Students in this course receive training in vocal production and sight-reading while exploring a variety of vocal styles. Singers experience a varied repertoire of music from around the world, including, but not limited to, early to contemporary classical music and a cappella and vocal jazz. The ensemble performs on and off campus. Chorale members learn the music of the Community Chorus and perform in its annual concert also. To participate, each student must be able to carry a tune, blend well with other voices, and be enthusiastic about performing. The ability to read music, while helpful, is not a prerequisite, as this is part of the class instruction.
With permission from the department and the ability to read music, a student may prepare for the IB SL Music exam by taking Vocal Ensemble in both 11th and 12th grades while doing additional independent work.
Open to: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors