For ages 18 mos - kindergarten
ICC’s Early Childhood Program
Fall 2020 Early Childhood classes are all VIRTUAL – Join us from anywhere!
Ages 3 – 5
The first step on your child’s singing journey with the ICC!
For Parents and Preschoolers, together!
Preschoolers and their Caregivers will complete online, interactive music activities through their virtual classroom. They will learn songs and games to play at home, create musical activities with items found around the home, and complete online exploration activities.
Spring Session: Animals on Parade (VIRTUAL ONLY)
Join the Indianapolis Children’s Choir in our youngest division! Animals on Parade participants will join together with their parent for 8 weeks of fun and music-making exploring animals, music, acting, dancing, and gross motor skills. Each week will build upon the next, ending with a special “parade” production that the children will present for their friends and family! Singing, instruments, movement and dancing will bring families and children together through activities they can enjoy at home and build upon for years to come. At this time, all weekly rehearsals will be held online each Wednesday from 5 – 5:20 pm.
Week of February 15th, 2021 – Week of April 12th, 2021
Performance week of April 12th, 2021
The goal of the Early Childhood Program is to enable all participants to reach their full potential in singing, vocabulary, and movement skills, with an emphasis on developing sensitivity to the expressive qualities in music. High quality custom essay writing service here. Each class is designed to be playful and enjoyable to children, while providing a carefully planned curriculum that includes developmentally appropriate activities. Children are not taught formally about the specifics of music, but rather they play with music through a series of eight well-rounded activities based on the First Steps in Music curriculum.
The Indianapolis Children’s Choir offers Early Childhood music classes to children ages 1 1/2 to 5 years old, including those in Kindergarten. These classes take place in preschools throughout the Indianapolis area, as well as in classes open to all children from Central Indiana on the campus of Butler University and other Regional locations. Through the 8 basic activities included in classes based on the First Steps in Music curriculum, children and their parents/teachers experience singing, creative movement, simple instruments, fingerplays and more with the help of the rich collection of traditional songs and rhymes from past generations.
Parents/Guardians attend class to support their child.
Activities based on First Steps in Music:
- Pitch exploration (vocal warm-ups)
- Song fragments
- Simple Songs
- Arioso (Child-centered tunes)
- Song Tales
- Movement exploration (movement warm-ups)
- Movement for form and expression
- Movement with the beat