No experience is required to sing in Dolce and no audition is required to register. Dolce’s rehearsals are scheduled Mondays 6:15-7:30 (beginning in January 2023) or Tuesdays 5:45 – 7:00 pm (FULL for 2022-23). The Monday class will run if we get enough interest, so please click on the link below to join our waitlist. All rehearsals take place at Knox Presbyterian Church – 3704 37 Street SW.
In our Kodály-based program, Dolce singers develop musicianship through traditional children’s folk songs, art songs, nursery rhymes, and movement games. Choral training is developed with an emphasis on the artistic refinement of performance, vocal technique, inner hearing, rhythm, and learning Solfège – a relative pitch system which uses pitch syllables (do, re, mi, etc.) to develop a keen musical ear.
Choristers will participate in vocal coaching, diction, language & theory learning during rehearsals and will be provided with supplementary aural, written and video materials. Additional learning opportunities with guest conductors, clinicians and other specialists will be offered.
If you are interested in our program, but your daughter is in Kindergarten or younger, join our mail list to receive information about program offerings and events.
For more information on the Kodály approach to music education (including Solfège), click here.