Chorus is a blended course that is scheduled for period 7 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. A detailed calendar is posted on Schoology which outlines the days for which students need to physically report to this class during period 7. Chorus is the fundamental starting point for all choral students. In this class, students learn the fundamentals of singing and develop the adolescent voice into a healthy musical instrument. We learn the basics of “how to” sing (two and three part choral music), the basic elements of reading music, and the development of skills such as reading music at sight and writing music by ear using musical notation. Students enrolled in this course will also have the opportunity to participate in choral concerts; one in winter and one in the spring. At course end, students will have increased range, breath support, and confidence in singing as both an individual and as a member of a choral ensemble. The first semester of this course may be taken for five credits. If requesting to take this course as a semester offering, this should be clearly indicated on the “Course Request Form” by noting (SEM) next to course.
Note: students will need to purchase choral attire (TBD) and a choral folder for participation in this class.