Non-Auditioned Programs

Children in Pre-K through 2nd grade do not require an audition to enroll in our programs. Parents may enroll their child at any time for the upcoming session.



Early Years (ages 4–6)

  • Early Years is a beginning music exploratory program designed for preschool, TK, and Kindergarten students. This class focuses on the fundamentals of music — ear training, healthy singing, intonation, early-music reading skills, beat-keeping, focus, concentration, and improvisation. Early Years is an active learning environment, engaging students' motor, oral, aural, and cognitive skills. Instruction is active and game-oriented. This is a non-auditioned, non-performing group.

  • Early Years classes are offered in 6-to-8 week sessions in the Fall, Winter, and Spring. Students are welcome to enroll in all sessions.     

    • Fall 2019 session dates (6 weeks):

      • Wednesdays (Rancho Bernardo/Poway), 5:00–5:45 p.m

        • Session 1: September 18–October 23, 2019.

        • Session 2: November 6–December 18, 2019. No class 11/27/19

      • Thursdays (Mission Valley), 5:00–5:45 p.m

        • Session 1: September 19–October 24, 2019.

        • Session 2: November 7–December 19, 2019. No class 11/28/19.

    • Winter 2020 session dates (8 weeks)*:

    • Spring 2020 session dates (8 weeks)*:

*Registration opens November

Rate: $120 per six-week session, and $160 per eight-week session; classes may be prorated. 
Sibling Discount: $20 per sibling after first child enrolled; use promotion code EYSIBLING


Preparatory Choir (grades 1–3)

Margie Orem, Music Director

  • Weekly rehearsals consist of between 20-30 students at each site, with the full choir gathering for all-together rehearsals and performances.

  • Children joining Preparatory Choir typically have little to no prior musical experience

  • They learn basic vocal techniques such as posture, resonance and breathing, sight-reading and performance skills, including choreography

  • They sing unison and two-part repertoire in many languages and present four to six public performances locally each year, including two major concerts with the auditioned upper level choirs

Tuition: $350.00 semester ($675/annual or $125/mo). For discounts and additional cost information, visit Fee Schedule.

Please note: Children entering 3rd grade may enroll in Preparatory Choir or audition for placement in either Preparatory or Apprentice Choir