Crews are our non-auditioned a cappella training ensembles, and are the perfect space for singers to build confidence and just have a go!
Our Crew classes are aimed at nurturing a love of music and harmony, as well as offering the highest quality vocal training, all in an level-appropriate format. In our weekly classes we introduce students to the basic elements of ensemble singing and contemporary a cappella harmony, such as vocal technique, score reading, tuning, teamwork and confidence - all while singing some seriously great music fresh off the radio!!!
Set up to take students through a 6 month training cycle, the Semester culminates in a featured performance in our professional level Academy Shows twice a year! For more information or an Academy Prospectus please email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brand new for 2018 we now have an Open Class for adult singers who are keen to gain new vocal skills in a relaxed group learning environment. If you're new to singing and want an opportunity to learn the foundations needed to access and ENJOY your voice then please join us!
Adult Open Class focuses on the fundamentals of using your voice, offering training on breath technique, range, vocal health, tuning, basic theory, how to follow along with written music, and the number 1 skill for singing: CONFIDENCE!
We work at a pace that suits the class as a whole, and we do offer the option to participate in our Academy Shows (July/Dec) for those that feel up to the challenge! The 6 month programme is designed to function as both a group vocal lesson, as well as an introduction to singing in harmony, and is a 'feeder' into our Adult Crew.
Our Squads are curated ensembles of auditioned vocalists, often with only 1 or 2 voices per part, and are for singers with a bit more experience.
Building on the skills developed in our Open Crews, the main focus for a Squad is on preparing music to a professional level. Squads train weekly, with additional rehearsals ahead of a performance. As well as showcasing their work in ourAcademy Shows (July/Dec), our Squads are often invited to perform at events around the city.
In 2017 our Youth Squad toured with Ali Harper, our Adult Squad performed at the Christmas For The City festival, and our Performance Squad were crowned the winners of TVNZ's reality a cappella competition 'The Naked Choir' taking the title of 'NZ's Best A Cappella Group'!
From 2018 our Performance Squad is an auditioned extension group of our other Squads, and will be selected from existing vocalists within the Academy as we head into a performance season.
Performance Squad will train during performance season only (Terms 2 and 4) and will be available for external bookings.
WHEN: Term 2 / 4 only, Mondays, 8pm - 9:30pm
WHERE: BeatBox Studios, 270 St Asaph St