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Choral Music Courses

CHORAL Music Course Descriptions

Madrigals A, B (P)-Advanced Mixed Choir
--Open by teacher recommendation/audition
This course provides the talented vocal student an experience in a mixed ensemble performing intricate, demanding literature. The student gains greater proficiency in independent part singing, artistic interpretation, musical understanding, and solo performance. This ensemble performs compositions from all periods of vocal literature, including those in the madrigal style. This group performs at concerts, festivals, tours, and community performances. THIS COURSE MEETS THE UC/CSU "VPA" REQUIREMENT.

A Cappella Choir A, B (P)-Advanced Women's Choir

--Open by teacher recommendation/audition
In this advanced women's choir, the student gains greater proficiency in blend, balance, intonation, interpretation, and diction as related to a large ensemble experience. The student performs and stylistically analyzes music from all periods of vocal literature, specializing in the task of unaccompanied singing. This group performs for concerts, festivals, and tours. THIS COURSE MEETS THE UC/CSU "VPA" REQUIREMENT.

Mixed Choir A, B (P) (Vocal Ensemble)-Intermediate Mixed Choir

--Open by teacher recommendation/audition
In this intermediate mixed choir, the student gains greater proficiency in blend, balance, intonation, interpretation, and diction as related to a large ensemble experience. The student performs and stylistically analyzes music from all periods of vocal literature, specializing in the task of unaccompanied singing. This group performs for concerts, festivals, and tours. THIS COURSE MEETS THE UC/CSU "VPA" REQUIREMENT.

Concert Choir A, B (P)-Beginning Women's Choir

This course provides specialized development of the treble voice and performance opportunities.  Special attention is also given to music theory, music history, and sight singing.  The student may be recommended for membership in a more advanced vocal ensemble upon demonstration of satisfactory proficiency. THIS COURSE MEETS THE UC/CSU "VPA" REQUIREMENT.

Men's Chorus A, B (P)-Beginning Men's Choir

This course provides specialized development of the male voice and performance opportunities.  Special attention is also given to music theory, music history, and sight singing.  The student may be recommended for membership in a more advanced vocal ensemble upon demonstration of satisfactory proficiency. THIS COURSE MEETS THE UC/CSU "VPA" REQUIREMENT.

Choral Music Teachers
Keith Hancock Choral Music Director