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Foundational Choir (MS)

Assigned Faculty: Lenny San Jose
Course Description:

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of choral and ensemble singing to Vocal Music students, grade 6 to 8. In this course, students study a variety of repertoire from many different genres and will learn the basics of choral and vocal technique. Specifically, students will work on matching pitch, intonation, singing in 2-3-part harmony, developing blend and vowel shape, and reading music. As part of a rigorous pre-professional arts program, students also learn the value of professionalism in the choir rehearsal, proper concert and rehearsal etiquette, and the ability to work in harmony with one another to create a wonderful piece of music. In addition, all students are coached on the art of stage presence so that they learn the process of making a song “performance- ready.”