WHAT IS PREP CLASS?
CCW PREP CLASS is a program designed to introduce first-time singers (ages 5-8) to the choral experience. PREP Class sessions focus on singing through movement, play, and the music of many times and many places. This program plants the seeds for a lifelong relationship with music for each child while teaching proper breathing, posture, and basic music reading skills. Children who enjoy PREP Class are encouraged to audition for CCW’s Treble Chorus when they are ready.
No audition is necessary for PREP Class!
PREP meets on Mondays.
PREP I - Introduction to Singing (Ages 5-6): 4:30-5:10pm
PREP II - Pre-Choral (Ages 7-8): 5:15-6:00pm
PREP II - Pre-Choral (Ages 5-7): 4:30-5:10pm
PREP III - Beginning Choral (Ages 7-9): 5:15-6:00pm
Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church
3401 Nebraska Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
Fall Semester: Prep I – Introduction to Singing – Students exploring their
voices and learn to sing in head tone. General musical concepts of high and low,
fast and slow, tempi and rhythm are presented through songs in movement,
music listening examples and singing games.
- Fall/Spring Semester: Prep II – Pre- Choral Experience –Students are
introduced to basic beginning choral singing. The focus is still on accessing the
head tone and matching pitch. They will also be exposed to following a musical
score and some beginning part singing.
- Spring Semester: Prep III – Beginning Choral Singing – Students are
continuing with skills that have been learned in the Pre-choral experience. They
should have a clear sense of pitch and head tone and can now begin singing in
parts, following the score. In addition, the students will perform in the spring
concert with the Treble chorus. The goal of this class is to prepare students for
entry into the Treble chorus class in the fall.