Teen Voices of the City Ensemble (T-VOCE)


Mission Statement

Teen Voices of the City Ensemble (T-VOCE) welcomes youth from the greater Philadelphia area to join in the experience of choral singing. Through rehearsals, workshops, and performances, members are given the tools to realize their potential as artists. It celebrates an inclusive community where individuals come together to create a shared expression.


Teen Voices of the City Ensemble, or T-VOCE (tee-VO-chay), is a free choir open to area teens. 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 October through April on Saturday mornings from 10-12 at Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA. We provide SEPTA Keycards to make it easier to get to T-VOCE.






Upcoming T-VOCE performances:


    A Soulful Christmas as part of the Philadelphia Heritage Youth Chorale

    Holiday Concert–Philadelphia, An Immigrant City

    Winter Festival of Voices

    T-VOCE Spring Concert

    Open Mic Event



T-VOCE Director - Rosemary Schneider


Rosemary Schneider is beginning her sixteenth 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.
































































A collaboration between Fortress Arts Academy, Opera Philadelphia, Play On, Philly! and Singing City.




Through Performance, Arts Education, and Fellowship, Singing City Choir is a force for social impact, bringing people together and lifting the human spirit through the artistry of choral music.

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1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102