Welcome to Foothill Academy of Vocal Arts!

Southern California’s favorite music classes for quality vocal instruction and community choirs of all ages!

Children’s Choir

FAVA Children’s Choir provides a solid foundation for young singers, grades 1-6, in healthy vocal use, musicianship and expression in a fun, interactive atmosphere

The Master’s Chorale (TMC)

The Master’s Chorale (TMC), FAVA’s flagship choral group, is a mixed choir for teens in grades 7-12. This choir performs a diverse array of choral music including folk songs, musical theater selections, spirituals and classical repertoire. By placement audition and full-year enrollment. 

Songbird Ensemble

Songbirds is an advanced treble a cappella group for teen girls.  By audition only. 

Adult Festival Chorus

Festival Chorus is open to FAVA’s teens and adult singers from the community.  Intergenerational singing is a highlight of participation in this mixed choir which performs a diverse selection of choral music, from show tunes to classical repertoire.  


Foothill Academy of Vocal Arts (FAVA) is a non-profit organization which serves the community by promoting the art of choral singing for children, teens and adults of the San Gabriel Valley.

Get in Touch

For more information about our classes, choirs, and quality vocal instruction, contact the director, Dianne Harmel.


Class locations:  101 E. Foothill Blvd, Monrovia, CA 91016 and online via Zoom

Mailing Address: FAVA P.O. Box 766, Sierra Madre, CA 91025

Classes & Choir Rehearsals

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

FAVA has meant the world to our family. Dianne Harmel’s excellent training prepared our son for concerts, song-leading, theatre (leading parts), and now a major in music in a conservatory. My husband and I also enjoyed singing in the adult choirs. Thank you, Dianne, Debbie, and the board!

Diana S., Monrovia, CA

Rating: 5 out of 5.

My daughter had such a positive experience and learned much from Mrs. Harmel!

Lynne G. San Dimas, CA

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I love FAVA! Mrs. Harmel cultivates a fun, laid-back atmosphere. She chooses a variety of choral arrangements (classical, Disney, folk, foreign language) that rely on every singer, as she strives to challenge us and share her love of music.”

Kira H. (& family), Arcadia, CA

Rating: 5 out of 5.