Advanced Choral Ensemble

Course Number: 656/657

Open To:
Grades 9-12

Course Length:
Full Year; 10 Units

UC/CSU Approved: Visual & Performing Arts “F” requirement. Satisfies one year of VAPA graduation requirement.

Course Description:
This course provides an opportunity for students to develop advanced and refined vocal and choral techniques. The study and performance of advanced literature including music from other cultures will be the focus of this course. Public performance and competition is required. At the direction of the instructor, students will be expected to participate in the liturgical choir at school liturgies. Skill in theory and sight singing is expected and further study of music history will be emphasized. Practice and performance outside of class are required.

Note: This course is considered an honors level course and is weighted accordingly.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • Essential Musicianship: Book 3. ISBN: 9780793580170

Level of Difficulty:
Moderate
Difficult
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Prerequisites:
Previous choral experience and audition with instructor.