Hudson Middle School Choir

Hudson, Ohio

Pursuing excellence day by day.

HMS Choir Open House.mp4

Virtual Open House Video

Why Choir - HMS.wmv

Why Choir?

Meet the Director

Ms. Jennifer Platek

Ms. Platek is a graduate of Taylor University and VanderCook College of Music. While at Taylor, she earned a Bachelor's Degree in music education. At VanderCook, she earned a Master's Degree in music education. Prior to coming to Hudson, Ms. Platek was a high school choral director for four years where her choirs regularly participated in the Ohio Music Education Association Large Group Adjudicated Events. She also spent seven years teaching a combination of middle school choir and general music. Ms. Platek began at Hudson City Schools during the 2014-2015 school year, and is committed to developing principles of leadership and achieving excellence in choral music education.

What are we learning?

The overall goal of the Hudson Middle School Choral program is three-fold:

  • to develop proper singing technique and skill

  • to learn musicianship

  • to cultivate a life-long love for singing

These are the building blocks for all activities in the classroom.

Students learn proper singing posture, breathing technique, and are guided in how to produce a healthy choral tone. Exercises are administered to develop an open choral tone and to introduce the concept of unified vowels. It is stressed that proper breathing technique and the ability to train the listening ear are extremely important in being a successful member of the choral ensemble.