Fees: Students will be responsible for the cost of outfits and field trips; ASB card verification; $30 field trip fee.
Learning Recommendations: Ability to match pitches; ability to read text; no audition necessary. Past experience in choir is recommended. Course is for higher vocal ranges. Several evening performances are required during the year.
General Description: Women's Choir is a yearlong course which gives students singing experience and vocal training. Emphasis is placed on group rehearsal techniques, voice production, sight-singing, and interpretation of musical periods and styles. Performances will include concerts, contests, festivals, and community functions. Music selection will focus on the treble or higher vocal ranges.
Content: Music will be selected to highlight students' abilities and enhance learning as individual musicians, as well as a team. There will be required evening concerts approximately once a quarter. A few extra rehearsals, outside of class time, will be required as well.
Strategies: Daily vocal exercises will strengthen the students' voices and expand vocal ranges. Music rehearsals will develop abilities in part-singing, musicianship, and music reading. Voice parts are learned through sectional practice, large group practice, and individual rehearsal. Listening to recordings in various styles assists in learning to perform the variety of genres we sing. Recordings of group rehearsals and performances form an audio portfolio for assessment. Solo work will be optional within this choir. Individual practice outside of class.
Equipment to be provided by Student: None