Fun for girls who love to sing!
Enrolling singers age 6-14 now for Fall 2021 in-person rehearsals!
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Giovani Voci is a choir for girls, ages six through fourteen, living in Pittsburgh and various surrounding areas. A descendant ensemble of Belle Voci of Pittsburgh, Giovani Voci’s goal is to create a safe space for girls to express their creativity through choral music. Belle Voci, our adult ensemble, provides role models for the young Giovani Voci singers. Women joining together to connect song and community is our mission.
Giovani Voci singers will perform accompanied and a cappella repertoire spanning seven centuries - ranging anywhere from Renaissance love songs to contemporary jazz, gospel, and Broadway. The singers will learn healthy vocal techniques, music reading, solfege, musical expression and more.
Participating in choir promotes team building, collaboration, cooperation, self-awareness, responsibility, and a healthy lifestyle. Each individual singer’s contribution is important to the ultimate product of our collective group. Therefore, we strive to address the needs of each performer.
Rehearsals held at Faith United Methodist Church in Fox Chapel
on Thursdays at 5:00pm.
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"Youth Choir Builds Community Through Music
This nonprofit choir teaches young girls how to support each other and have confidence in themselves"
Message from the Director
As we begin this musical journey together, I reflect upon my own musical origins. I have been singing since I started elementary school; memories of being in 4th grade chorus flood my brain every time I recollect my musical beginnings. Continuing in middle school and high school, choir was the highlight of each day. Friends I made as a young student singing have remained with me throughout the years.
My parents were musicians in high school and have always supported my ambitions. Pursuing a degree in music education was my destiny, and being in a musical environment brings me the greatest joy.
I am an advocate for social good, and see music as a perfect vehicle for effecting change. Singing empowers women; it provides a strength we can transfer to other aspects of our lives. Please take this journey with me as we begin a unique choral bonding experience together.
— Jenna Bowman
Placement Evaluations and Tuition
Ms. Jenna is excited to hear all new singers who wish to join the choir perform a simple vocal placement evaluation:
• Singers need not prepare anything in advance
• Music reading or previous musical training are not required
• Singers will simply demonstrate range, pitch, and musicality
As part of the mission of Giovani Voci, we will be teaching vocal technique, music reading and more to all singers. This community choir will be a space for any girl who loves to sing!
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Appointments can be scheduled anytime and will take place at Faith United Methodist Church.
Giovani Voci Tuition
Full Year --> September 2021 - May 2022 (9 months)
$750.00 per singer, made payable to Belle Voci
Families can pay this amount throughout the course of the year in 1 or 2 installments (one payment in September and one payment in January).
As always, GV offers tuition assistance for families who provide a letter of background to Jenna Bowman and Craig Cannon. Please reach out if you need more details:
About the Directors
Jenna Bowman, Musical Director
Jenna studied Music Education at Duquesne University’s Mary Pappert School of Music with a concentration in voice and choral music. After graduating, she taught middle music in the Butler Area School District and at Fox Hill Preschool. She served as the K-5 children’s choir director for five years at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church. Ms. Jenna has also been a soloist at Calvary Episcopal Church and Saint Paul’s Cathedral in Pittsburgh and most recently traveled with Belle Voci as a soloist and chorister in Prague and Vienna.
Jenna recently finished a three-year stint as Director of After-school & Summer Programs at The Ellis School, the only all-girls
secular school in Pittsburgh. She currently is a middle school music teacher at PA Distance Learning Charter School.
As a long-time member of Belle Voci and Solo Voci, she strongly believes in the choir’s mission to “connect song and community.” By leading the young singers in Giovani Voci she hopes to provide a healthy and creative outlet for the girls. Together we all will use choral music to help women’s organizations in the Pittsburgh area and create a loving community.
Carly Tansimore, Accompanist and Assistant Director
Carly studied Music Education at Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music with a concentration in piano, choral music, and elementary music. After graduating, she became the general music teacher for grades 1-3 at the Pine-Richland School District, which is where she currently teaches.
In addition to her teaching job, Carly serves as a core-singer and pianist in the Faith United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, an accompanist for middle and high school choirs in the Pittsburgh area, and is a member of both Belle Voci and Solo Voci choirs. Carly also served as assistant director of the Pittsburgh Boy Choir from 2016-2018.
As both an educator and musician, she believes strongly in the power of music to provide a safe, loving community for our young girls. She also resonates with the choir's mission to engage with
the community and help the girls experience the joy of giving back
to those that are less fortunate. She couldn't be more excited
to be a part of this wonderful group!
Jenna Bowman, Music Director
Giovani Voci and Belle Voci are in-residence at...
Faith United Methodist Church
261 West Chapel Ridge Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
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