Middle School

Chorus provides opportunities for students to develop their musical potential and aesthetic understanding through singing in a vocal ensemble. The goals of the chorus curriculum include:

  • cultivating a beautiful tone
  • developing a stronger aesthetic awareness
  • strengthening music reading abilities using the solfege sight-reading system
  • building technical skills, teamwork, and responsible rehearsal habits

Choral students will have the opportunity to develop solo vocal skills. Selected fourth and fifth grade students can audition for NC Elementary Honors Chorus and American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) national and regional honors choirs. Sixth and seventh grade students can audition for NC Middle School Honors Chorus, Solo-Ensemble festival, ACDA national and regional honors choirs, and NC All-State Chorus. Sixth and seventh grade choral students use the SMART MUSIC program with weekly music literacy homework assignments. Other performance opportunities for Middle School students include Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day, Winter and Spring Concerts, Art Shows, school assemblies, the variety show, and community events.

Upper School

This course provides opportunities for students to develop their musical potential and aesthetic understandings through singing in a choral ensemble. This course study includes development of a(n) beautiful tone, aesthetic awareness, ability to read music, technical skills, team spirit, and responsible rehearsal habits. Students also strengthen their listening skills, their abilities to analyze and evaluate music, and their performance skills. Attention is given to relating the students’ musical experiences to their personal development. Performance opportunities include the Winter and Spring Concerts, All-State and Honors Chorus auditions, choral festivals, annual graduation ceremony, and other school and community events.