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College Park High School offers four vocal music ensembles, Bass Clef Choir, Treble Choir I, Women's Ensemble, Varsity Choir and Concert Choir. Additionally, there are student-run a cappella clubs that rehearse at lunch times. The a cappella clubs are open to all students, but may require an audition.

Treble Choir I and Bass Clef Choir, and Varsity Choir are beginning-level choirs for all students who want to learn how to sing in a group setting and develop their voices. Women's Ensemble and Concert Choir are advanced level ensembles, enrollment is limited by an audition process or instructor recommendation.


Students take part in a variety of learning and performing experiences and fundraising activities.  Each year the Vocal Music Department puts on the popular series of concerts and fundraisers, and the students travel to performances and festivals, including a Disneyland festival trip in Spring '16.  


The choirs at College Park are co-curricular classes, meaning that participation in some activities outside of the normal class period is a required component of the course.

  • Concerts and some other events are an extension of the classroom and attendance is required, even though it is outside of the regular school day.
  • Choir trips are optional activities that are completely outside of the class curriculum, and as such are not required for participation in the choir. Concert attire (dresses and suits) are paid through fundraising and donations; there are no mandatory fees or expenses involved with choir enrollment at College Park.

CSU/UC ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENT INFORMATION: Successful completion of a year of choir class with a grade of C or better fulfills the "F" elective requirement. A second year of any choir class with a grade of C or better fulfills the "G" elective requirement. A consistent, multi-year commitment to music classes is a strong asset to a college application!


BASS CLEF CHOIR - Vocal Music I (4860)

• Prerequisite: None

• Bass Clef Choir is a course open to students grades 9-12 whose voice is a bass or a tenor.  Students will learn proper vocal techniques and will rehearse and perform choral music of different styles, cultures, and periods.  This class is designed for all students with or without previous experience in music and can prepare students to take more advanced music classes. The Bass Clef Choir curriculum teaches music sight-reading skills, group cohesiveness, self-confidence, singing technique, and music history/appreciation.


TREBLE CHOIR I - Vocal Music I (4870)

• Prerequisite: None

• Vocal Music I is a course open to students grades 9-12.  Students will learn proper vocal techniques and will rehearse and perform choral music of different styles, cultures, and periods.  Students in Treble Choir I will not be required to sing by themselves, or in front of the school.  This class is designed for all students with or without previous experience in music and can prepare students to take more advanced music classes. The Treble Choir I curriculum teaches music sight-reading skills, group cohesiveness, self-confidence, singing technique, and music history/appreciation.


WOMEN'S ENSEMBLE (TREBLE CHOIR II) - Vocal Music II (4880)

 Prerequisite: Vocal Music I or equivalent experience with teacher recommendation

• Treble Choir is a course open to girls with prior singing experience or music-reading ability. Students will learn vocal performance techniques, the elements of music, and advanced repertoire to a greater degree of difficulty than in Treble Choir I, and rehearse and perform choral music of different styles, cultures and periods.  Performances for school, the community, and music festivals are an important part of the class instruction.  Treble Choir curriculum teaches music sight-reading skills, group cohesiveness, self-confidence, singing technique, and music history/appreciation.


MIXED CHOIR (VARSITY) - Vocal Music I (4870)

• Prerequisite: None

• Varsity Choir is a course open to students grades 11-12.  Students will learn proper vocal techniques and will rehearse and perform choral music of different styles, cultures, and periods.  Students in Treble Choir I will not be required to sing by themselves, or in front of the school.  This class is designed for all students with or without previous experience in music and can prepare students to take more advanced music classes. The Varsity Choir curriculum teaches music sight-reading skills, group cohesiveness, self-confidence, singing technique, and music history/appreciation.


CONCERT CHOIR - Vocal Music II (4910)

• Prerequisite: Vocal Music I or equivalent experience with teacher recommendation

• Vocal Music II is a class open to any students in grades 9-12 with teacher permission, audition, or prerequisite coursework.  Students will learn vocal performance techniques, the elements of music, and advanced repertoire to a greater degree of difficulty than in Mixed Chorus, and rehearse and perform choral music of different styles, cultures and periods.  Performances for school, the community, and music festivals are an important part of the class instruction.  Additionally, members of Concert Choir collaborate with students in the Video Production class to design and produce their own music videos. Concert Choir curriculum teaches music sight-reading skills, group cohesiveness, self-confidence, singing technique, and music history/appreciation.