Let your voice soar!
Sing gospel, jazz and more in this ensemble
The “High Priestess of Soul” inspires our pioneering vocal ensemble. As Nina Simone was known to do, we bring together a broad range of styles, but are always steeped in gospel and folk traditions. Performing numerous original songs by director Cora Jackson, this soulful group uses harmony to explore American roots music.
Open to boys and girls in grades 7-12. Prior singing experience is welcome but not necessary. Participation at Ensemble Placement is required for participation. See below.
Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble placements will be held Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9:00am - 11:00am at the MLK FAME Community Center (3201 E Republican St). There is a $25 placement fee. If the fee is a financial burden, please use the code WAIVER at registration check-out to waive the fee, no questions asked.
Did you participate in this ensemble last year? If so, please register below and enter code WAIVER. You do not need to come to placement day and will be automatically placed back into the Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble.
For more information about placements and what to prepare, click HERE.
Your ensemble placement will be emailed within 1-2 weeks of your placement day. If you accept your placement, you will then register for the vocal ensemble, and select your sliding scale tuition amount. Weekly rehearsals begin in January 2019.
If you cannot come to your placement day but would like to join, please register and then email Program Manager Robert Babs at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the make-up day list.
Weekly on Saturdays from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
January 5, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Royal Room Show: Sunday March 10, 2019
4:30pm-6:30pm | Doors at 4:00pm
Call Time/Soundcheck: 4:00pm
Final Concert details, TBD
SLIDING SCALE TUITION
We are committed to this program being financially accessible for ALL families. You select the tuition amount that works for you. Please note, monthly amounts below apply to December 2018-April 2019 time frame.
Your tuition payment helps cover the cost of renting class space and paying our educators a fair wage, as well as classroom supplies, sheet music, etc.
$1,175, $235/month, do not enter any code
$925, $185/month, enter code NINETWENTYFIVE
$675, $135/month, enter code SIXSEVENTYFIVE
$425, $85/month, enter code FOURTWENTYYFIVE
$250, $50/month, enter code TWOFIFTY
You will have the option of entering a sliding scale tuition code on the registration check-out page. Be sure to select the payment plan option if you want to break your payments up. Please note you will also have the option of paying your chosen amount in full if you prefer
If you'd like to pay a different sliding scale amount than the options here, fill out our easy online form, and we'll send you a custom tuition code.
Have questions about how this works? Contact us and we'll get right back to you!