Musicianship Class

Designed to supplement the music education experience for our current choristers, the multi-level Musicianship Classes help students learn and improve their skills in sight-reading, ear training, dictation, and music theory. There are five levels of classes available to choristers currently enrolled in either Princeton Girlchoir or Princeton Boychoir, with class levels corresponding to the chorister's assigned theory book or choir placement. 

  • Level 1 is for those currently in the RED Theory Book 1 (Mon. 5:30-6:15pm or Tues. 4:45-5:30pm)
  • Level 2 is for those currently in the TAN Theory Book 2 (Mon. 6:30-7:15pm or Tues. 5:30-6:15pm)
  • Level 3 is for those currently in the BLUE Theory Book 3 (Wed. 6:30-7:15pm)
  • Level 4 is for singers who have completed or tested out of BLUE Theory Book 3 (Thur. 6:00-7:00pm)
  • Advanced Sight-Reading is for singers enrolled in Concert Choir or Cantores (Thur. 7:15-8:15pm)

Choristers in Young Mens Ensemble can check with Mr. Meads for appropriate class placement.

The 6-week Fall Session of classes runs once a week from November 7 through December 20. Additional 8-week sessions will be offered in Winter and Spring for choristers to start or continue their musicianship experience.

Tuition for the 6-week session is $75, and need-based scholarships are available. For more information, please contact Info@WestrickMusic.org or 609-688-1888.

Classes are taught by WMA faculty Fred Meads and two music educators from the Princeton community: Emily Vite and Chaequan Anderson.

Chaequan Anderson holds Bachelor of Arts in Music and Kodàly training from Westminster Choir College where he studied choral arts, performance, conducting, and music education. While at Westminster, Chaequan was a member of the Westminster Choir.  In addition, Chaequan has performed with several choral ensembles in the area, including the Philadelphia Orchestra Symphonic Choir, Princeton Pro Musica, and VOICES Chorale of Hopewell. As a conductor and educator, Chaequan has held positions with Princeton Girlchoir,  Westminster Conservatory, Christina Seix Academy, and Trenton Children’s Chorus from 2013-2016 before returning for the 18/19 season. Professional organizations include ACDA, NAFME, and OAKE.  Currently, Chaequan is Director of Middle School Choirs at Montclair Kimberley Academy, Chorale Director for Trenton Children’s Chorus, and is the Co-Founder & Artistic Director of the Glassbrook Vocal Ensemble.

Emily Vite holds a B.M. in Theory and Composition from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.  At St. Olaf she served as the alto section leader for the St. Olaf Choir, participating in two domestic tours as well as an international tour to Norway in celebration of the 100th year of the founding of the ensemble.  As a teacher and conductor, Emily has served as Assistant Conductor for VOICES Chorale and as Concert Manager and Choral Readiness Director for the Trenton Children’s Chorus.  She currently conducts Joyful Noise, the youngest choir at Nassau Presbyterian Church and the Glassbrook Vocal Ensemble as Assistant Director.  She is on the faculty of the Chapin School where she is collaborative pianist and piano teacher, and the Honors Music Program of Westminster Conservatory, where she teaches music theory, ear-training, and chamber music.  Emily is also the Music Teacher at Princeton Friends School, teaching general music for grades 3-8 in addition to leading the school's chorus, folk dance club, and all-school community sings.  She is a member of ACDA and OAKE.