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Vocal Music

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Vocal Music Survey

Beginning singers explore the fundamentals of being in a high school choir. Singers will focus on basic music theory such as note and symbol recognition as well as sight reading music. Vocalists work daily on music preparation for performances throughout the year. Prior singing experience is not required.

Chorale Choir

Intermediate singers explore the intermediate fundamentals of being in a high school choir. Vocalists will review basic music theory while building to new levels of lessons such as minor keys and accidentals. Singers work daily on music preparation for performances throughout the year. Prior singing experience is required.

Concert ChoirIn

In this choir, singers should be proficient in basic music theory, music reading and writing, and sight reading. Students should also be able to demonstrate proper vocal techniques. Singers explore advanced choral literature with increased parts and harmonies. The focus will be on gaining vocal skills and being able to perform as a group. Students will work to achieve and maintain a high level of musicianship, leadership, responsibility, and respectable character. Vocalists work daily on their class music in preparation for performances throughout the year.

 

During the school year the group will perform outside of school at civic, cultural, and educational activities. Students analyze and critique their sound and performances regularly.

Madrigals Choir

This choir is a SSAA ensemble (Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Alto 1, and Alto 2). In this choir, students should be proficient in basic music theory, music reading and writing, and sight reading. Students should also be able to demonstrate proper vocal techniques, coordination, and stage presence. This class will offer advanced SSAA choral literature with increased parts and harmonies, incorporating staging and movement. Students will work to achieve and maintain a high level of musicianship, leadership, responsibility, and respectable character. Students work daily on their class music in preparation for performances throughout the year. During the school year the group will perform outside of school at civic, cultural, and educational activities. Students analyze and critique their sound and performances regularly.