Course Fee: $25 – $100 (varies)
This class introduces students to the continued study of vocal technique in various styles as well as the process of learning and understanding music in four-part harmony. Students perform as musical ambassadors for CAC. This course helps to develop foundational skills necessary for any musical setting they may experience in their community, church or even at the collegiate level.
Students will improve their singing tone using proper vocal techniques, learn to identify all meters, note durations and style marking in their repertoire, demonstrate major and minor scales/intervals using solfege hand signs, and develop sight-reading skills in four-part harmony. 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 & 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). In addition to the annual Christmas and Spring Concerts, the Senior High Choir has performed in the AGAPE Festival, District and State CPA, and other community performances.