At WMC we run a fun, friendly modern choir where you will sing, laugh, socialise and perform a range of uplifting songs. No experience or audition is required. The choir is for all ability levels and will help you to learn to sing in an ensemble. You can choose contemporary or traditional material and perform a role you are comfortable with. This could be singing the main tune or harmonising. The sessions will lead to public concerts that will help develop confidence and performance skills.
Beginners are welcome. However, some experience of singing will help with your learning. You will also be expected to complete an Individual Learning Plan to help support your progress.
Ideal preparation for the course is any of the singing classes that run at WMC.
The course will focus upon group singing and performance skills. You will be supported in developing skills such as rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic interpretation. You will also be introduced to appropriate singing techniques e.g. warm-ups, breathing and projection.
This will be achieved by performing a series of popular songs chosen by class members and the tutor. However, the tutor will at all times reserve the right to have the final say on song choice.
Also, if an individuals confidence level is not appropriate for the ensemble, we reserve the right to direct you to another appropriate course.
Please note: although you will be introduced to all the above over a single term (10-weeks), the course is developmental over the whole year. If you sign up for the full three terms (courses A, B and C) at the start of the academic year e.g. August / September you will be entitled to the early bird discount.
Teaching and Learning Methods
You will learn through Practical activities, Peer assessment, Listening and analysis, Demonstration and discussion, Use of supporting online materials (Google Classroom / OneDrive), Individual practice, Use of ILT (computers), Continuous assessment
In addition to the classes you will be expected to work independently to develop your practical vocal skills. The focus should be on singing practice but may also include researching material to perform.
You will be continually assessed through your practical activities and will receive feedback in a variety of ways e.g. peer assessment, verbal and written feedback from your teacher.
Qualification you will achieve
This is a non-accredited course but a certificate of completion can be provided by the College on request.
Next Steps and Progression
Upon successful completion of the course you may be able to progress to accredited courses at Level 1 or perform in other ensembles or instrumental tuition classes at WMC
For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or phone: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk
Additional Learning Support
Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.
WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.