Grades 9, 10, 11, 12, girls only
This course serves as an introduction to the vocal department. It is a non-audition performing choral group open to girls in grades 9–12. Students address the development of correct vocal techniques and music-reading skills through the use of choral literature, performing both three- and four-part selections. A variety of musical styles, including classical, spirituals, Broadway, and pop/contemporary selections, are used throughout the year. Students sing in a variety of foreign languages and will be introduced to a cappella singing. Because this class is a prerequisite to audition for any other vocal ensemble, students will be at varying levels. Students with previous experience will develop leadership skills. Women’s Chorus performs in two concerts throughout the year.
Prerequisites: Must be able to match pitch. Pianists may audition to serve as accompanists.