Youth and Child

Youth and Child

The following is a list of organizations that offer singing opportunities for children of all ages and levels. This is a "work-in-progress" and the information is far from complete. If you have information you would like to add to this directory, please email info@bostonsingersresource.org

TOWN INDEX:

MASSACHUSETTS
Amesbury
Arlington

Belmont

Beverly

Boston

Boylston
Brighton
Brookline

Cambridge
Chestnut Hill
Dorchester
Duxbury
Fitchburg
Foxboro
Framingham
Hamilton
Hingham
Hudson
Hyde Park
Jamaica Plain
Lenox
Lexington
Littleton
Methuen
Middleboro
Natick
Newton
North Andover
Salem
Southboroug
South Easton
South Lancaster
Springfield
Stoneham
Stoughton
Stow
Waltham
Watertown
Wenham
Westminister
Weston
Worcester

MAINE:

Sweden

NEW HAMPSHIRE:

Berlin
Keene
Manchester
Plaistow
Portsmouth

OTHER RESOURCES:

Go City Kids
From The Top
Props Magazine
Summer music camps

 

MASSACHUSETTS:

ARLINGTON, MA


Name:
ArlingtonChildren's Theater (ACT)
Address: P.O. Box 1076, Arlington, MA, 02474.
Website: www.act.arlington.ma.us.
Other info: Children and youth after school and Saturday classes as well as full-scale productions.

Name: Sarteano Chamber Choral Workshop: High School/Young Adult Division
Address: 27 Patterson Road, Lexington, MA, 02421
Phone: 781.652.0158
Contact: Gail Leicher
Website:http://www.sarteanochoralworkshop.com/english/youngadultdivision.html
Other info: This workshop takes place in Italy, and is for auditioned singers ages 15-20, who are looking for a strong chamber ensemble experience. Simon Carrington, professor, the Yale School of Music, conducts the ensemble. Daily vocal pedagogy sessions using the Rohmert Method of Functional Voicetraining; an approach to voice not commonly found in the US. Recreational and educational field trips. Simon hosts a Q&A session for prospective college students about the college audition process, the life of a professional singer, and other topics of your choice.

BELMONT, MA

Name: Powers Music School
Address: P.O. Box 398, Belmont, MA
Website: www.powersmusic.org
Phone: 617-484-4696
Contact: Helen Clapp Stevenson, Executive and Artistic Director
Other info: Offers classes, lessons, and ensembles for all ages. NEW in 2006, the Peter Elvins Opera Vocal competition for ages 16-21

Name:
Boston Children's Opera
Address: P.O. Box 79062 Belmont MA
Phone: 617-628-0063
Contact: David Budgell and Jenni Harrison
Other info: For singers in grades 2 and up.
"We perform three full length operas during the school year and three in the summer as 'special summer opera workshops' where the singers make the sets and props, too."

BEVERLY, MA

Name: The North of Boston Arts Center
Address: 502 Cabot St., Beverly, MA 01915
Phone: 508-331-2733
Contact: northofbostonartscenter@yahoo.com
Website: www.thenobac.org
Other info:The North of Boston Arts Center (NOBAC) offers a cultural afterschool program for children of elementary school ages which includes activities such as singing, acting , sculpting, dance, painting, drawing, theater improvisation and productions. We are presenting our first children’s musical “The Aristocats” in
November of 2009. Auditions will take place in August, 2009. Please check our website thenobac.org for updates.

BOSTON, MA

Name:
Boston Children's Chorus
Artistic Director:
Anthony Trecek-King
Address: 112 Shawmut Avenue, Suite 5B, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-778-2242
Contact: info@bostonchildrenschorus.org
Website: www.bostonchildrenschorus.org
Other info: The Boston Children's Chorus is a a multi-racial, multi-cultural arts organization that brings together a diverse group of children ages 7-15 from urban and suburban neighborhoods, schools, religious institutions, and community organizations to discover the power of singing together and serve as ambassadors for their city.

Name: Boston City Singers
Phone: Jane Money (617) 825 0674, Tom Morris (617) 697 5621
Contact: Jane Money, Metro Boston/Dorchester Program Director; Tom Morris, Jamaica Plain Program Director
Website: www.bostoncitysingers.org
Other info: Programs for singers ages 4-18. Non-auditioned Kodály Singing Classes and Neighborhood Training Chorus programs for ages 4-12 in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, & Cambridge, offering beginning through intermediate choral training. Auditioned city-wide Concert Chorus open to singers in grades 6-12, including changed voices. Unique "Global Voices" program offers national and international touring and collaborative opportunities, vocal coaching, and extensive performance and recording opportunities in the Greater Boston area. Established in 1995, Boston City Singers is "more than a youth chorus", providing access to music education and its benefits to young people ages 4-18 from all walks of life. Through personal development and musical training, we provide opportunities for young people to grow in confidence, discipline, teamwork, and global awareness.

Name:
Boston Conservatory Summer Institute
Address: 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA
Phone: 617-536-6340
Website: www.bostonconservatory.edu
Other info: Summer intensive programs for High School Students in choral singing, piano, and dance.

Name:
Community Music Center of Boston
Address: 34 Warren Avenue, Boston, MA
Phone: 617-482-7494
Contact: registrar@cmcb.org
Website: www.cmcb.org
Other info: Offers year round classes, workshops, ensembles for all ages. Also, special High School programs for college preparation.

Name: Handel and Haydn Vocal Apprenticeship Programs
Address: Horticultural Hall, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-262-1815 x126
Contact: Bill Pappazisis;  bill@handelandhaydn.org
Website: www.handelandhaydn.org
Other info: Four auditioned choirs for ages 8-18 which includes Singers (ages 8-11), Youth Chorus (ages 10-14), Young Men’s Chorus (changing to changed voices grs. 7-12), Young Women’s Chorus (grs. 9-12.) Music theory classes and tickets to H&H Symphony concerts included free of charge. Classes/rehearsals at Boston Latin School (ample parking, easy T-access), regular performances at Cutler Majestic Theatre and Symphony Hall. VAP High School Soloists (20 scholarships, financial need based) offer private vocal instruction and masterclasses at N.E. Conservatory.

Name: Lyric Stage Company
Address: 140 Clarendon St., Boston, MA
Phone: 617-437-7172
Website: www.lyricstage.com
Other info: Offers Once Upon a Time - participatory shows for young children (ages 2-8), Lyric First Stage - 5 week summer intensive training program for teens focusing on Shakespeare and musical theatre, and Lyric First Curtain - subsidized or free tickets for organizations that serve teens who would otherwise not be able to attend live professional theatre. Check website for current offerings.

Name:
New England Conseravatory Preparatory School
Address: 290 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA
Phone: 617-585-1130
Contact: prep@newenglandconservatory.edu
Website: www.newenglandconservatory.edu
Other info: Year round ensemble, class, and privates study programs. Summer school includes institutes and weekend intensives on topics including yoga, piano pedagogy, Kodaly, African and Indian rhythm, programs for young performers and continuing education/college courses.

Name:
South Boston Children's Chorus, a division of Boston City Singers
Address: 340 Dorchester St., Boston, MA
Phone: (413) 374 4955
Contact: Carol Spinelli cfsmusic@aol.com
Other info: South Boston Children's Choir offers quality music education and choral singing opportunities to children ages 6-14. All programs are non-auditioned and open to any interested children regardless of prior experience.

Name: Youth Pro Musica - The Greater Boston Youth Chorus.
Address: W. Newton, MA
Phone: 617-666-6087
Contact: Robert Barney,Director. director@youthpromusica.org
Website: www.youthpromusica.org
Other info: Choral ensemble that educates young people in musicianship and choral singing. Members come from over twenty communities in Greater Boston and include over fifty girls and boys in grades 3 through 12. An audition is required to participate.

Name:
Wheelock Family Theater
Address: 180 The Riverway, Boston
Phone: 617-879-2235
Contact: Jane Staab
Website: www.wheelock.edu/wft/
Other info: Children and Youth classes as well as full scale productions.


BOYLSTON, MA

Name:
Calliope Youth Theater Workshops
Address: 15 Main St., Boylston, MA.
Phone: 508-869-6887
Website: www.calliopeproductions.org
Other info: Offering musical theatre workshops and full-scale productions for pre-teens and teens year-round.

BRIGHTON, MA

Name:  "Luckyten" Young Talent Vocal and Dance Studio
Address:  1845 Commonwealth Ave, Brighton, MA
Phone:  617-462-9127 or 617 - 686-3754
Website:  www.luckyten.org
Other info:  Year-round music and dance training for students ages 4-18. Opera, solfedge, music theater, pop, folk, hip-hop dance, tap, and acting.


BROOKLINE, MA

Name:
AKA Fellas
Address: P.O. Box 470411, Brookline, MA
Phone: 617-264-PALS (7257)
Contact: Bret Silverman, Director;
Email: info@palschildrenschorus.org
Website: www.palschildrenschorus.org
Other Info: 12 Man Acappella group for ages 14 - 18.Performs jazz, ballads, rock.

Name:  Brookline Children's Community Theater
Address:  Brookline Adult Community Education, P.O. Box 150, Brookline, MA 02446
Phone:  617-730-2700
Website:  www.brooklineadulted.org 
Other Info:  Classes and summer workshops for ages 5-13. Learn how much fun acting can be! In this program for students in grades three through eight, we'll engage in the whole acting process, creating unique songs, choreographing dance moves, playing improvisational games, writing a script, and putting on a lively performance for family and friends. New and returning students are welcome.

Name: Brookline Music School
Address: 25 Kennard Road, Brookline, MA 02445
Phone: 617-277-4593
Website: www.bmsmusic.org
Other Info: Brookline Music School offers private lessons, classes and ensembles for all ages and abilities. Classes for ages 6 mos and up. The faculty is comprised of world-class musicians and educators, and all musical styles are included (from Baroque to Jazz to Rock). Tuition assistance is available.

Name: Brookline Smart Summers
Address: Brookline, MA 02445
Phone: 617-730-2700
Contact: Monica von Huene
Email: monica_vonhuene@brookline.k12.ma.us
Website: www.brooklineadulted.org/smartsummers/sumprog.shtml
Other Info: A variety of childrens offerings including theatrical arts programs for children, ages 7-13.


Name: Pals Children's Chorus, AKA Fellas, PALS Girlchoir
Address: P.O. Box 470411, Brookline, MA
Phone: 617-264-PALS (7257)
Contact: Andy Icochea, Artistic Director;
Email: info@palschildrenschorus.org
Website: www.palschildrenschorus.org
Other Info: Performs with Boston Symphony Orchestra and other major ensembles in the area. Acceptance into PALS is by audition only, and first priority is given to Lincoln School students in Brookline. Once these students have been auditioned, others may audition if space is available. Boys are particularly encouraged to audition.

Name:
Pals Girlchoir
Address: P.O. Box 470411, Brookline, MA
Phone: 617-264-PALS (7257)
Contact: Megan Henderson, Director;
Email: info@palschildrenschorus.org
Website: www.palschildrenschorus.org
Other Info: Girls choir for ages 14 - 18. Performs world, folk, classical and pop.

CAMBRIDGE, MA

Name:
Boston Boy Choir, St. Paul's Church,
Address: 29 Mt. Auburn St. Cambridge, MA
Phone: 617-868-8658
Contact: John Dunn, Music Director;
Email: bostonboychoir@comcast.net
Website: www.bostonboychoir.org
Other info: Boy Choir catholic school for children grades 5-8

Name:
North Cambridge Family Opera
Phone: 617.354.2797
Contact:info@familyopera.com
Website: www.familyopera.com
Other info: The mission of this group is to provide children and adults the opportunity to perform a world or U.S. premiere of a work written or adapted for family audiences and performers. Cast and crews are comprised of children and adults, with participation by multiple family members encouraged.

Name: New School of Music
Phone: 617-492-8105
Contact: 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA info@newschoolofmusic.org
Website: www.newschoolofmusic.org
Other info: Offers a teen choir, musical theater, Balkan family choir, workshops and year round private voice lessons for ages 11 and up, and instrument lessons & group class for ages four and up. The New School of Music has an outstanding faculty to guide students in their musical endeavors in classical, jazz, contemporary and world music styles. Tuition assistance is available.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA

Name:
Pals Girlchoir, Chestnut Hill, MA
Phone: 617.264.7257
Contact: Megan Henderson
Website: www.palschildrenschorus.org
Other info: Choir for girls age14-18. Performs a mix of world, folk, classical, and popular music.

DORCHESTER, MA

Name: Boston City Singers
Phone: (617) 825 0674
Contact: Jane Money, Director
Website: www.bostoncitysingers.org
Other info: Auditioned and non-auditioned programs for singers ages 6 - 18. Auditioned chorus open to singers in grades 7 - 12, performing, collaborative and touring opportunities, vocal coaching, and distinctive and challenging repertoire. Three levels of training choruses.

DUXBURY, MA

Name: South Shore Conservatory, One Conservatory Dr., Hingham/64 St. George St. Duxbury
Phone: 781-749-7565 x48
Contact: Lorna Jane Norris: l.norris@sscmusic.org
Website: www.sscmusic.org
Other info: Voice Classes for 7-9 yrs/10-12 yrs and Private lessons. Summer Vocal Institute - An intensive 10 day for motivated singers ages 14-18 in both Musical Theatre and Classical Styles. NEW: SVI Junior - for young singers ages 9-13. See website for details.

FITCHBURG, MA


Name:
Harmony Explosion Camp Northeast
Address: Fitchburg State College
Phone: 781-245-2494
Contact: Scott Domaratius, Camp Coordinator
Email: hxcamp@rcn.com
Website: hxcamp.nedymih.org
Other Info: 3-day music camp for male high school students. Tuition, room & board are fully scholarshipped by chapters of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Also curriculum for music educators and Music Ed majors (scholarships & CEU's)

FOXBORO, MA

Name: Vocal Arts Academy
Address: 306 Purchase Street, South Easton, MA 02375
Phone: 508-297-2145
Email: info@andreadelgiudice.com
Contact: Andrea DelGiudice, Artistic Director
Website: http://www.andreadelgiudice.com
Other info: A vocal arts program offering conservatory level training in voice, piano, chorus, music theory and acting for youth and adults.


FRAMINGHAM, MA

Name:
Performing Arts Center of Metrowest
Address: 140 Pearl Street • Framingham, MA 01702
Contact: 508-875-5554, pacmwest@aol.com
Website: www.pacmetrowest.org
Other info: Music, Dance, Theatre instruction for all ages.


HAMILTON, MA

Name: Neverland Express
Address: Hamilton, MA
Website: www.neverlandtheatre.com
Other info: Music theater productions for children ages 8-100. Year round.

HINGHAM, MA

Name: South Shore Conservatory, One Conservatory Dr., Hingham/64 St. George St. Duxbury
Phone: 781-749-7565 x48
Contact: Lorna Jane Norris: l.norris@sscmusic.org
Website: www.sscmusic.org
Other info: Voice Classes for 7-9 yrs/10-12 yrs and Private lessons. Summer Vocal Institute - An intensive 10 day for motivated singers ages 14-18 in both Musical Theatre and Classical Styles. NEW: SVI Junior - for young singers ages 9-13. See website for details.

HUDSON, MA

Name:Pro Musica Youth Chorus,Arts Alliance, 155 Apsley Street, Hudson, MA 01749
Phone: 978.562.1646
Contact: Arts_Jan Patterson, Director: alliance@upwitharts.org

Website: http://www.upwitharts.org/pmyc.php
Other info: Celebrating their 22nd year. Chorus for youth ages 7-17. Rehearsals Monday evenings at Hudson HS. Performs challenging music from Medieval-20th c.

HYDE PARK, MA

Name:
Riverside Theatreworks, Hyde Park MA
Phone: 508-232-3230
Contact: Melissa Williams melisma@comcast.net
Website: www.riversidetheatreworks.org
Other info: VOTED BEST THEATRE IN BOSTON 2006 CBS4.com A creative drama, musical theatre and music program for children thru adults. We have year long performing art classes as well as summer camp programs. We also produce 5 main stage shows a year - 2006-2007 Season Anne of Green Gables, Oliver and Children of Eden. Call or email for more information.


JAMAICA PLAIN, MA

Name: Jamaica Plain Children's Chorus, a division of Boston City Singers
Address: 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
Phone: (617) 697 5621
Contact: Tom Morris, Director tmorris@bostoncitysingers.org
Other Info: Jamaica Plain Children's Chorus offers quality music education and choral singing oppotunities to children ages 6 - 12. All
programs are non-auditioned and open to any interested children regardless of prior experience

LENOX, MA

Name:
Tanglewood High School Institute - Boston University
Address: School of Music, 855 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA
Phone: winter- 617-353-3386; summer - 413-637-1430
Contact: tanglewd@bu.edu
Website: http://web.bu.edu/cfa/music/tanglewood
Other info: Summer advanced musicstudy for High School age and up

LEXINGTON, MA

Name: Sarteano Chamber Choral Workshop: High School/Young Adult Division
Address: 27 Patterson Road, Lexington, MA, 02421
Phone: 781.652.0158
Contact: Gail Leicher
Website:http://www.sarteanochoralworkshop.com/english/youngadultdivision.html
Other info: This workshop takes place in Italy, and is for auditioned singers ages 15-20, who are looking for a strong chamber ensemble experience. Simon Carrington, professor, the Yale School of Music, conducts the ensemble. Daily vocal pedagogy sessions using the Rohmert Method of Functional Voicetraining; an approach to voice not commonly found in the US. Recreational and educational field trips. Simon hosts a Q&A session for prospective college students about the college audition process, the life of a professional singer, and other topics of your choice.

LITTLETON, MA

Name:
Indian Hill School of Music
Address: 36 King St. PO Box 1484, Littleton, MA
Phone: 978-486-9524
Contact:info@indianhillmusic.org
Website: www.indianhillmusic.org/
Other info: Offering private lessons, classes, workshops, ensembles for all ages


METHUEN, MA

Name:
Methuen Young People's Theatre
Address: 192 Broadway (Route 28) Methuen, MA 01844
Contact: Robert Jay White rwhite@sweetser.org
Website: www.mmmh.org
Other info: Methuen Young People's Theatre is open to all students in grades 4-12. Throughout each summer, the group rehearses a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta twice per week and performs in a fully staged, costumed and decorated production in September.

MIDDLEBORO, MA

Name:
Festival Youth Chorus
Address: 52 Thomas St., Middleboro, MA 02346
Phone: 508 946-2624
Contact: smfc2@verizon.net
Website: smfconline.org
Other info: Chorus for youth ages 8-14. No auditions necessary, just an ability to pay attention , a team-spirited desire to achieve excellence and a love of music! Rehearse Wed. evenings from 7-8pm at the First Congregational Church in Raynham, MA.

NATICK, MA

Name:
Walnut Hill High School for Performing Arts
Addres: 12 Highland St. Natick, MA
Phone: 508-650-5020
Contact: Stephanie Perrin, Head. sperrin@walnuthillarts.org
Website: www.walnuthillarts.org
Other info: Private High School for the performing arts

NEWTON, MA

Name:
Music Together of Newton
Address: Newton, MA
Phone: 617-928-0190
Contact: Julia Priest, Music Director. julia@musictogethernewton.com
Website: www.musictogethernewton.com
Other info: An internationally recognized music instruction program for children ages birth through Kindergarten and beyond. Curriculum is based on Dalcroze Eurythmics, and Gordon theories of movement and improvisation. Tuition includes songbook/CD. The recording uses live, healthy voices and live instruments. Julia Priest is a MM - voice graduate of Boston University.

Name: Youth Pro Musica - The Greater Boston Youth Chorus.
Address: W. Newton, MA
Phone: 617-666-6087
Contact: Robert Barney, Director. director@youthpromusica.org
Website: www.youthpromusica.org
Other info: Choral ensemble that educates young people in musicianship and choral singing. Members come from over twenty communities in Greater Boston and include over fifty girls and boys in grades 3 through 12. An audition is required to participate.

NORTH ANDOVER, MA


Name:
Treble Chorus of New England
Address: North Andover, MA
Phone: 978-837-5461
Contact: Melanie Muggia, Artistic Manager
Email: mmuggia@treblechorus.com
Websites: www.treblechorus.com,

Other info: The Treble Chorus of New England, founded in 1975, has a long history of championing performances of classical and fine contemporary literature for children's voices. The Treble Chorus provides exceptional choral training to youth, and serves to educate and develop a love and understanding for classical music. Ages 6-18 by audition. Phone, email, or check our website for audition dates.

Name: Young Opera Company of New England
Address: 7 Upton Avenue, North Reading, MA 01864
Phone:978-664-4705
Contact: Marie Stultz, Founder and Artistic Director
Other info: Dedicated to training young singers through great music and ambitious opera programs. Our goal is to educate as well as entertain audiences. Admission by audition.

SALEM, MA

Name: Salem Children's Theater and Teen Studio
Address: 96 Swampscott Rd, Salem, MA 01970
Phone: 978-744-8223
Contact: Cynthia Marnik, Artistic Director
Other info: Summer and year-round classes in Acting, Theatre games, Movement, Singing, Mime, Monologues, Scene Study, Playwriting, Mask-Making, Improvisation, Jazz and Tap Dance. Ages 7 - 17

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA

Name: Salute to the American Musical
Address: St. Mark's Summer Institute, 25 Marlborough Rd., Southborough, MA 01772
Phone: 508-786-6305
Contact: Earl Raney, Director,
Email: debraparker@stmarksschool.org
Website: www.stmarksschool.org/summermusic
Other info: Two weeks of rehearsals (July 27-August 7) will have singers dancing, singing and acting with confidence and pizzazz. Private auditions may be arranged for participants aged 14+. Please call or email Debra Parker at 508-786-6305 or debraparker@stmarksschool.org to arrange an audition time. No auditions are necessary for 11-13 year olds but participation will be limited to the first 20 applicants. Have some fun this summer and be a part of the act!

SOUTH EASTON

Name: Vocal Arts Academy
Address: 306 Purchase Street, South Easton, MA 02375
Phone: 508-297-2145
Email: info@andreadelgiudice.com
Contact: Andrea DelGiudice, Artistic Director
Website: http://www.andreadelgiudice.com
Other info: A vocal arts program offering conservatory level training in voice, piano, chorus, music theory and acting for youth and adults.

SOUTH LANCASTER, MA

Name:
Thayer Performing Arts Center
Address: 438 Main Street South Lancaster, MA
Phone: 978.368.2100
Contact: Carol Swinyar, Director,
Email: TPACdirector@auc.edu
Website:http://thayer.auc.edu
Other info: music lessons, classes, and ensembles for all ages.


SPRINGFIELD, MA

Name:
Community Music School of Springfield
Address: 127 State St. Springfield, MA
Phone: 413-732-8428
Contact: Eric Bachrach, Executive Director,
Email: ebachrach@communitymusicschool.com
Website: www.communitymusicschool.com
Other info: Offers lessons, early childhood classes, and summer workshops for children and youth.

STONEHAM, MA

Name:
Stoneham Theatre
Address: Main St., Stoneham, MA
Phone: 781-279-2200
Contact: Caitlin Lowans, education@stonehamtheatre.org
Website: www.stonehamtheatre.org
Other info: The young company offers year round classes in music theater and full-scale productions for children ages 8 - 18.

STOUGHTON, MA

Name: Vocal Arts Academy
Address: 306 Purchase Street, South Easton, MA 02375
Phone: 508-297-2145
Email: info@andreadelgiudice.com
Contact: Andrea DelGiudice, Artistic Director
Website: http://www.andreadelgiudice.com
Other info: A vocal arts program offering conservatory level training in voice, piano, chorus, music theory and acting for youth and adults.

STOW, MA

Name: FPC Youth Choir. FPC Young Men's Chorus
Address: First Parish Church of Stow and Acton Unitarian Universalist, 353 Great Rd. Stow, MA 01775
Phone: 978-897-8149
Contact: Suzanne Cartreine, Director of Music
Website:www.fpc-stow-acton.org/music.htm
Other info: Classical youth choirs based at UU church are open to members of the greater community, grades 4-12. Rehearse Thursday afternoons; sing for church services once a month. Opportunity to have fun and make friends while exploring a musical repertoire that spans eight centuries and draws on various traditions around the world; sing in foreign languages; sight-singing and ear training provided. All are welcome!

WALTHAM, MA

Name: MJ's Music School, LLC
Address: 885 Main Street, Waltham, MA
Phone: 781-642-1181
Contact: mjbessey@yahoo.com
Website: www.mjsmusicschool.com
Other Info: Offers Private Lessons for most instruments and voice. Rock/Blues band classes. Youth choir, recitals, and performances. Programs available all year.


WATERTOWN, MA

Name: Revels
Address: 80 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: 617-972-8300
Website: www.revels.org
Other Info: Revels auditions children ages 6-12 twice a year for our Children's chorus, always an important part of our annual productions, "The Christmas Revels" in Cambridge, and "Midsummer Revels" in Boston.

WENHAM, MA

Name:
Gordon College Children's Choir
Address: Grapevine Rd. Wenham, MA
Phone: 978-927-2306 x 4818
Contact: Sandy Doneski, Director; sdoneski@faith.gordon.edu
Website: www.gordon.edu
Other info: Weekly rehearsals September to May at Gordon College, Phillips Music Center. Open to any child in grades 2 through 8. Auditions required.

WESTMINISTER, MA

Name:
Opera Presto
Address: 4 Amber Rd. Westminister, MA 01473
Phone: 508-460-6671
Contact: Nancy Williams, Steven Sussman info@operapresto.com
Website: www.operapresto.com

WESTON, MA

Name: Capriccio Children's Chorus
Address: Rivers School Conservatory, 333 Winter St., Weston, MA 02493
Phone: 781-235-6840
Contact: s.emmanouilidis@rivers.org
Website: www.riversschoolconservatory.org
Other info: For children ages 10 through 15, Capriccio Chorus performs repertoire ranging from American music in the Broadway and Jazz genres to art-songs and folk music from cultures throughout the world in languages specific to each culture. The variety of performances range from formal to community outreach, at Rivers and throughout the MetroWest and Greater Boston communites. The chorus meets on Thursdays, 4:00 to 6:00 at The Rivers School Conservatory, 333 Winter St., Weston from September through May. New singers are welcome to attend Open Rehearsals in September and January.

WORCESTER, MA

Name: Acting Up Theatre Company
Address: Summer Children's Theatre Camp, Worcester, MA.
Phone: 508-799-0069
Contact: Mike Gremo - mgremo@actinguptheatre.com
Website: www.actinguptheatre.com

Other info: 4 Week camp with classes and workshops in music, theatre and dance. Final presentation is a musical.

Name:
Joy of Music
Address: 1 Gorham St. Worcester, MA
Phone: 508-856-9541
Contact: jmusic.prog@verizon.net
Website: www.jomp.org/
Other info: Music classes, lessons, and ensembles for all ages.

Name:
Royal Academy for Music, Worcester, MA
Address: 560 Boston Tpk, Shrewsbury, MA
Phone: 508-842-1221  
Contact: Omar Soffan, Music Director

Name: Worcester Children's Chorus
Address: 500 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 
Phone: 508-767-7077
Contact: wcchorus@gmail.com
Website: www.worcesterchildrenschorus.com
Other info: Offers professional level instruction in vocal technique, music theory, sightsinging, ear training and presentation to children singers in the Worcester area.

MAINE:

SWEDEN, ME

Name:
Camp Encore/Coda
Address: Winter: 32 Grassmere Rd., Brookline, MA 02467 Summer: Stearns Pond, Sweden, ME, 04040
Phone: Winter: Tel: 617-325-1541 Fax: 617-325-7278; Summer: Tel: 207-647-3947 Fax: 207-647-3259
Contact: ellen@encore-coda.com
Website: www.encore-coda.com
Other info: A summer music camp for children in grades 4-12. Since 1950 Camp Encore-Coda has welcomed spirited young musicians from all over the world who want to have fun playing & learning about music, plus enjoy some sports and good times with friends in a woodsy Maine summer camp environment. 


NEW HAMPSHIRE:


BERLIN, NH


Name:
Community Center for the Arts
Address: 155 Emery Street, Berlin, NH 03570
Phone: 603-752-1028
Contact: info@stkieranarts.org
Website: www.stkieranarts.org
Other info: Performances and classes for all ages.

KEENE, NH


Name:
The Youth Chorus at Kimura
Address: 100 Washington Street, Keene, NH
Phone: 603-357-7019
Contact: The Keene Institute of Music and Related Arts, NHSinginteacher@aol.com
Other info: for singers in grades 3-8, by audition; meets Monday, 4:30-6:00 pm, September - May; perform two concerts per year

MANCHESTER, NH

Name: The Palace Theatre
Address: 80 Hanover St., Manchester, NH
Phone: 603-668-5588
Contact: PYT@palacetheatre.org, www.placetheatre.org
Other: Music and acting classes for children Preschool - Grade 12

PLAISTOW, NH

Name: The Sadd Cafe
Address: 148 Plaistow Rd./Rte. 125, P.O. Box 1051 Plaistow, NH 03865
Phone: (603) 382-8893
Contact:bookings@thesadcafe.com
Website: http://www.thesadcafe.com
Other: A nonprofit organization offering after school programs, local amateur musicians & bands performances, teen dances & other events in a drug-free, family & teen friendly environment.

PORTSMOUTH, NH


Name:
Seacoast Repertory Theater for Children
Address: 125 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH
Contact: info@seacoastrep.org
Website: www.seacoastrep.org
Other Info: Classes, lessons, and full scale productions for youth and children as well as adults.

OTHER RESOURCES

Name:
GO CITY KIDS
Website: www.gocitykids.com
Other info: National Guide for parents and kids. Includes "entertainment" and "classes and lessons" information for major cities.

Name:
FROM THE TOP
Website: www.fromthetop.org
Other info: Weekly radio program highlighting young musicians from around the nation with host, Christopher O'Reily. Website includes information for parents as well as forums and resources for students

Name: PROPS ONLINE MAGAZINE
Website: www.propsmagtv.com
Other info: Students can register for free and enjoy a lot of different things such as setting up their own blog, downloading episodes of the different shows we have produced, showing off their art, poetry, and writing, and getting the opportunity to be published in our online magazine.

Name: SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS
Website:www.bandnotes.info/camps.htm
Other info: Put together by Wayland MIddle School music department, this website lists summer music camps and arts camps all over the country as well as here in New England.


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