MSVA is proud to announce the unveiling of a premier, education-based area youth choir, Vox NoVA. Directed by middle school choral director Charles Quinlan, Vox NoVA serves students in grades six through twelve. We focus on not only creating, rehearsing, and performing meaningful music, but building musicianship skills, practicing vocal techniques, and instilling a lifelong love of music. The program augments school choral programs and provides additional instruction and performance opportunities with students throughout the Northern Virginia area.  Students will gain experience singing in an ensemble with a solid vocal technique that allows the voice to grow and develop appropriately.  They’ll study fundamental singing techniques, focusing on tone quality, intonation, ear training and music literacy. Singers will learn and perform repertoire from various styles and time periods in a fun, yet focused environment.  

Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays in the chorus room at Rachel Carson Middle School in Herndon (13618 McLearen Road, Herndon, VA 20171) 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Our rehearsals are always “open” so please come and check Vox NoVA out! Tuition is $540. This is an all-inclusive fee that can be paid up front at a reduced rate of $500 or split over nine months at $60/month. This fee includes the member’s participation in concerts, including any guest appearances at MSVA performances; a 90-minute weekly rehearsal with intensive focus on skill-building; a copy of all octavos for the music chosen by the director, as well as a folder in which to store it; and any appearances of guest clinicians invited to work with the group.  Compared to private lesson instruction, which typically runs $60/hour, this is an excellent way for your child to be part of something greater than
themselves while still growing as a musician. Prorated rates are available after the start of the season.

Please tell us a little bit about your experience and what you hope to achieve by participating in Vox NoVA. And if you aren’t sure, just leave this part blank.  Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to singing together!

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Please provide a brief description of any previous choral/music experience.

Please reach out to director Charles Quinlan at with any additional questions.