To gain musical excellence through cooperation, teamwork, practice, and performance.
Enjoyable rehearsals, outstanding performances, pride in choir, school, and community.
1. Attendance at the two major concerts.
2. Active participation in rehearsals.
3. Students will learn their individual parts in order to enhance the group choral experience.
4. Students will learn to sing a varied repertoire from different historical periods, and in different languages.
5. Students will gain musical technical and aesthetic knowledge and experience through beginning, intermediate and advanced repertoire.
6. Students will take advantage of solo and group competition opportunities such as Region Choir, UIL Solo & Ensemble, and the American Classic.
7. Students will serve the community by performing at occasional local venues.
8. Students are expected to wear proper attire/uniform at all concerts: choir uniform, black shoes, black socks or hose, minimal jewelry.
1. Weekly grades will be assigned based on:
a. Meaningful participation in daily rehearsals
b. Folder checks
c. Correct singing posture and breath control
d. Singing the correct pitches and singing in tune
e. Use of Curwen hand-signs and solfege syllables
f. Singing with correct rhythm and beat accuracy
g. Technical singing skill
h. Musicianship and artistry
i. Small group participation
2. Nine-week grades will be assigned based on:
a. Intonation accuracy and tuning with the group
b. Beat/rhythmic/meter accuracy
c. Vowel production
d. Consonant production
e. Syllabic stress
g. Musical score accuracy
h. Posture/breath support/vocal production
j. Overall musicality
Concert attendance is required.
The Winter Concert in December and the Spring Concert in May
both count as semester exams.