The Junior Providence Singers is a summertime
vocal and choral enrichment program
for high school students offered by

The 2019 Junior Providence Singers

What we are

Junior Providence Singers (JPS) is a choral training and performance program for high school singers in southern New England, a collaborative program with the Music School of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. It’s one of the most important initiatives in the Providence Singers’ mission and is usually the first musical event of the new concert season.

JPS is a multiweek summer program offering a healthy approach to singing choral music. Members connect with other singers at weekly rehearsals, expand their vocal and musical skills together, and finish their program with a concert of innovative choral repertoire — music from three centuries to three minutes ago.

JPS welcomes singers who want to supplement their high school chorus instruction, instrumental students looking to “cross-train” in another musical discipline, and singers whose high schools do not currently offer choral education.

What the summer will bring

Paulette LaParle, the JPS music director, will lead two sessions a week — Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:15 to 9 p.m., beginning July 18 and ending August 15 with a public concert. All JPS students will explore:

  • Enhanced vocal technique in a classical choral setting
  • Development of musicianship skills
  • Ear training and sight-reading music
  • Solo opportunities

The program will also offer in-depth workshops including:

  • Techniques for preparing an audition
  • A master class in vocal technique (MP3 audition required)
  • A study of stage dynamics and onstage presence
  • Arranging vocal compositions

All the details

Times and dates
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:15 to 9 p.m.
July 18 through August 15 (the public concert)

Barrington High School   (Map)
220 Lincoln Avenue
Barrington, RI 02806

Tuition and fees
Tuition for the five-week session is $250. Payment plans are available and there are some need-based scholarships as well. Applications for financial aid must be received by July 1. Call Heather Bryant in the Providence Singers office (401 751-5700) for more information.

Refunds are available until July 15.

What needs to be done

Your registration materials, including fees, must be received by July 1, 2019. You can send everything by mail or drop off your materials at the Singers office in the Carter Center during business hours (call first; summer can be a flexible time):

You may also pay securely online with a credit card or a PayPal account: