Fine Arts Department

Art - Band - Orchestra - Choir - Theater Arts - Dance - Music Electives


Course #:  5711
Course:     CHOIR I
Credit:      1.0                           Grade Placement: 9 – 12
Prerequisites:            Interest
Course Description:  This course will explore and study basic vocal and choral techniques including good tone production, dictation, balance, and blend, and artistic interpretation of the composer’s intent.  Music theory and sight-singing will be part of the curriculum with performance opportunities available.
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Course #:  5721
Course:     CHOIR II
Credit:      1.0                           Grade Placement: 9 – 12
Prerequisites:            Placement by Audition/Teacher Recommendation
Course Description:  Reading and vocal skills will continue to be developed with the student provided opportunities to experience and discuss a variety of choral styles and composers through music student.  This class will participate in scheduled performances and competitions.
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Course #:  5731
Course:     CHOIR III
Credit:      1.0                           Grade Placement: 9 – 12
Prerequisites:            Placement by Audition/Teacher Recommendation
Course Description:  Basic singing skills and the study of vocal and choral techniques is amplified, with a continuing emphasis on sight-singing, music theory, and music literature.  Performance opportunities, exploration of self-expression through music, and competitive activities are stressed.
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Course #:  5741
Course:     CHOIR IV
Credit:      1.0                           Grade Placement: 11 – 12
Prerequisites:            Audition/Teacher Recommendation
Course Description:  Further study of vocal skills and choral techniques is encouraged with a continued emphasis on sight-singing, music theory, and music literature.  Self-expression through musical performance is emphasized, and participation in competitive activities is encouraged.
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Course #:  I-5751, II – 5761
Course:     VOCAL ENSEMBLE I, II
Credit:      1.0                           Grade Placement: 10 – 12
Prerequisites:            Audition/Teacher Recommendation
Course Description:  This course is for a highly select number of students who will learn choral music through performance of many varied styles of choral music.  Prior choral experience Is needed for entry into these groups.
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