This is the "Concert Choir" If you never sang before but always wanted to learn, then this is the class for you! In this beginning choir class, students learn proper individual and ensemble vocal techniques, how to read music, and how to perform choir music from different styles, cultures, and time periods. The "Concert Choir" performs two major concerts per year.
This is the "Concert Choir" This course is for students with some singing experience who want to be a part of a performing ensemble for beginning - intermediate choral musicians. In this intermediate choir class, students learn proper individual and ensemble vocal techniques, how to read music, and how to perform choir music from different styles, cultures, and time periods. The "Concert Choir" performs two major concerts per year.
Prerequisite: One year of choir experience preferred (Intermediate/Advanced Women Only)
This is the "Women's Choir" This "Women’s Choir" course is for those with some singing experience and a desire to sing. This course includes how to read music / music fundamentals, technical voice training, and performance techniques. Only music arranged for the female voice is performed. The "Women's Choir" performs four major concerts per year and competes in local and national choir festivals.
Prerequisite: One year of singing experience preferred. (Intermediate/Advanced)
This course prepares students to perform on the Broadway stage by focusing on the audition process. Students will explore various examples of the Musical Theater repertoire by watching videos and / or listening to musical examples. Students perform solos and/or group pieces from these examples. Elements of musical theater history and music theory are also explored. The "Musical Theater" class performs at the two choir concerts each year.
Prerequisite: Audition Only Class (Contact Mr. Suffolk for details) (Advanced)
This class is for more experienced choir students who want to challenge themselves by singing more advanced choir music. The student will learn a variety of choral pieces from different time periods, different languages, and in different styles. The "Chamber Singers" performs four major concerts per year and competes in local and national choir festivals. In addition to performing at all school related activities. The "16 Voices" (vocal jazz / a cappella group) members are chosen from this ensemble.
This course covers the history of music from the Medieval Period to the Pop/Rock music of today. Students listen, view, analyze, and discuss various pieces / genres of music. The composers and the performers of each piece including the historical context in which each piece was written are analyzed. Elements of music theory (how to read music) will also be explored.