Grades 10, 11, 12
For the serious singer, this audition-only course provides group and private vocal instruction. Students displaying exceptional ability work to develop correct vocal techniques and music reading skills, and in the process develop confidence and poise in solo performance situations. Basic music theory will be introduced. Audition preparation is also addressed. Students sing in a variety of musical styles including Broadway, classical, and art songs, and they are required to perform in foreign languages. Quarterly Master Classes will be conducted and two recitals will be presented each year.
Prerequisites: Enrollment is by audition only, for male and female students in grade 10–12. Students must have taken at least one year of a choral ensemble class. Must be able to sing on pitch. The expectation is that students enrolled in this class will also be enrolled in a vocal ensemble, thus providing a direct means of skill application.