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Voice Program

The cornerstone of our vocal program, Pro Voice, is a commitment to nurturing three pillars of success: confidence, technique and musicality.  Voice students develop healthy technique, gain critical knowledge to strengthen musicality, and build stylistic skills within a varied repertoire of vocal genres. The program fosters a lifelong love of using one's voice and builds the professional singers, choirs and audiences of tomorrow. Students of all ages and levels can benefit from our Pro Voice program, whether for serious study or for recreational enjoyment.  

Private Lessons

The FSPA Music Department offers private lessons in voice. A student may begin private lessons at any time during the year, given teacher availability. Music Department Student Recitals are scheduled throughout the year. Make-up policies can be found in the FSPA Class Schedule. Private lessons are scheduled in order of date of registration.

Voice Classes

Voice classes are designed for young singers (ages 6-18) looking to gain experience and basic technique. Classes focus on the fundamentals of breathing, vowel placement, sight-reading and ear training. A wide-ranging repertoire is studied including classical, musical theater, pop, rock and jazz genres. Solo and choral repertoire is studied at every level. Age, vocal maturity and experience determine level placement. Students wishing to enroll in Levels II, III or IV must be evaluated by the Vocal Director.

Class Levels:

  • Voice I (ages 6-8)
  • Voice II (by evaluation)
  • Voice III (by evaluation)
  • Voice IV (by evaluation)
  • Voice V (by evaluation)
  • Voice VI (by evaluation)
  • Boys' Voice

Young Singers’ Private Voice

These fifteen-minute lessons are designed to introduce young singers to individual study and to enhance the skills they are attaining in voice classes. These lessons also serve to address individual challenges and assist more advanced voices in developing a healthy technique. Students must be concurrently enrolled in Voice I-IV or Boys’ Voice.

Teen Voice

Teen Voice Class is designed for the beginning to intermediate singer. Emphasis is placed on building confidence along with a healthy vocal technique. Repertoire includes musical theater and popular contemporary genres.

Vocal Coaching

Vocal coaching is offered to intermediate to advanced singers to enhance their regularly scheduled lessons. Proper vocal approach is stressed but with less emphasis on technique and more effort placed on interpreting a song. Coachings may also be scheduled to prepare for auditions.

FSPA Glee Club

Glee Club is a performance-based class that focuses on tight harmonies, rhythmic nuance and emoting a song as a soloist and as an ensemble. Glee Club also provides the perfect setting to continue work on ear training and sight-reading skills, increasing the level of musicianship from its members. Glee Club performs as FSPA events throughout the year. Students must be concurrently enrolled in private voice lessons and have the recommendation of their teacher.

Performing Opportunities for Singers

For voice students eager to bring their skills to the stage, FSPA's calendar of performances is chock full of wide-ranging opportunities - from studio voice recitals and opera scenes to acoustic coffee houses and musical theater showcases. FSPA's affiliation with the Franklin Performing Arts Company provides opportunities to perform in FPAC's main stage musicals with a professional orchestra.

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