Choral Performance 1 & 2 (Mixed Chorus, Men's Ensemble, Women's Ensemble): Choral Performance 1 & 2 are beginning choral groups which perform a few times throughout the year. Music of many styles, from renaissance through contemporary will be performed. In addition, basic training in music reading, vocal and breathing techniques, and music appreciation will be included. As introductory choirs, no previous experience is required.
AP Music Theory: This course is designed to develop a student’s ability to recognize, understand, and describe the basic materials and processes of music that are heard or presented in a score. Foundational skills are achieved by addressing fundamental aural, analytical, and compositional skills using both listening and written exercises. These skills lead to creative tasks, such as the harmonization of a melody by selecting appropriate chords. If the school site offers this course as an ROP course, the student must be in 11th or 12th grade in order to enroll.
Choral Performance 3 (Bella Voce/Concert Choir): Choral Performance 3 is an intermediate to advanced vocal music course. Students will expand their mastery of music fundamentals, vocal technique, sight-reading, and historical/cultural perspectives of choral music. Members will perform music from a variety of genres. Enrollment in this class is based on audition.
Choral Performance 4 (Chamber Singers): Choral Performance 4 is an advanced ensemble. Students will show understanding and mastery of music theory, sight-reading, and appropriate performance styles. Members will perform advanced literature from the repertoire of choral music and have many opportunities for performing in school and in the community. Students will be expected to undertake leadership and administrative roles. Enrollment in this class is based on audition.
Musical Theater Workshop: Musical Theatre Workshop is an exploration of American Musical Theater. Students will study the work of the actor/singer/dancer and use their gained knowledge to develop as performers. Students will prepare and present as soloists as well as members of small groups and larger ensembles. Since this is a workshop course, students will prepare material for class presentation and write critiques. There will also be a focus on the audition process as well as musical theatre history and repertoire. Students who wish to participate in the spring musical must enroll for this class.