An Exciting Musical After School Care Program

The Holy Apostles Choir School is an innovative after-school program for students, grades 2-5. Located at Church of the Holy Apostles in the Penn Wynne section of Wynnewood, PA, the Choir School provides quality instruction in vocal technique, music performance, and music theory.

Details

  • After school (3:30) until 6PM.
  • $25 a week per student. Financial assistance is available.
  • Snacks and homework help.
  • Begins on September 10, 2019 and will run through the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Transportation help available.
  • No prior singing experience necessary
  • Members of all faith traditions (or none) are welcome. The musical tradition that we will being working with is Christian, but this is not an attempt to proselytize adherents of other faiths.
  • Space is extremely limited! Apply today!

Meet our Director

The Holy Apostles Choir School is directed by Arreon Harley-Emerson. Arreon began singing in children’s choirs at age 7. His love for music and children’s music education is infectious. In addition to the director of HACS, Arreon is the Director of Music and Operations at the Choir School of Delaware in Wilmington, DE.

Arreon graduated with honors from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, with bachelor’s degrees in Music Theory & Composition and Vocal Performance (opera). He received masters of music degrees in Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance from the University of Delaware.

Arreon has had the opportunity to conduct in venues such as St. Peter’s in Vatican City, The Kimmel Center for the Arts in Philadelphia, and the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore.

Voice for Life Curriculum

We use is the Voice for Life curriculum, published by the Royal School of Church Music. This in-depth program teaches good vocal technique and develops music notation, theory, sight reading, and aural skills. In addition, it enables children to understand the music in relation to its musical and historical context. The program emphasizes the importance of commitment and responsibility, and rewards diligent practice.

Herman Giersch Legacy

One of the founding members of the Church of the Holy Apostles, Dr. Herman Giersch, died in 2017 at the age of 101. Dr. Giersch was a respected figure in the musical world of Lower Merion Township. His accomplishments include teaching music to elementary, middle and high school students, directing the musicals for the Narberth Community Theater, and singing in the church choir. Dr. Giersch’s bequest to Church of the Holy Apostles inspired this choir school, which will honor him by teaching students about music while fulfilling a community need for after school care.