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Help make the arts available to ALL GR kids!
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Believe In The Power Of Music
Tuition for after school arts programs can be expensive. The VMW removes this barrier by providing high quality music experiences at affordable prices. Your generosity helps make our programs available to ALL families.
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Changing Lives Through Choir
The Vocal Music Workshop is multicultural and inclusive, a creative company with diversity as one of its core aesthetics. And we BELIEVE in the power of music. Everything we do has the goal of changing lives in mind. We've seen the positive effects of singing in our own lives and of others'. Everyone in the organization is deeply committed to the cause of enriching the lives of our family members and community through music. Because music changes lives.

This energetic and innovative community organization teaches music and singing fundamentals, and produces fun, imaginative and educational performances with youth starting in grade 3, all the up through adults. These choirs stage unique and exciting performances for all ages throughout the year.

Programs are grouped into 4 main areas, Community Wide After School Choirs, In School Choirs, After School Intensive Programs, and Summer Programming. These choirs perform together, separately, and with other performing groups as partners. Together these programs reach 400 children and families throughout the year. In addition we have a small vocal ensemble for adults.

These students are exposed to the history and culture of music performed. They meet and work with industry professionals, attend concerts and other cultural events such as the GR Public Museum, Art Prize, and others. And our students travel outside of the state and internationally, including a recent tour to Normandy, France over spring break 2013.

The life lessons and skills learned through singing in a choir are unparalleled and priceless. We are dedicated to providing choral music experiences to as many children, youth and adults in the Grand Rapids area as we possibly can.

The VMW charges $50 per student to participate in Children's Choir, Concert Choir and Chorale. We significantly lowered tuition costs because it was a financial barrier that could not be overcome by many families, and because we believe that each child deserves the same opportunities.

Participation in VMW Musical Theater Camp is $100.

Participation in all other VMW programs is completely free of charge.

We need your help to continue to make these amazing experiences affordable and available to kids and families by giving what you can.
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