Concert Choir is for mixed voices (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass) in grades 9-12. In Concert Choir, students will perform music in a variety of styles, genres, and time periods and will gain an understanding of what makes musical periods different from one another. Emphasis will be placed on personal musical development, including the study of the voice as an instrument, music notation, and performing with others. Students are required to perform in three (3) evening concerts at the high school as well as the MICCA Choral Festival. No audition is required, but students must be able to match pitch and sing a simple song.
Treble Choir is for freshmen treble voices as well as students for whom this is their first choral experience at the high school level. Vocal registers and transitions, breathing technique, diction, and sight singing skills will be some of the areas worked on in this course. Repertoire appropriate to treble voices will be studied and performed throughout the year. Students are required to participate in all three evening choral concerts at the high school as well as the MICCA Choral Festival.
This is an accelerated course in which the vocal and musical development begun in Concert Choir is continued with a higher level of proficiency. Emphasis is placed on solo singing, vocal technique, and full ensemble performance. Students will have the opportunity to audition for Central District and All-State Choruses. Students will be selected to participate in this ensemble based on musical ability and responsibility toward the preparation and performance of many musical styles. The singers perform many times throughout the year in school and the community. Students are required to perform in three (3) evening concerts at the high school as well as the MICCA Choral Festival. Although not required, private study is highly recommended for students enrolled in this course. Admission to this class is by audition only.