The Essex Childrens Choir introduces FUNdamentals for Choir, a new program designed to nurture the joys of singing through aural training. The program welcomes boys and girls, grades two and up who love to sing. FUNdamentals for Choir is an introduction to vocal and choral training for young people. This unique program uses the aural approach through a sequential curriculum to build a foundation for learning the language of music, voice training and artistic expression. In an environment of active participation and music-making, children experience activities to foster listening, pitch awareness, focus, rhythmic movement, self-expression, self-discipline, creative thinking and teamwork. Children are exposed to a wealth of music literature representing various styles and traditions, including the Roots of Jazz. In 1986, the Essex Childrens Choir was founded by children for children under the leadership of Constance J. Price with a mission of educating youth to achieve the highest potential for excellence in singing and performance. The choir takes pride in sharing the gift of music for the enrichment of culture in Vermont. In 2006, the choir was honored by the Vermont Musicians Association as one of twelve distinguished Vermont organizations for their commitment to excellence in the presentation of live music to the community. For more information about the new program for the fall season, call 802-863-9161.