Training choir of the Czech Boys Choir
Zpevacek (Little Singer) is a name of the Czech Boys Choir's training choir with boys from 4 till 8 years of age. In addition to various performances and concerts each year, the boys are attending singing camps in the Giant Mountains, interesting excursions and entertainment or carnivals. The goal is to awake with games in young singers the love to music and prepare them for entry into the concert group of the Czech Boys Choir.
Members of the training choir learn with easy and more difficult songs the right vocal habits, the basics of vocal and voice technique and the most important elements of music theory. A large focus is placed also on the progressive adoption of sight-singing, and practice of proper intonation.
Conductor Simona Hlavata, who leads the training choir Zpevacek, studied the School of Education in Nova Paka and the School of Education in Litomysl. She has many years of teaching experience working primarily with children of preschool age.
She is a teacher in Velichovky kindergarten, where she leads a choir and a flute ensemble, at the same time she led for eight years the Boni Pueri's training choir Pueracek and in it's private school in Hradec Kralove she taught a music preparation and a vocal training. She is an annual member of the Jury of Nova Paka Nightingale Competition.
Check the pictures of Zpevacek's activities.