Treble Choir (Grade 9): Treble Choir is designed for the 9th grade or beginning female voice. The choir sings some music in 2-part harmony and unison, but mainly in 3-part harmony. The ensemble will study aspects of various types of music, as well as vocal and musical development, with an emphasis on sight-reading.
Select Treble Choir (Grades 10 – 12):
Select Treble Choir engages the intermediate female singer in challenging 3- and 4-part music. The class emphasizes independent and a cappella singing along with sight-reading. This ensemble studies choral literature from each musical style period.
Concert Choir (Grades 9 – 12): Concert Choir is a large advanced mixed choir of women in grades 10 – 12 and men in grades 9 – 12. The choir sings 4- to 8-part music from all musical style periods, including performance of small major works with orchestra. An emphasis is placed on good vocal production and development, music theory, sight-reading, and ensemble performance.
Voicemale (Grades 9-12): Voicemale is a small, select, men’s ensemble that performs a wide variety of musical styles, including both accompanied and a cappella selections. Founded in 2007 by choir students who wanted the experience of singing in a Men’s Choir, the ensemble made its debut at the Pyramid Concert to rave reviews. Voicemale is an extra-curricular choir and usually meets one day a week after school. Extra rehearsals are sometimes necessary, depending on the performance schedule.
Chamber Choir (Grades 10 – 12):
Chamber Choir is a small advanced women’s ensemble whose members are also members of the Concert Choir. The main focus of the class is vocal jazz, with excursions into all other musical style periods. An emphasis is placed on independent and a cappella singing. There is a significant time commitment with after school rehearsals and evening performances, especially during the holiday season.
Madrigals (Grades 10 – 12): Madrigals is a small advanced mixed ensemble whose members are also members of the Concert Choir. The Choir performs mostly Renaissance music with occasional excursions into other musical style periods. An emphasis is placed on independent and a cappella singing. There is a significant time commitment with after school rehearsals and evening performances, especially during the holiday season.