This is the #1 question I get asked by concert audience members and people I meet on the street.
Let's start with choir voice types. In a choir, people sit in sections: sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses. You’ll probably recognize the names soprano and alto from choir in school. This is different from an actual voice classification, as there are more of those than there are choir voice types.
There are three voice classifications for women:
- a soprano (the highest)
- a mezzo-soprano (in the midd…