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Sing With Us!

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What do current vocalists like best
about AVM?


In a recent vocalist survey, the resounding response was:

“The mission, the music, and the friendly nature of the organization!”

Are you looking for a choral experience in a community of welcoming, inclusive, respectful, collegial, and talented vocalists? Do you value high artistic standards?

Welcome to AVM!

We believe singing fosters an environment of fun, joy, and worth. AVM believes individuals perform best when working together in a supportive, encouraging, and non-competitive environment. While vocal training is not essential, basic musicianship, a good musical ear, and a dedication and love for the choral classics are a must for AVM vocalists.

Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. and are held at First Congregational Church, 19 Church Rd, Shrewsbury, MA

Interested vocalists (18+) are invited to attend an AVM Open Rehearsal to get a sense of how regular rehearsals are run and of the group itself. Come early so that you can meet the Membership Chair, Deb Wallace, and section leaders, and get music for rehearsal.

Open Rehearsal Date:

  • Monday August 26

  • Tuesday September 3

  • Monday September 9

Vocalists under 18+ may be interested in our Apprentice Singer Program.​

If after an Open Rehearsal you would like to continue with the group, please let the Membership Chair know. An audition is required to join AVM. We ask that you prepare a piece to provide the Artistic Director with a sense of your voice qualities. The piece
need not be elaborate. The meeting with the Artistic Director will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time, generally prior to a Monday rehearsal. 

If you or someone you know would like to join us or have questions, please have them contact the AVM Membership Chair at

~ Deb Wallace, AVM Membership Chair

Membership is without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, age (see exception), national origin, legally recognized disability or veteran status. Members must be at least 18 years of age or have the special consent of the Director. Audition procedures shall be determined by the Director. The total membership is to be determined by the Executive Board.

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