Anima – Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus KidSingers is an introductory class for children entering Kindergarten and 1st grade. This entry-level program helps children find their singing voice, learn to move to music, develop beginning aural skills, and develop self confidence.
- For students in grades K-1
- Rehearses once a week for 50 min
2020 – 2021 Season
Rehearsals: Tuesdays from 5–5:50pm
- Session One:
- October 6 – December 18
- Session Two:
- February 2 – May 18
- Session One:
KidSingers music is selected for its age appropriateness, as well as its ability to teach musical awareness, and engage our youngest singers with a sense of fun and play. Music is drawn from folk songs, musical games, and unison and partner songs from America as well as other countries.
Concepts about music (melody, rhythm, harmony, tone color, loud and soft, simple forms), musical skills (pitch accuracy, steadiness of beat, fast-slow, echoing musical patterns, etc.) and vocal skills (learning the difference between the singing voice and the speaking or yelling voice, standing tall, breathing deeply) will be taught systematically throughout the rehearsals. Musical concepts are taught through singing, listening, moving, and playing with a spirit of joy and discovery.
Interpersonal And Personal Growth
Learning to perform music with skill and understanding builds self-esteem. In addition, music-making is done in relationship with others, within a community of shared learning and common goals.