Spring 2021 Program


A twelve-week, intensive training experience focusing on music spanning a thousand years. Virtually awesome when we cannot sing together and introducing our prototype CAR CHOIR!

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illumine staff will be engaged in one-on-one instruction as well as small group sessions and large group meet-ups. Your young singer can also choose from various optional modules for a training experience tailored to each singer.

Program features will pivot according to safety and health standards; we are planning for a combination of Car Choir (in-person) and virtual rehearsals. In-person attendance will be entirely voluntary. ALL rehearsals will be available in virtual format.

Enrollment: $425 per singer

Small-group sectional rehearsals once weekly

Mandatory for all participants

Small group rehearsals once weekly on Monday evenings as follows (tentatively): 

Car Choir every other Monday beginning February 1, 2021: 

6pm-7pm: Kantorei, 7:15pm-8:15pm: Allegro

(We will have an interval between sessions to sanitize and redistribute equipment.)

Alternate Monday rehearsals will take place via Zoom and will include ear-training and sight-singing with Ms. Alicia, as well as masterclasses with Alumnae, Yoga for Singers, Wellness lessons, and combined repertoire rehearsals. 

Additional small group/individual rehearsals as needed TBD


Nina Revering

Nina Revering

illumine Founder and Artistic Director

illumine Founding Artistic Director Nina Revering has performed throughout the country and around the world as a soloist and chorister. She performs with the Conspirare Chamber Choir and has sung under conductors Seiji Ozawa, John Williams, Sir David Willcocks, Craig Hella Johnson, as well as Jean Ashworth-Bartle in the early years of the Toronto Children’s Chorus.

Additional Instruction Opportunities

Alicia Villareal

Alicia Villareal
illumine Assistant Artistic Director

Ms. Alicia leads an optional choral intensive in which your singer will learn fun and effective warm-up techniques, engage with music through movement, and build confidence as a vocalist and soloist.

Maimy Fong, DMA
illumine Vocal Coach and Pianist

Start where you are, and Dr. Fong will help you become better. Individualized tutoring help for students having trouble with most any vocal challenge: difficulty with parts or pitch, singing comfortably, vocal technique, better understanding of musical notation, and much more.

Austin Haller
illumine Vocal Coach, Pianist, and Organist

Drawing on his many years music-directing for musical theatre productions at Texas State University, Zach Theatre, Austin Shakespeare, and beyond, Mr. Austin offers rigorous and constructive vocal coaching for singers preparing for musical theater auditions and performances.

For all Prelude and Kantorei singers

  • Block of 6 Private 30-minute sessions – $175/singer ($29/session)
  • Private 30-minute session – $35/singer
  • Small group 30-minute session – $30/singer

For Kantorei or Allegro students

  • Private 30-minute session ($45)

For all singers

  • Private 30-minute session ($45)
  • Private 60-minute session ($80)

Regarding Fees

illumine is a special program designed to challenge, inspire and celebrate. We are a family of musicians that is both prestigious and open to all. We turn no one away due to pricing, so please contact us to discuss flexible enrollment fees. If your child wants to sing with us, we are here for you.

Safety and Social Distancing

Young artists can only grow when they are healthy. Since March illumine has worked with the CDC to stay current on guidelines for gathering and vocalizing. We will evaluate if, when and how we safely gather. When it is sensible to do so, we look forward to presenting our choral season in person with rehearsals, performances and audiences.