REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE 2023 - 2024 CLASSES!
Our purpose is to assist and support families in the musical education of the home educated children of the Upstate.
VELOS TREBLE is a group of younger singers that will learn all about the breaths, and all about how to sing with our head voice. We will work on easy part, singing and grow into three-part singing. This will be fast-paced and fun, but also informative as they learn more about their bodies and their vocal instrument.
Target Grade: K5 - 5th
VELOS VOICES is a vocal group comprised of 12 years and older. This group will dive deep into part singing and learn more about how to mark up a Choral score, listen and mimic, memorize and learn about music history, as well as choral history. We will have warm-ups, a bit of sight, singing, a overview of music theory, and learn, correct Italian vowel placement. We will learn all of this while, singing fun, yet challenging music. Out of this group, there will be an auditioned choral group that will meet 30 minutes after the finish of the choir time from 11:30 to noon.
Target Grade: 6th - 12th
STRING ENSEMBLE is a place for beginning strings to enjoy working together as a group for the first time. We do require one year of instruction prior to beginning with this group. It will be an ensemble and not a group lesson - though technique will be taught and proper hand motion worked on. This is more of an independent learning experience that feeds into a group setting. We will work on counting, listening, dynamics, and watching! It’s always a fun time when we are together! Pre-requisite: One year of private lessons.
Target Grades: 4th - 12th
Teacher: Nikki Eoute
Nikki lives in Greenville, South Carolina with her husband Philip Eoute and their four children. Nikki holds a B.Mus and M.Mus in voice performance and an M.Mus in choral conducting performance. Nikki was an auditioned participate in the 2006 Westminster Choir College Summer Workshop studying choral music and conducting in Florence, Italy with Dr. Joe Miller of Westminster Choir College and in 2012 she was an auditioned singer for the first Northwestern Summer Music Institute with Dr. Steven Smith. Nikki was a founding member of Rivertree Singers, a choral ensemble in the burgeoning South Carolina upstate arts scene, that has twice been featured in Piccolo Spoleto’s Spotlight on Choral Music Series in Charleston, SC. She served on the Rivertree Singers management team, working closely with director and mentor Warren Cook. Nikki has been a featured soloist in many choral concerts, choral recordings, and has won several awards at the National Association of Teachers in Singing competitions in classical and musical theatre. She works closely with Dan Forrest and Beckenhorst Press. She was also selected as a soloist for Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 4 in 2013 and was considered to audition for the British choral ensemble Voces8. Nikki was the Artistic Director and founder of the Greenville Youth Chorale. She was an adjunct professor at Bob Jones University as a vocal teacher, coach and choral conductor while maintaining a vocal/violin. studio at home. Nikki’s desire is to give back with what she has been given and is currently teaching a homeschool choral and string program with Velos Collective while spending more time writing music and recording.
Tuition & Class Schedule: 2023 - 2024
Thursday 9:00 - 9:45 AM
September 14 - December 7, 2023
January - April 11, 2024
Thanksgiving Break November 20 - 24, 2023
Spring Break March 18 - 22, 2024
Tuition: $325.00 each (Voices, Treble & Strings)
COMBINED: Voices or Treble with String $425.00 (2 semester only)
**Annual Registration Fee: $75 per student or $125 for family.**