Choirs & Music
The NWA Homeschool Choir began in the fall of 2017 as a "hobby choir" under the direction of Amy Chiodo. "I was anticipating a small ensemble of maybe a dozen singers, but with the right connections we quickly grew to a full 30+ member choir!" Origin Church in Lowell graciously opened their doors to our budding program and provided the support we needed to build a solid foundation. We're growing and have big dreams to develop our own choral and music department for homeschoolers in Northwest Arkansas and surrounding areas."
Spring 2020 launched our Music in Motion programs providing general music and Rhythm Band/Bucket Drumming opportunities for our youth.
Bel Canto Children's Chorus is available for grades K-3 (4th) by audition/interview only. A semester commitment is required for participation and the class is intended as a "training choir" for Legacy Concert Choir. Practice following a conductor, basics in choral singing, ear training, concert etiquette and more are taught and children learn foreign language songs, folk and more.
Formally known as the NWA Homeschool Choir, Legacy Concert Choir continues as an audition only general choir for grades 4-12 with emphasis on local concerts and community service. This choir is intended for beginning to early intermediate singers and/or those unable to commit more than a semester at a time. Like Bel Canto, Legacy is a training choir practicing fundamental elements of choral singing including basic note reading, ear training, following a conductor, introduction to harmony and more.
Our advanced choirs and ensembles, Vivace Chorus for grades 4-8 and Virtuoso Chorus for grades 7-12, are available by audition only and provide an intermediate to early advanced choral setting where more experienced singers prepare for choir festivals, pre-shows in Branson and local festivals/events, recording sessions, etc. Each . Advanced choirs and ensembles meet for the ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR and meet on a production schedule of their own (often starting and ending different from other Choice Education programs.) In years where one age group may have less than 12 singers, the two combine to one ensemble for the year.
FALL 2022 we are pleased to partner with ELITE DANCE STUDIOS to offer an afterschool SHOW CHOIR experience - "Show Teams" - for ages 7 and up. We will begin with foundations and basic skills and divide off into more advanced groupings as the team members progress. We're excited to offer this song and dance combination class. TWO rehearsals a week (Thursday at Choice Education's campus and Friday's at Elite Studios 4:00pm - 5:00pm) and school year commitment are required. More information coming soon. See our SUMMER BASIC SKILLS CAMP here.
RHYTHM BANDS & General Music. We now offer music ensemble classes where students K-12 will learn music theory, ensemble skills and work for semester show case presentations. General music incorporates a variety of percussion and pitched and unpitched instruments for a unique and ever moving music education course. Classes for each age group offered every semester. See our SUMMER RHYTHM CAMPS here.