Frequently Asked Questions

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What music is included in the Choir Prodigy Library? are the pieces I want in the Choir Prodigy Library? How can I get my music included in the Choir Prodigy Library?

Choir Prodigy currently includes about 1,000 pieces, and the list grows everyday: folk songs, wedding favorites, arias, carols, sacred music, masterpieces of the Classics, Requiems, and part songs. Vocal warm-ups and vocalises are included to build the power and beauty of your voice, and for music majors and singers wanting to learn to sight read there are Sight Singing exercises included.

Choir Prodigy offers everyone full use of the Library as well as the Warmups and Exercises —free. Choir Prodigy can include any music you wish to sing—simply contact Student Services and we will work with you to include the music you want to sing for the next concert.

Use Choir Prodigy with your music theory or sight singing class – upload your assignments or excerpts to Choir Prodigy. Free.

How can my school/college supply Choir Prodigy to every student? Can our school choir have our own space in the Choir Prodigy Library?

Everyone in your class can get their own Choir Prodigy account for free. Choir Prodigy can create a Private Library Locker for individual schools or choirs, and teachers or directors can obtain usage and testing data for their ensemble. Please contact Choir Prodigy Student Services for details.

How to start using Choir Prodigy to improve your voice and learn more music quickly

1 – Build your vocal beauty and power

Try the WARM-UPS first – it’s a great way to learn how sensitive Choir Prodigy is to your vocal quality and pitch. Choir Prodigy warm-ups will make your voice richer and stronger without shouting or belting. The secret of a beautiful voice is singing pure vowels, and Choir Prodigy makes it fun to learn this technique. Pick your voice range – try different voice ranges – you can’t go wrong. Start singing better with more ease, no matter what your ability is now.

2 – Musical Brain Games and music reading

Sight-singing is a valuable skill for all musicians, and practicing with our Ear-training games are fun for your brain and your vocal flexibility. If you are ever bored or disgruntled just play an Ear-Training game. You will also find songs like “Amazing Grace” and ‘Shenandoah” as well as advanced music harmony in the Ear-Training section.

3 – The Choir Prodigy Library

You will find music listed by the composer’s last name or by the season (Christmas, for instance), or use the handy search box. There are famous solos, wedding songs, classic masterworks, church music, and choir songs with all the parts separated. Choir Prodigy will accompany you on the piano and play the other harmonies. Choir Prodigy can accompany you however fast or slow you want to sing. You can have a lot of fun just going through and ‘tasting’ lots of different composers, or look for the solos and be the star of the show. Also – look at the end of this page to find the latest listings of NEW MUSIC and NEW COMPOSERS.

4 – paper copies of the music

Almost all of the music in Choir Prodigy includes a PDF that you can download and print as much as you wish. Just write to us and we will send you the music for free or put you in touch with the composer.

5 – Spread the joy of music and share your music with your choir or students

Teachers, you can share your exercises, music theory assignments, warm-ups – you keep the copyright (we will help)

Composers, let people know they can learn your new music quickly and easily on Choir Prodigy – you keep the copyright

Singers – do you have a favorite piece to request for Choir Prodigy – please email us

Instead of a complicated user manual we include a few simple slides and links to four videos that will show you how to use the helpful features of Choir Prodigy. Please look at theses resources – they will help you quickly become an expert Choir Prodigy player. You will find them in the Choir Prodigy app.

Should I use headphones or microphone with Choir Prodigy?

Choir Prodigy works with the internal speakers and microphone of your device AND Choir Prodigy will work with an external headset or earbuds AND Choir Prodigy will work with a handheld microphone or boom mic. Choir Prodigy is necessarily very sensitive to noise and sounds – if you have trouble scoring points while singing you should move to a quieter place or use an external microphone. If you truly enjoy the game aspect of Choir Prodigy and love to compete for highest points in your choir you will find that an external microphone and headphones will help you to score vowels and pitch more accurately – just as serious gamer buys a special controller or headset to be the top player.

For APPLE devices – we find that the earbuds with tiny microphone work very well with Choir Prodigy, they work great for us.

For PC devices – get a microphone or earphones that use the audio jacks of your computer.

We use Yapster YB-100 gaming headset with boom mic – cheap – excellent sound. You can buy this headset anywhere – or amazon. Get the D&K headset to smartphone adapter and you can use the same headset with any Apple device.

one thing: AVOID microphones or headsets that use USB to connect to your device.

Still have questions?

Email customer support and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

For choirs owning legal paper copies we have music by Eric Whitacre, Kirby Shaw, Mark Hayes, Francisco Nunez, Jim Papoulis, Douglas Cuomo, Daniel Pinkham, John Tavener. Contact customer support for more info.

New Composers offer their music free to learn with Choir Prodigy. Music by Julian Revie, Tom Council, Richard Gard, Joe Gregorio, Nigel Williams, and Jay Kawarsky. Contact customer support for links to these composers.