Chorus Program of Studies

 

Beginning Chorus - Grade 6

Course No. EL23 Year

This course is offered to any student who is interested in choral

music. Proper vocal techniques and fundamentals of reading

music will be taught.

 

Chorus 2 - Grades 7 and 8

Course No. EL24 Year

Emphasis will be placed on fundamentals of vocal technique,

music notation, sight singing, and ensemble singing. Students will

study a variety of musical styles. Public performances are scheduled

throughout the year.

 

Chorus 3 - Grades 7 and 8

Course No. EL25 Year

Prerequisite: Beginning Chorus

Emphasis will be placed on vocal technique, music notation, sight

singing, and ensemble singing. Students will study a variety of

musical styles. Public performances are scheduled throughout the

year. One section of this course will emphasize mixed voice

singing. The other section/sectors will emphasize two or three part

singing. Successful completion of Beginning Chorus is required.

 

Concert Choir - Grades 10, 11, and 12

Course No. FA20 Year - 1 Credit

This course is designed for the student who has had previous

choral music experience at school or in the community but will

accept beginners. The students study various styles of music from

different historical periods. School and community concerts are

scheduled throughout the year. Much attention is paid to developing

skills for individual performance and musicianship.

 

Vocal Ensemble/Mixed Show Choir (SATB) - Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Course No. FA21 Year - 1 Credit

Prerequisite: Audition

 

Vocal Ensemble/Mixed Show Choir SATB (Advanced) -

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Course No. FA45 Year - 1 Weighted Credit

Prerequisites: Written test, audition, 2 years sequential secondary

music with a 3.0 or higher (ex. Grades 7 & 8), written contract

upon acceptance

This course is for the advanced choral music student, and a

balance of vocal parts is a major consideration. The students will

study and perform a wide variety of musical material from

Renaissance Madrigal to contemporary pop literature.

Innumerable performances are given throughout the year. A high

degree of skill in musicianship and performance is required.

Choreography is included in the class.

 

Vocal Ensemble - Grades 9

Course No. FA22 Year - 1 Credit

This course is designed for the freshmen level students wishing to

participate in a choral music ensemble. Emphasis will be placed on

developing vocal skill and skills in musicianship. Performances will

be scheduled throughout the year.

 

Vocal Ensemble/Male Voices - Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12

Course No. FA23 Year - 1 Credit

This course is designed for the student wishing to participate in a

glee club type group. Emphasis will be placed on developing vocal

and musicianship skills. A variety of music, appropriate to the

developing male voice, will be studied. Performances will be

scheduled throughout the year.

 

Vocal Ensemble/Treble Voices - Grades 10, 11, and 12

Course No. FA24 Year - 1 Credit

 

This course is designed for girls wishing to be in an all treble voice

ensemble. Emphasis will be placed on developing vocal skills and

musicianship. A variety of treble literature will be studied.

Performances will be scheduled throughout the year.

 

Vocal Ensemble/Treble Show Choir - Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12

Course No. FA25 Year - 1 Credit

Prerequisite: Audition

 

Vocal Ensemble/Treble Show Choir (Advanced) - Grades 9, 10, 11,

and 12

Course No. FA47 Year - 1 Weighted Credit

 

Prerequisites: Written test, audition, 2 years sequential secondary

music with a 3.0 or higher (ex. Grades 7 & 8); written contract

upon acceptance

This course is designed for the advanced choral music student. It is

designed for all female voices and a balance of vocal parts is a

major consideration. Students will study and perform a wide

variety of music. Many performances are scheduled throughout

the year. A high degree of skill in musicianship and performance

is required. Choreography is included in the class.

 

Chamber Vocal Ensemble (Advanced) - Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12

Course No. FA50 Year - 1 Weighted Credit

 

Prerequisites: Written test, audition, 2 years sequential secondary

music with a 3.0 or higher.

This course is a small vocal ensemble for the advanced choral

music student. The class will usually number 20-25 students and a

balance of vocal parts is a major consideration. Students will study

and perform a variety of music from all time periods. The ability

to sight-sing and a high degree of musicianship is required.

Numerous performances will be given throughout the year.

Choreography is not a component of this class. College level music

is studied and performed.

 

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