Voice Placement Quiz

FIND THE RIGHT VOICE CLASSES AND ENSEMBLES FOR YOUR CHILD

Learn vocal styles with Merit School of Music! Voice classes and ensembles give music-lovers a creative outlet and are a fun way to learn to read music and build strong practice habits. 🎶

Merit’s celebrated faculty create a supportive, fun, and challenging environment for kids and teens of all ages and experience levels. Our small class sizes provide a group experience while also allowing for individual attention.

New to Merit? Or not quite sure where your skills fit? 🤔 Use our handy voice placement quiz below to find the right class level based on your child’s skill and experience. Returning Merit voice students should reference their teacher recommendation when selecting a Continuing Voice class.

🎤 MERIT VOICE PLACEMENT QUIZ 🎤

Need help? Contact Merit’s Voice Program Manager, Sarah Forbes, at [email protected].

Is your child under the age of 7?

We recommend signing up for Music Masters II. This class is designed as a yearlong class to prepare young music-lovers for instrument study and a great starting point for future vocal students. Throughout the year, children ages 5 to 7 explore the instrument families, learn to read music notation, compose, sing with Curwen hand signs, and complete short weekly homework assignments to reinforce learning.

Course codes for registration: MM2Fall22A, MM2Fall22B

Is your child between the ages of 7 and 10, or a beginner with no experience?

We recommend signing up for Children’s Choir. Merit’s Children’s Choir is perfect for young music-lovers who want to begin using their voice as an instrument, and a great option for music students who are looking to add voice as their second instrument. Students will learn how to use proper vocal technique including posture, breathing, and vowel shape, how to sing in unison, harmony, and solfège (do-re-mi), and how to count rhythms.

Course code for registration: ChildrensChoir23

Is your child over the age of 10, with less than four years’ experience singing in choirs?

We recommend signing up for Beginning Voice & Mixed Choir. In Merit’s Beginning Voice class, students will have the opportunity to develop their voice as an instrument and deepen their musical studies through Merit’s unique vocal curriculum. Students in this small group class will study individually with Merit’s celebrated voice faculty and come together to sing and learn with other young vocal musicians. In Mixed Choir, your singer will continue to refine their group singing skills and explore a diverse collection of choral repertoire. Your child will learn the following skills:

  • Producing a good vocal tone
  • Identifying time signatures, key signatures, dynamics, and musical vocabulary
  • Identifying the passagio (or break) in their voice
  • Singing repertoire in multiples languages, including English, Latin, Spanish, and Italian
  • Using proper vocal technique including posture, breathing, and vowel shape
  • Singing in unison and harmony
  • Sight-singing

Course code for registration: BegVoiceMixChr23

Is your child over the age of 10, with four or more years’ experience singing in choirs?

We recommend signing up for Continuing Voice & Mixed Choir. Merit’s Continuing Voice & Mixed Choir help young singers, between the ages of 10 and 16, continue to develop their voice and deepen their musical studies through Merit’s immersive voice curriculum. In Continuing Voice, your music-lover will study individually with Merit’s celebrated voice faculty and come together to sing jazz, choral, pop, and musical theater standards as a group. Students will learn the following skills:

  • Continued development of vocal tone
  • Continued study of music theory
  • Singing repertoire in multiples languages, including English, Latin, Spanish, and Italian
  • Refining vocal technique including posture, breathing, and vowel shape
  • Singing in unison and harmony; learning to sing independently
  • Sight-singing
  • Refining aural skills

Course code for registration: ContVoiceMixChr23

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