Four Terms Grades 9,10, Elective
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the choir curriculum at the middle school level, or by audition, or by the choir director’s approval.
Varsity Choir is open to all students in grades 9 and 10 who are seeking a foundation in choral singing. The choir rehearses daily with individual lessons and group sectionals required as part of the course. Varsity Choir performs three concerts per year, exploring a wide variety of beginning and intermediate 4-part choral music. Performances take place outside the school day, and they are part of the graded requirements for the class. Students in Varsity Choir will work on building good choral skills including breath support, sight reading, intonation, and tone color. Students will have opportunities to listen to and critique their own performances. Additional opportunities to work with guest clinicians, audition for state and regional honor choirs and Minnesota All State Choir, participate in select ensembles and solo and ensemble contest, and attend professional concerts and musicals will be offered. Additionally, students in Varsity Choir will have the opportunity to earn a Letter Award through involvement in the choral program.
Students signing up for Varsity Choir should register for BOTH Varsity Choir A&B AND Varsity Choir C&D
Varsity Choir / Varsity Strings A,B,C,D
Four Terms Grades 9, 10, Elective
The Varsity Choir/Varsity Strings option allows students to participate in BOTH Varsity Choir and Varsity Strings during the same class period. Students selecting this option will rotate between the two ensembles every other day. Students selecting this option will be responsible for meeting the performance and curriculum requirements of both ensembles while splitting their time between the two rehearsals. As a result, some independent practice will be required.
Students signing up for Varsity Choir/Varsity Strings should register for BOTH Varsity Choir/Varsity Strings A&B AND Varsity Choir/Varsity Strings C&D.