NEC Prep Youth Chorale Singers

"Truly to sing, that is a different breath." - Rainer Maria Rilke

Welcome to NEC's Prep Voice Department and our community of young singers, their families, and our expert faculty! We offer private instruction, preparatory voice classes for younger singers and a full curriculum of classes and ensemble opportunities for intermediate to advanced young singers. Our program offers training and performance opportunities for singers interested in exploring the vocal arts from classical to jazz. We're here to support young singers in their vocal development and offer information and education for their parents and families on vocal training, vocal health and career paths that can begin with voice study.

At the NEC Prep Voice Department, we welcome all students who love to sing and want to learn more! Our Saturday program brings together many different students from around the state and beyond to share their excitement for music-making and singing. Feel free to take some time learning about our program on this page and don't forget to read about our wonderful voice faculty. Consider joining us to explore the power of your own voice! Please let us know if we can answer any questions you may have along the way.

Rebecca Bogers, Interim Voice Department Chair

Private Lessons

Private instruction is the foundation of a sound musical education. At NEC Prep, the depth and expertise of our faculty assure a great match for our students' individual needs. A unique feature of our voice private lesson program is that it includes the opportunity to participate in recitals and evaluations, which offer every student valuable performance experience and feedback from a variety of teachers.

Voice private lessons of 30, 45, and 60 minutes are offered for students ages 13 and older of all levels (including beginners!). Students younger than 13 years old have the option to enroll in our Preparatory Voice Class, as preparation for private lessons. Prospective voice students must set up an audition or placement interview with Rebecca Bogers, Prep School Director, who will advise each student personally regarding an appropriate studio teacher placement and path of study. For information on teacher placement interviews and scheduling an appointment with Rebecca Bogers, please contact the Prep office.

For information on how to get started, please click here. Private lessons can begin at any time during the school year.

Progress Reports & Evaluations
Concerto Competition
Tuition & Fees

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Preparatory Voice Class for Young Singers

Sarah Houghton, instructor

This class offers beginning level group instruction in singing for students aged 7-13 as preparation for private lessons. Singers learn the basics of vocal training through age-appropriate vocal exercises and song preparation, building healthy vocal habits within a supportive and fun group setting. Singers learn how to prepare and present solo songs through coaching and performance in class. This class will culminate in an end of semester recital. This class is offered in two sections by level.

Beginner: Saturdays, 12-1pm
Intermediate: Saturdays, 1-1:45pm


For information regarding our chorus program, please click here.

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Suggested Course Offerings by Age

Young singers performing at Winter Fest Voice Ages 4-7

Voice Ages 8-11

Voice Ages 12-15

Voice Ages 16-18

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Audition Information

For information on how to audition for our voice offerings, please click here.

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