Welcome to the Barberton Vocal Music Department

In the vocal music department at BHS, we are dedicated to improving and practicing our vocal technique, performance skills, knowledge of music theory and creating the well rounded and lifelong musician.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Nov. 11 - Veteran's Day a.m. BHS
  • Dec. 5 - Holiday concert 7:00 p.m. BHS
  • Dec. 6 - Sheraton Hotel concert 11-2:00
  • Dec. 13 - Holiday City Tour 8:30-2:00
  • Dec. 18 - Kiwanis/Rotary 7:00 a.m. BHS

BHS Magic Singers Show Choir

Any student interesting in singing and dancing in a performance setting is encouraged to audition for the BHS Magic Singers in April. Information about the audition process is available in the choir department each March. Students in the Magic Singers work on advanced repertoire, compete in adjudicated events, tour the Magic City during the holidays and offer many performances throughout the year for our community.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Nov. 11 - Veteran's Day a.m. BHS
  • Dec. 5 - Holiday concert 7:00 p.m. BHS

BHS Concert Choir

All students, grades 9-12, are welcome to sign up to participate in a BHS concert choir. As part of the year long choir, students will satisfy their fine arts credit. Students will strive to enhance their ability to read music, interpret various genres and improve their performance abilities. No previous vocal experience is necessary, just a positive attitude! Students perform in both a holiday and spring evening concert as well as Veteran's Day and Memorial Day.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Musical rehearsals: January-March after school
  • BHS Musical: March 19, 20, 21 7:00 p.m., March 22 2:30 p.m.
  • Get tickets for Mary Poppins at the BHS box office or from https://bhsmarypoppins.brownpapertickets.com
  • Check the Forms & Documents tab often!

BHS Musical Theatre Program

All students are welcome and encouraged to audition for the BHS musical. Auditions take place every December, rehearsals from January-March and shows in late March. This year's show will invite Mary Poppins to FLY onto our BHS stage - a first in the 20 years the high school has been open! Previous BHS musicals include smash hits such as Suessical, The Addams Family, Beauty and the Beast, Spamalot and Grease!

About the Director...

Mrs. Nicole Petrarca has had the pleasure of teaching in the Barberton City Schools district for 19 years, beginning as a student teacher at Barberton High School and Memorial Elementary in 2000. Her first 15 years were spent teaching K-5 general music at Portage Elementary, Santrock Elementary and Johnson Elementary, including five years of beginning band. This year begins her 5th year at Barberton High School and she enjoys directing all BHS concert choirs, the Magic Singers show choir, the high school musical theatre program and manages our BHS theatre facility. Under her direction, the choirs have participated in OMEA adjudicated events, receiving excellent ratings. She received her B.A. in Biology/Music/Pre-med from Denison University in Granville, Ohio and a semester abroad experience through the School for Field Studies in Kenya, Africa. She holds a Master's in Music Education from The University of Akron and a Master's in Educational Administration Pre-K through 9 from Kent State University. Currently she resides in Fairlawn with her husband, Mike, two daughters, Mia and Ava and the best dog ever, Maggie. When not enjoying music, Mrs. Petrarca can be found at the Playhouse enjoying a show, in the woods hiking, at the gym for Crossfit or attending wine tasting events.