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

The Junior Providence Singers

Notice of cancellation for summer 2019
Due to circumstances beyond the Singers control, the summer 2019 JPS session has been canceled.

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, leads two sessions a week — Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:15 to 9 p.m., culminating in a final-session public concert. All JPS students explore:

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

The program also offers 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