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Chorus

Courses Available to Upper School Students

Vocal Music I/IIWomen’s/Men’s Ensemble (Beginning/Intermediate) A prerequisite for all other chorus courses, Beginning Chorus explores both classic and contemporary choral literature while creating a strong foundation of musicianship for students by integrating fundamental music theory concepts, aural skills, music history, and knowledge of vocal health. Students are required to perform for events outside the regular school day.

Vocal Music III/IV Women’s/Men’s Ensemble (Proficient or Advanced - Honors) Proficient/Advanced Chorus explores both classic and contemporary choral literature at at higher level while continuing a strong foundation of musicianship for students by integrating advanced music theory concepts, aural skills, music history, and knowledge of vocal health. Students are required to perform for events outside the regular school day.

Vocal Music Audition (Proficient or Advanced - Honors) Prerequisite: Student Audition and Instructor recommendation/approval In Advanced Chorus, students explore more complex arrangements of classic and contemporary choral literature through rigorous rehearsal processes. Students will continue to advance in their musicianship through further study of music theory, aural skills, music history, and vocal health. Students are required to perform for events outside the regular school day. Honors Choral Arts courses are intended to be more challenging than the standard Chorus curriculum and expect students to understand and perform with complexity and skill. In addition, they are to provide multiple opportunities for students to take greater responsibility for their learning. Honors Choral Art classes are distinguished by a difference in the quality expectation of the work, not merely an increase in quantity.