Aspire Music Academy delivers instruction in age-group choirs, focused on choral singing, vocal performance, choreographed dancing, and overall outstanding performance skills.
ALL ASPIRE STUDENTS will be placed in a group that the Aspire Team feels is the most appropriate for that individual student. Decisions are based on age and maturity, then on vocal & dance abilities, preparedness, work-ethic, educational value for the individual student, and audition
(if auditioning and being considered for a performance group).
Here are the groups we expect to form for our current and upcoming terms:
Available via audition only, this mixed-gender, high-school-aged ensemble for grades 9-12 includes our most experienced performers, capable of delivering a full Broadway singing and dancing number in show choir mode as well as choral singing with multiple harmonies. Performing since 2016, Adrenaline will continue to sing, dance and excellently perform music from a wide variety of exciting styles and genres of music. Adrenaline performers aren’t afraid to grab the microphone and deliver a solo, duet or trio – and they get plenty of chances to do so!
This group also makes the most of public performance opportunities, appearing at venues all over Woodbury and the surrounding area. If you want to push your performance level to its highest ever, this is the group for you!
Special note: Adrenaline will not be formed for Winter-Spring 2024 Term. Performers wishing a "Performance" level experience are asked to audition for STARS ON BROADWAY 7.
Special note: Impact will not be formed for Winter-Spring 2024 Term. Performers wishing a "Performance" level experience are asked to audition for STARS ON BROADWAY 7.
Our recreational groups for female-presenting performers (Momentum) and male-presenting performers (Intensity) in grades 6-9 are the perfect place to have fun and building your skills, delivering the performance opportunities needed for those with real singing experience to those just learning to take the stage. Performers in these groups specialize in delivering polished vocals, along with movement and just the right amount of attitude! Momentum and Intensity performers make the most of their opportunities to sing solos, duets and trios in front of large audiences, building their skills and blossoming into real stage performers. Finally, our Momentum and Intensity performers often take the stage with Impact and Adrenaline to perform our biggest production numbers with a big sound that fills any venue!
Rehearsals: Thursdays from 4:45pm-6:00pm for Winter-Spring 2024 Term
Special note: Momentum and Intensity will be combined for Winter-Spring 2024 Term.
The Crescendos group is comprised of performers in grades 4-6. Many of these performers have some singing experience, but are looking to stretch themselves to learn more vocal performance skills and gain even greater performance opportunities. The Crescendos members regularly receive solo, duet and small group singing opportunities, building their confidence in front of real audiences. Choreography and movement are also a key part of the Crescendos experience. For our full stage performances, Crescendos members take the stage in large production numbers with our older performers. Crescendos have an incredible amount of fun!
Rehearsals: Tuesdays from 6:10-7:10pm for Winter-Spring 2024 Term
At Aspire, we believe that vocal music instruction can begin at a very early age – as young as 5-6 years old. In many elementary school music programs, choral singing does not begin until 4th or 5th grade. Aspire begins working with the youngest age groups, beginning with grades K-1 and then grades 1-3 groups.
Students continue in the recreational track as their skills grow in grades 4-6.
Once students reach the levels for grades 6-8 and 9-12, Aspire Music Academy opens up options for continued singing for fun and enjoyment, but also introduces a more performance-driven track. Students in the Performance track groups are admitted by audition only. Students in Performance track groups will have access to more individualized instruction, preparation for auditions, and ability to perform in smaller groups focused on performance.
(Siblings may join a group one year removed from their grade to stay together after consultation with the Director.)
Groups formed each term depend upon enrollment. When signing up, each student must commit to a full term that ends with a final term performance. Additional performances may take place throughout the term.
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