Choir

The Choral Connection

 

Treble Choir/Freshman Choir
Year Course, Grades 9-12 --- 1 Credit --- No prerequisites

A chorus designed to develop reading and singing techniques and theory knowledge for Treble Clef voices. Any students without choral experience or are developing their musical skills are placed in this choir. This chorus should be used as a stepping stone for upper level groups. A variety of musical styles are done throughout the year including world, Holiday, sacred, secular and classical music. It is designed for incoming freshmen to gain experience in choral activities as a stepping stone to the more advanced choral groups. Reading, singing techniques and theory knowledge are also developed during the duration of this course. This is a rewarding class for the student who enjoys singing and/or wants to learn how to sing.

 

Die Meistersingers (Mens’ Choir)
Year Course, Grades 9-12 -- 1 Credit ---Prerequisite: None

Die Meistersingers is a choir to further develop the male voice and train them in singing techniques, music theory, bass clef, piano, and sight-singing in order to prepare them for Concert Choir. There is no prerequisite or audition for this choir. First time high school choir members and those who do not wish to audition for Concert Choir are encouraged to take this course. A variety of music will be studied throughout the year including classical, sacred, secular, and barbershop quartets. All freshmen men will be placed in this choir.

 

Concert Choir
Year Course, Grades 9-12 --- 1 Credit --- Audition only

This chorus is an upper level choir of boys and girls. A variety of musical styles are done throughout the year including world, Holiday, sacred, secular and classical music. Higher levels of proficiency in singing technique and sight reading ability are developed to meet the demands of the difficult material sung. Auditions are required.

 

Chamber Choir
Year Course --- Grades 9-12 --- ½ credit --- Prerequisite: Choir or Band Course --- 16 Spots --- Audition only

This chorus is a highly select group chosen through extensive auditioning. All members must be enrolled in another music performance class concurrently with chamber choir. This group strives for the highest level of singing proficiency. They perform a variety of styles of music. Singers must be available to perform frequently through out the year. This chorus is in 2 semester blocks. The group meets in the morning at 7:00am Mondays and Wednesdays with an occasional meeting in the evening, depending on the needs of the choir. Each member must be at every rehearsal. If a member has three unexcused absences, they are dismissed from the group. Academics are also important, and the members cannot fail two classes while in the class. If they do, it is cause for dismissal until their grades are brought up.