The NYU Children’s Chorus is split into two different groups, based on age. This allows students to be in smaller group sizes. It also means that the instructors will be able to better differentiate based on age appropriate repertoire and pedagogy. Both groups will prepare songs for the concert – some songs will be different and some will be the same.
The two groups will be split by age according to the age of the child at the beginning of the semester. If your child is age 6, 7, or 8 he or she will be in the Novice Chorus. If your child is age 9, 10, 11, or 12 he or she will be in the Apprentice Chorus.
Rehearsals are every Tuesday afternoon during the NYU semesters, with the Novice Chorus (ages 6, 7, or 8) meeting from 3:45-4:45 at the Frederick Loewe Theater and the Apprentice Chorus (ages 9, 10, 11, or 12) meeting from 4:50-5:50 in the Frederick Loewe Theater.
If a family has siblings in different age groups, they have two options. One, they can remain in the above age groups. Two, they may both join the Novice Chorus. No students under the age of 9 will be allowed to join the Apprentice Chorus.