Choral Music

Choral music education is the education of human feeling through the development of a responsiveness to the aesthetic qualities of sound. Performance classes provide intimate contact with these expressive qualities. In this context, performance is not an end in itself, but a means to an end, which includes the following:

- the knowledge and understanding of the structural elements of music, and of music as a creative art form,
- the cultivation of habits, attitudes, and appreciations, and
- the development of each student’s aesthetic potential, sensitivity and responsiveness to that which is beautiful in music.

Choral Music Options:

Mixed Choir:

Mixed Choir is an un-auditioned group open to 9th-12th grade students. This is a place to work on the basics of singing and begin developing an understanding of music theory. Music performed by this ensemble is in the easy to medium range. This ensemble performs in the Christmas Concert and the Spring Concert. Individuals are also allowed to participate in ISSMA Solo and Ensemble

Women's Choir:

Women’s Choir is an auditioned group open to 9th-12th grade female students. Students in this class already have an understanding of basic vocal technique and we work as group to refine these skills. They have basic music theory and sight reading skills that are also built upon. This ensemble works on finding the perfect blend through vocal harmony. Music performed by this ensemble is in the medium to hard range. This ensemble performs in the Fall Showcase, Christmas Concert, and Spring Concert. They compete as a group at ISSMA contest and may participate as individuals at ISSMA Solo and Ensemble.

Show Choir:

Show Choir is an auditioned group open to 10th-12th grade students. Students in this class already have an understanding of basic vocal technique and we work as group to refine these skills. They have basic music theory and sight reading skills that are also built upon. This ensemble works on balancing vocal technique while also dancing. Music performed by this ensemble is in the medium to hard range. This ensemble performs in the Fall Showcase, Christmas Concert, and Spring Concert. They compete as a group at ISSMA contest and may participate as individuals at ISSMA Solo and Ensemble.