INTRODUCING OUR NEW MADISON NEIGHBORHOOD CHOIR
A Joint Program of the Phoenix Boys Choir and Phoenix Girls Chorus
Our Neighborhood Choir Program brings the significant benefits of choral music to 2nd - 4th grade students in Madison District schools. These benefits include:
Choral Singing is a Full Body Experience - Through choral singing, children learn valuable skills and techniques that foster a strong brain-body connection.
Choral Singing Fosters Mastery of Beneficial Lifelong Skills - Singing in a choir is more than just memorizing lyrics and producing beautiful sounds. It requires a focused approach to learn how to read and sing music as well as how to sing and work in harmony with others.
Choral Singing Builds Communication Skills - Communication and expression are the ultimate goals of singing. If you can sing well, you will speak well. The constant pursuit of precise communication is a hallmark of a well-trained singer, and transfers to all aspects of daily life.
Choral Singing Expands and Enriches World View - Choral music includes songs from other cultures and languages. Working with a choir that performs a variety of genres and languages fosters a sophisticated understanding and deep appreciation for music.
Choral Singing Prioritizes the “We” over the “I” - Teamwork and cooperation are the cornerstones of a choir. In this non-competitive environment, choristers are supported and build confidence as they learn together through singing. The rapid social bonding that choirs encourage is vital in improving one’s health. Hearing other voices helps one to find and develop their own voice.
WHAT: An afterschool choir program
WHO: Boys and girls in 2nd - 4th grade in Madison District schools
WHERE: Madison Simis Elementary School Room C-100 (music room)
WHEN: January 9 - March 6, 2023 (7 sessions) from 2:30 - 4:30 pm (choir class starts at 3:00 pm, giving students time to eat a snack, refocus and/or travel to class from another Madison school)
COST: $225 for an entire quarter of choral music
QUESTIONS: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Brewer teaches General Music to K-4th graders at Madison Simis Elementary School. She received her M.M.Ed. in Music Education from Arizona State University and a Bachelors of Music Education with Vocal Emphasis from Northern Arizona University. She has been educating young musicians for the past 20 years, from Kindergarten through high school. Stephanie has certification in the Kodály method of music education as well as in the Orff process of teaching music.
Mrs. Brewer sings with various choirs around the valley, and plays flute and sings with a jazz combo. Thanks to music, she has traveled and performed around the world! Her educational philosophy is to combine her love of music with her love of children and teach life-skills along the way. Stephanie’s husband Paul, is also a musician; they are blessed to have two amazing daughters.