VOICE for LIFE is the RSCM’s acclaimed guide to training choirs and singers of all ages. The VOICE for LIFE scheme provides a framework for choral singers to develop their vocal skills, their musical understanding, and their knowledge of the repertoire.
How Voice for Life works
There are five levels in the VOICE for LIFE scheme, starting with a preparatory level for brand new, inexperienced singers.
- White (preparatory level)
- Light Blue
- Dark Blue
The preparatory White Level for new singers (ie, probationers/trainee choir members, both children and adults) introduces and assesses very basic choral skills and understanding. On completion of this preparatory level, the singer is admitted as a full member of the choir.
Light Blue, Dark Blue, Red and Yellow levels
Once the singer has become a full member of the choir, they move on to the four main levels of Voice for Life: Light Blue, Dark Blue, Red and Yellow. At each level of VOICE for LIFE there are graded targets which are assessed informally by the choir trainer or teacher. Once a singer has completed the necessary training for that level, reached the targets and finished their workbook they can be awarded their RSCM VOICE for LIFE medal and the appropriately colored ribbon (for robed choirs). The singer then moves on to the next level.
For more information regarding the VOICE for LIFE program, visit the RSCM America website.