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

The 2018 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 — Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:15 to 9 p.m., beginning July 18 and ending with a public concert on August 16. All JPS students will explore:

  • Enhanced vocal technique in a classical choral setting
  • Development of musicianship skills
  • Ear training and sight-reading music
  • Two Broadway musical selections, with 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
Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:15 to 9 p.m. beginning July 18 and ending August 16

The Philharmonic’s Carter Center, 667 Waterman Avenue in East Providence RI 02914   (Directions)

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

Refunds are available until July 17.

What needs to be done

Your registration materials, including fees, must be received by July 12, 2018. You can send everything by mail or drop off your materials at the Singers office in the Carter Center Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays during business house (call first; summer is a flexible time):

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