Four Terms Grades 9,10,11,12 Elective
Prerequisite: Varsity Choir is a non-auditioned ensemble open to all students interested in choir. This course is a prerequisite for Concert Choir. All 9th grade and first year high school singers must begin in Varsity Choir.
Varsity Choir is open to all students in grades 9-12 who are seeking a foundation in choral singing. The choir rehearses daily with individual lessons and group sectionals as part of the course. Varsity Choir performs three concerts per year, exploring a wide variety of beginning and intermediate 4 part choral music. 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.
Varsity Choir / Varsity Strings A,B,C,D
Four Terms Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective
Varsity Choir/Varsity Strings 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. As a result, some independent practice will be required.