Coro (Chorus – Ages 4–13)

Wednesdays, 4:00–5:00 pm ET (starting online on Sept. 29th – when in person, 4:30-5:30 pm ET).

For children 4-13 years old. In Italiano!

The project by choirmaster FELICIA TOSCANO will meet weekly for 30 weeks, and will present a mixed repertoire. The range of music will be gradual and diversified by genre, origin and difficulty that will take into account the vocal range and the characteristics of the components of the various sections of the choir.

There are 20 pieces, of which some canons, songs with 1, 2 and 3 voices, with solo parts, to be performed a cappella or with instrumental backing tracks.

First Half-Payment (Second payment is due in January)

$275.00

Coro (Chorus – Ages 4–13)

Wednesdays, 4:00–5:00 pm ET (starting online on Sept. 29th – when in person, 4:30-5:30 pm ET).

For children 4-13 years old. In Italiano!

The project by choirmaster FELICIA TOSCANO will meet weekly for 30 weeks, and will present a mixed repertoire. The range of music will be gradual and diversified by genre, origin and difficulty that will take into account the vocal range and the characteristics of the components of the various sections of the choir.

There are 20 pieces, of which some canons, songs with 1, 2 and 3 voices, with solo parts, to be performed a cappella or with instrumental backing tracks.

First Half-Payment (Second payment is due in January)

$275.00

Il progetto sonoro preparato dal maestro FELICIA TOSCANO prevede un incontro settimanale (per 30 settimane) e presenterà un repertorio misto, graduale e diversificato per genere, provenienza e difficoltà. Si terrà conto dell’estensione vocale e delle caratteristiche dei componenti delle varie sezioni.

20 brani previsti, di cui alcuni canoni, canti a 1,2,3 voci, da realizzare a cappella o con basi strumentali, alcuni dei quali con interventi di solisti.

Percorso propedeutico attraverso canti ritmici per l’uso della voce parlata utilizzando: conte , filastrocche, detti della tradizione popolare. Il tutto giocato attraverso l’approccio verso alcuni aspetti della musica quali il ritmo e il cambiamento di velocità, l’alternarsi fra solo e tutti e le dinamiche.

Canti di prima intonazione per imparare a concentrare l’attenzione sul suono e sull’esatta intonazione di una nota alla volta.

Canti con semplici melodie ascendenti e discendenti e progressivamente, brani con la proposta di salti di terza di quarta di quinta e di sesta.

Una volta effettuato il percorso attraverso la proposizione dei precedenti canti all’unisono, si proporranno alcuni semplici canoni.

Canti a due o tre voci e man mano che i corsisti consolideranno gradualmente la capacità di cantare correttamente in coro e avranno raggiunto una buona padronanza ed elasticità vocale, verranno proposti brani più complessi dal punto di vista melodico e ritmico e canti che alterneranno parti soliste e corali.

Instructor

Felicia Toscano

Director of the ICS Music School

Felicia Toscano is a classical guitarist, from Taranto, Italy. She started taking guitar lessons since she was 10 with Master Duilio Bellone.

She is a teaching veteran in  several County Public Schools in Italy . She holds a National Board Certified teacher of Italian for elementary school (2006). She holds Certificate  ICon AP Italian Language and Culture as a Tutor. She taught Italian language at G. Tosi elementary school, D. Purificato Elementary and Middle school , and Gramsci school  in Rome.

She entered the local Conservatorio “G. Paisiello” in Taranto  (which is Paisiello’s native town) ranking first among the entrance exam candidates. In Taranto, she studied with Master Pino Forresu, graduating in 1999 with a Masters Degree in Music. Than she studied Musical Interpretation with Senio and Alirio Diaz. She got a Permanent Certification as Music Teacher for Public Schools at “Roma 3” University in Rome.

She graduated as Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Education at S.I.M.E.O.S. School in Verona, and she attended Music Therapy Courses in Assisi (PG). She moved to Rome and she taught in several Public Middle and High Schools. She was on the board of private music schools and cultural associations such as “Music Risonanze Association” Rome – EUR and “Music and Arts Association” Fonte Laurentino – EUR.

From 2015 to 2017, she taught as Adjunct Guitar Professor at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia of Rome. She was a volunteer teacher in the Down Syndrome children association in Rome and the Spastic Association in Taranto. In the course of her career, she has been awarded many first-place prizes in national and international guitar classic and folk music competitions: Spanish Music Festival of Puglia, Music Festival “Baroque City”, Guitar Festival of Fiuggi, Great Jubilee of 2000, International Competition Ferrero Luigi Riva dei Tessali, and European Music Competition “Pythagoras.”

Felicia formed several artistic partnerships with Spanish orchestras such as Acords Joves Orchestra de Montilivi Girona directed from Euken Master Imanol Ledesma. She appeared on stage both as soloist and with orchestras and various chamber ensembles. She is a highly distinguished and well-known seminar senior lecturer in the area of Mediterranean rites and guitar music analysis.

With her innovative and lively approach to music education, Felicia Toscano founded and directed Canarios Guitar Orchestra, which she conducted in several concerts, competitions, and performances. Felicia believes in fostering a tuneful, beautiful, artful learning community based on music education, and works as a concert performer and teacher in Italy and US. She also has a certification to teach in elementary, middle and high schools in Italy.

She lives in Bethesda, Maryland.