Vocal Ensembles and Classes

 

 

Music Legacy Scholarship application due May 15, 2017

 

 

All State Audition Information is at https://sites.google.com/site/ourchorusmusic/all-state-info

Practice tracks are at https://sites.google.com/site/ourchorusmusic/practice-files

Chorus

A variety of vocal styles are studied and performed. Music reading is also emphasized. The choir performs at various concerts at the school and in the community throughout the school year. Students are encouraged to enroll for the full year if at all possible.

Click here to access vocal practice files for various choral pieces.

Go to https://sites.google.com/site/ourquartetmusic  for the quartet practice tracks.

Selections for Semester I 2016/17 include:

 

All music has been chosen for its aesthetic and educational value.

See our calendar for concert dates, field trips, and other events.

Voice Workshop

This class provides an introduction to vocal music with emphasis on the fundamentals of voice production including: posture, breath control, support, tone, resonance, diction, phrasing, and interpretation. Students will learn various singing techniques such as speech-level singing and will gain confidence through group singing. Repertoire will be varied. Students will gain experience and confidence in singing in small ensembles, solo, or a cappella. No audition required. A recital at the end of the semester and a CD recording will allow the students to showcase what they have learned.

West Street Beat

West Street Beat is our auditioned elite level ensemble. They rehearse on Mondays from 2:20 to 3:30. West Street Beat members will not be allowed to miss more than three rehearsals during the fall semester. In the short rehearsal time we have, it is imperative that all members attend every rehearsal. Sports, work, and other activities will not be reasons for missing rehearsal.  If a student misses more than three rehearsals, he/she will not be allowed to perform in the Winter Concert unless they can demonsrate a full knowledge of each piece to be performed. In addition, missing two consecutive rehearsals will be cause for re-auditioning on the current pieces being studied. In order to be an elite group, we must work as a team with all members present at each rehearsal.

West Street Beat

First rehearsal is Monday, August 31.

Auditions for West Street Beatare scheduled for Monday, September 14 from 2:20 to 3:30. Returning members do not need to re-audition, but must attend the rehearsal that day.

Music to be programmed for WSB this semester is: