Women's Vocal Ensemble (Chorus 1)/Chorus A/B Students learn the fundamentals of choral singing technique including diction, breathing, tone production, intonation, and sight-reading. Membership in this choral group is open to female students in grades 9-12 and previous choral experience is not required. Students sing a wide variety of choral music for severalperformances at school and within the community. This course may be repeated for credit.
Concert Choir (Chorus 3) A/B Concert Choir is an ensemble for students whose singing skills and musicianship demonstrate readiness to perform challenging repertoire. The class offers opportunities for students to sing in a variety of styles including all-male and all-female ensembles as well as full chorus. Students work to develop advanced sight reading skills and learn how to develop and integrate good vocal techniques while incorporating dance/movement. A number of performances are given at school and within the community. This class is typically open to students in grades 10-12 and an audition is required. Regardless of previous choral experience, 9th grade boys will be contacted to set up an appointment to determine appropriate chorus class placement. This provides young male singers the opportunity to sing along side experienced, changed voices. This course may be repeated for credit.
A CAPPELLA! (Chamber Choir) A/B A CAPPELLA! choir is an auditioned small ensemble that performs highly challenging a cappella repertoire in a variety of genres. Advanced vocal techniques and sight-reading skills are required. A number of performances are given at school and within the community. This class is typically open to students in grades 11-12. An audition is required. Students are encouraged to take this class in conjunction with Honors Concert Choir. This course may be repeated for credit.