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Chorus

Grade 6:  Beginning Chorus
  
Chorus 6 provides the opportunity for students to sing in a group and learn the fundamentals of reading music, producing good vocal tone, posture, diction and basic riser choreography with 2-part vocal harmony. Singers are also introduced to various topics of music history and appreciation. Public performance is part of the grading process.
This class fosters skills which help students become better singers and appreciate the relationships among music, other arts, and society. Interested singers can also pursue participation in All-County Honors Choir.  Learning the art of singing and enjoying the enrichment in the classroom promote student achievement, positive self-esteem, a spirit of cooperation, stage presence and etiquette, and career awareness. Performances require special attire, are mandatory and are a part of the overall grading process.

Grade 7:  Intermediate Chorus
  
This course expands the knowledge gained at the beginning level and provides an opportunity to be a member of a large mixed chorus and/or girls’ vocal ensemble. At this level, singers move to 3- part choral repertoire, and continue with music theory, history/appreciation, sight reading skills and adding choreography to music. Emphasis is placed on using proper vocal tone, posture and singing in a larger ensemble. Interested singers can also pursue participation in All-County Honors Choir. This class fosters skills which help students become better singers and appreciate the relationships among music, other arts, and society. Learning the art of singing and enjoying the enrichment in the classroom promote student achievement, positive self-esteem, a spirit of cooperation, stage presence and etiquette, and career awareness. Performances require special attire, are mandatory and are a part of the overall grading process.

Grade 8:  Advanced Chorus
 
Students in the class explore medium to difficult music, with continued study of more advanced music theory, history/appreciation, sight reading skills and learn to create choreography for use with some of the repertoire. This class fosters skills which help students become better singers and appreciate the relationships among music, other arts, and society. Learning the art of singing and enjoying the enrichment in the classroom promote student achievement, positive self-esteem, a spirit of cooperation, stage presence and etiquette, and career awareness.Emphasis is placed on using proper vocal tone and singing three to four-part music. Interested singers can also pursue participation in All-District Chorus as well as other honors choir opportunities.
Performances require special attire, are mandatory and are a part of the overall grading process.