Lyrica challenges young singers to continue to grow musically by introducing three-part harmonies and more advanced music vocabulary. Each week includes rehearsing songs from a variety of genres, and developing advanced choral singing techniques. At this level, singers are asked to take greater responsibility in their role as a choir member. Skills learned in Lyrica provide singers the foundation needed to perform and tour with Bel Canto.
Lyrica performs in the Columbia Choirs concert series and in the community throughout the year.
Singers will be admitted to Lyrica upon audition or by promotion from Harmonia.
Jennifer Faul has been making music with Columbia Choirs since 1998. She currently directs Harmonia, and formerly accompanied the Cantabile Vocal Ensemble and Con Brio Women’s Choir for many years. Mrs. Faul earned her bachelors degree in music education in 1998 from the University of Washington, and her masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction shortly thereafter. She also enjoyed earning her Level 1 Kodaly certification at Seattle Pacific University. Her teaching experience includes elementary general music in the Bellevue School District for five years, Children’s Choir Director of Magnolia Presbyterian Church for nine years, and ongoing private piano and voice instruction.