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Independent vocal instruction is a valuable tool for young singers to discover their full potential. While private lessons are NOT a required part of the vocal music curriculum at Armstrong, they are HIGHLY encouraged. Nearly
one-fourth of all Armstrong choir students currently enroll in private voice lessons. Private instruction is available to all singers. Scholarship money dedicated by the Armstrong Choir Boosters is available as needed and may cover
up to one half of the cost of lessons. For scholarship stipulations and application, please see Mr. Rangel. Study in a private studio is a commitment on the part of the teacher, student, and parents. Therefore, it is expected that this arrangement between the above parties will be maintained for a minimum of one semester.
Our students have the opportunity to study the solo voice with professionals from the Twin Cities area. This is a unique setting where an independently contracted teacher uses the facilities at Armstrong after school
to provide vocal instruction. One-on-one instruction allows for careful investigation of the student’s voice, opportunity for vocal growth, and appropriate literature selection. A consistent lesson schedule develops a
beneficial regimen of practice, discipline and vocal aptitude.
30 minute weekly lessons are given by the Armstrong Voice Faculty at a cost determined by each studio teacher.
Payment schedules are determined by each teacher’s individual studio policy. Payments must be made
directly to the private teacher. Available funds from an individual student choir account may be requested
to be paid to voice teachers by filling out a Choir Account Withdrawal Form.
After filling out the Voice Lesson Application Form, the music faculty will make every attempt to match the student to a teacher to best fit his or her needs. Students may indicate on the lesson application a preference for a
specific voice teacher. Students who have studied with a specific teacher will have priority in returning to their studio.
To obtain the full benefits of private instruction, the student is expected to practice on a regular basis and to come prepared for each lesson. If a student does not have access or the skills to use a piano, the student is
encouraged to record the lesson to provide opportunity for practice throughout the week.
Appropriate literature for each student will be chosen by the instructor. In accordance with copyright laws and Minnesota State High School League rules, each student is expected to purchase any necessary materials. A
temporary photocopy of music, for initial study purpose, may be given to the student with the understanding that purchase of an original copy will need to be made.
All students will have the opportunity to perform in master classes, recitals, and Solo/Ensemble contests during the school year. Students may be responsible for payment of accompanist fees when needed for these types
of performances. In addition to the personal and musical benefits of private vocal instruction, students will
receive Choir letter points for their consistent participation in a private studio. To enroll in private voice
lessons, complete the form above, and return it to Mr. Rangel.
Orchestra Hall Information
Orchestra Hall Festival Rehearsal Schedule
Tickets forms can be picked up in the choir office or purchased at the door.
ANNOUNCING 2013-2014 CHOIR AUDITIONS!
Auditions will be held May 7-16 for the upcoming Cantori and Concert Choirs. Audition packets are available in the Choir Room. All of the needed forms can be printed from the links below. Please contact Stephanie Trump with any questions.
Cantori/ Concert Choir 2013-2014
Mandatory Parent Meeting
Tonight's mandatory parent meeting for the incoming Cantori and Concert Choirs is CANCELLED. Information that was going to be presented at the meeting will be shared with you shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience, Mrs. Trump has had a family emergency that demands immediate attention.
Spring Concert Program Advertisements
The Armstrong Choir Boosters would like to offer parents, family and friends an opportunity to show support for their favorite Armstrong Choir student(s) by placing an advertisement/greeting in the Spring Concert program for only $10. All proceeds benefit the AHS Choir scholarship fund. For more information, click on the file below.
Greg Dokken is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota, where he was recipient of a full graduate assistantship and studied with Rachel Inselman. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, where he studied with Dr. Michael Jorgensen. Recently, Greg sang the roles of Dulcamara in L'Elisir d'Amore, Tonio in I Pagliacci, Count Almaviva in Glensheen's production of Le Nozze di Figaro, Ford in Verdi's Falstaff, and 2nd Philistine in Samson et Dalila with the 2008 Sieur Du Luth Summer Arts Festival. He appeared as baritone soloist in Beethoven's Choral Fantasy with the Duluth Superior symphony orchestra in the spring of 2009 and also sang the baritone solo in Brahms' Requiem. He was also recipient of the Baake Choral Scholarship as section leader for the Duluth Superior symphony Orchestra Chorus for the 2009-2010 season. In November, Greg sang the role of Rev Baines for the University of Minnesota's production of Elmer Gantry.