Choral music is art, skill and activity. The NEISD content standards for middle school and high school choirs are the benchmarks f or instruction. The program consists of group performance as well as individual instruction.
Choral music in offered as an elective at 14 middle schools and 7 high schools. The choral staff consists of 32 fully certified choral specialists. Over 2,000 high school students are enrolled in the choir programs. The schedules include men’s choirs, women’s choirs, mixed voice choirs, and vocal ensembles, which include show choirs, vocal jazz ensembles and madrigal choirs. Private voice lessons are available on all high school campuses and some middle school campuses where space allows.
The many successes within our music programs have created a strong sense of pride within our district and has resulted in NEISD being a most desirable community in which to work and live. Due to our master directors and teachers, supportive community, and talented students, NEISD will certainly continue on the path of excellence in all of our Fine Arts programs.
Choirs on all campuses participate in the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest; Solo and Ensemble Contest; and auditions for Region Choir. Singers at the high school level proceed from Region Choir through Top-10 and Area Auditions, in pursuit of a place in the All-State Choir.
The schedules include men's choirs, women's choirs, mixed voice choirs, and vocal ensembles, which include show choirs, vocal jazz ensembles and madrigal choirs. Private voice lessons are available on all high school campuses and some middle school campuses.
Each choir performs approximately four concerts per year. Some high school programs add additional performance opportunities such as a major musical production in cooperation with the theatre department; a Madrigal Dinner; a "Cabaret-style" dinner show or other innovative venues.
In the spring, choirs have the opportunity to participate in competitions and festivals hosted in other areas. Middle school choirs may travel within the state of Texas and high school choirs may travel nationally and abroad.