Teen Voices of the City Ensemble, or T-VOCE (tee-VO-chay), is a free choir open to area teens. A collaboration between Art Sanctuary, Play On, Philly!, Opera Philadelphia, and Singing City, T-VOCE is a chance for young people to share their talents with each other and the community.
T-VOCE comes from the Italian word "voce," meaning "voice," because this choir is all about empowering and celebrating the voices of Philadelphia youth.
We encourage you to join this year’s ensemble to make friends and great music. T-VOCE is open to everyone aged 13-19. You don’t need to have ANY musical experience; all you need is a love of singing! It’s FREE to participate! Rehearsals take place on Saturday mornings at Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA. There are multiple performance opportunities throughout the year.
T-VOCE Director - Rosemary Schneider
Rosemary Schneider is beginning her fifteenth year teaching vocal music at Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School. Mrs. Schneider is a native of Philadelphia and alumna of The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. In 2004, she graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Music degree in both Voice Performance and Music Education. She continued her studies and in 2010 graduated from West Chester University with a Master of Music degree in Music Education. Mrs. Schneider is the mother of three children and continues to sings when time permits. She performs regularly with the Saint Helena Church choir in Wilmington, DE, as well as the Marian Anderson Historical Society as a Scholar Artist.