Intermediate Vocal Studio
Once singers are confident in their ability to match pitch, read notation on the treble staff, recognize and repeat rhythmic patterns, and perform music with a sense of artistic confidence, they are ready for our Intermediate Vocal Studio. In this class, singers will further develop their artistry and vocal technique through the study and performance of a more complex repertoire, singing in multiple languages throughout the season. Music theory concepts include time signatures, intervals, and more complex rhythmic patterning. Ear training will include developing confidence with more substantial sight-singing exercises, as well as introducing dictation. Between classes, approximately 45-60 minutes of at-home practice will be encouraged each week.
This program includes two recitals featuring solo performances (prepared through videos and shared online), to be held in December and April.
Our Virtual Vocal Studios are run collaboratively by Caitlyn Breukelman and Zimfira Poloz
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I feel so honoured to be a chorister with the HCC. It has opened up my learning capabilities and allowed me to express myself artistically in an amazing environment.
I credit being part of the choir assisting me in my career path, giving me confidence in front of groups of people and giving me the ability to be successful and grow quickly in my roles.
What the HCC does best is give people who are feeling like they don’t belong a place to express themselves, and as a young artist… that’s truly invaluable.
Through the HCC, I’ve made so many strong friendships and advanced musically to a level I never thought I could. The HCC is a safe learning environment in which choristers and director learn more than just music, which is brought together by a common goal.
The ways in which my years as part of the HCC have affected my life and who I am today are too manifold to count. HCC was the most influential experience of my teenage years and I am incredibly grateful for it.
There’s a perfect balance of discipline, work ethic, fun, and creativity that’s encouraged within this group. You learn how to pull together as a team: both musically and intellectually. You succeed alongside one another. You encourage each other’s highs and are there for one another for the lows. You literally learn how to breathe together: what could be more magical than that?
When I joined the HCC, suddenly there was a whole room of people who felt the exact same way I did when I was singing.