Course Fee: varies
Learning to understand music can be empowering! It opens doors to future opportunities and friendships, and it engages both sides of the brain in a way that supports academic growth. This class introduces students to the study of singing in various styles as well as the process of learning and understanding music in mostly unison and two-part harmony.
The study of this class will prepare students to continue as a vocalist in our Junior High and Senior High choirs at CAC. It will also give them foundational skills that are helpful for any musical setting they may experience in their community or church. The following are taught and applied on a continuous basis through the learning of various songs and repertoire throughout the class: Vocal Pedagogy (how the voice works and how to sing healthily); Kodaly Solfege System & Ear Training (how to sight-read and understand what the music on the page sounds like); and Ensemble Skills (how to blend your voice in harmony with other singers).