This choir is comprised of SATB students who display the highest level of choral music understanding and performance confidence. In this course, students continue to perform in school events, school concerts, travel festivals, and out of state performances. Students perform advanced level choral music primarily in an a cappella setting. This course may be repeated. Students must have at least 1 year experience in the VMHS Choir Program.
This choir is comprised of advanced treble voices (SSAA) who display a high understanding of choral music fundamentals and performance confidence. In this course, students continue to perform on campus, in concerts, as well as travel festivals and occasionally out of state performances. Students will perform a variety of choral music both a cappella and accompanied. This course may be repeated. Students must have at least 1 year experience in high school choir.
This choir is a common starting ensemble for students transferring from a different choir program. It also serves as a "level 2" ensemble for students who have completed Concert Choir. In this course, students continue to strengthen their understanding of choral music fundamentals. Additionally, students perform in school concerts as well as one travel performance each year. The focus of this ensemble is variety, covering a myriad of genres of choral music from Gregorian chant to modern pop and musical theater. This course may be repeated.
This choir is the starting choir for 95% of students. In this course, student learn the fundamentals of reading music, sight singing, and working and performing with an ensemble. Additionally, students gain performance experience through concert performances and observation of advanced choral groups. This course if for Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass voices (SATB). Any student may enroll in this course without audition. To skip this course, students must audition and display a strong understanding of choral music basics as well as have at least 1 year of high school choir experience. This course is not repeated. Completion of concert choir guarantees enrollment into Advanced Chorale unless auditions prove readiness for Treble Ensemble or Chamber Choir.
This course is designed to build and develop the individual performer. Students develop and define their own solo style and sound through recording and performance projects. Students in Vocal Project perform in school concerts, school events, as well as travel competitions and festivals. Students also work and perform together as a group in both a cappella and accompanied pop music. Students audition separately for this ensemble. Students do not need previous choir experience to audition. This is a SATB ensemble. This course may be repeated.