The Melbourne North Performing Arts Academy is proud to be part of the Boite Schools Chorus.
Our Melbourne Children’s Choir rehearses every Wednesday at 3.45-4.45pm and Saturdays 5-6pm at 4 Bolingbroke Street, Pascoe Vale
Melbourne Children’s Choir Parent Information Handbook
The Melbourne Performing Arts Academy provides your children with the highest level of instrumental and choral musicianship as well as dance education available in Melbourne.
Choir Rehearsals will be conducted each Wednesday from 3.45-4.45 & Saturdays 5-6pm at 4 Bolingbroke Street, Pascoe Vale
We provide ourselves on diversity and encourage the involvement of students from Indigenous and linguistic, culturally and socio-economically diverse backgrounds. We strive to bridge communities through music education and making it accessible for all.
We are actively involved in the Boite Children’s Choir and their annual performance at the Melbourne Town Hall
Recruiting staff and volunteers The Melbourne Inner North Performing Arts Academy applies the best practice standards in the recruitment and screening of staff and volunteers working with children. We interview and conduct referee checks on all staff and require police checks and Working with Children Checks for relevant positions and volunteers. 1. Working with Children Checks All volunteers involved with the Melbourne Children’s Choir are required to have a valid Working with Children Check. This includes any parent/guardians of participants that may assist the Children’s Choir at rehearsals or performances. 2. Attending rehearsals Parents/guardians are requested to ensure that their child is on time for weekly rehearsals. All children must be signed in and signed out of weekly rehearsals by their parent/carer. Allocated times will be available each term for you to watch a rehearsal and there will also be many performances to enjoy. All parents/carers are required to ensure that children are collected promptly at the end of each rehearsal. If there is an emergency and you are running late, please contact us immediately. Late pick up fees will apply to cover the cost of supervision and venue hire. All children are required to bring a copy of their Full Voice Workbook, pencil and eraser, and their Music Folder to all rehearsals. 3. Food and Drink Children are not permitted to consume food and drinks except for water during rehearsals. Please ensure that your child has had an after school snack prior to arrival. Children are requested to bring a water bottle only to rehearsals.
4. Behavioural Expectations In order to provide a safe and supportive learning environment, all children attending the Children’s Choir are expected to be of good behaviour. This includes respect for themselves, others, and property. Inappropriate or unsafe behaviour will not be tolerated and may lead to removal of the child from a rehearsal or the program. Any issues arising will be discussed with parents/carers.
5. Fees and Payments
The Melbourne Children’s Choir aims to provide an affordable and accessible choral program. However, to meet the operational costs of the choir fees need to be paid each term.
Choir term fees will be invoiced each term based on the number of rehearsal weeks in a term, and to cover the cost of our professional conductor, venue hire and music.
If there are any difficulties with fee payments, please don’t hesitate to discuss your situation.
A family discount is available to choir fees where there are two or more siblings in the choir.
6. Emergency Contact and Medical Information All parents must complete and sign the Melbourne Children’s Choir Enrolment Registration Form prior to their child commencing in the choir. This includes nominating emergency contacts and informing us of any medical conditions and allergies that your child may have. Parent should ensure that children bring relevant medication with them to rehearsal (eg. Ventolin/Epipens) as required.
7. Feedback Your feedback on any aspect of the Melbourne Children’s Choir is welcome.
The Melbourne Children’s Choir creates a nurturing, stimulating and musically challenging vocal learning space for children from the age of 5 years, with the intention of instilling a life long love and ability for singing.
Join the Melbourne Children’s Choir each Wednesday 3.45-5.15 and see your children’s confidence grow 😀 rehearsals are held at the Coburg Special Develpmental
We are a proud member of the Boite Children’s Chorus and will be participating in the Mission Songs Project at the Melbourne Town Hall in August. http://www.boite.com.au
A wide range Vocal techniques including Kodaly and Orff inspired activities
Singing a wide variety of choral repertoire
Singing in rounds, in harmony, in unison and opportunities to be soloists
Children will develop their vocal strength and confidence while becoming skillful singers
Each session will be differentiated to reflect the cultural diversity of our members and all children will provided with full support, further enhanced by in-depth communication with parents and caregivers
To create an in-depth and theoretically based choral experience, we incorporate The Full Voice Workbook Series - A Music Curriculum for the Vocal Student. Worksheets will be provided however completion is voluntary, not compulsory. Doing them together with your child is a great way to be actively involved in your children's learning experience.
We incorporate a range of choral repertoire including the AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) Musical Theatre syllabus, vocal exercises and other activities.
Choir Practice Sessions The Melbourne Children's Choir rehearses every Wednesday at the the Pascoe Vale Senior Citizens Centre from 4-5.30pm
Performances 2019 Children will be part of our annual gala performance to be held each year at Christmas time as well as at other community music performances, including and the Boite Children's Chorus.
Fees The Melbourne Inner North Performing Arts Academy is a not for profit community social enterprise music school. Our choral program provides affordable and high quality choral programs for children from the age of 5
The cost is $25 per session
We are a social enterprise community music school, building communities through music education