This course is a vocal ensemble for building high level performance in contemporary a cappella singing. It is open to students in grades 10-12 who have successfully auditioned. The ensemble will perform, analyze, and research popular music of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Students will learn a variety of vocal styles using appropriate tone quality, intonation, diction, rhythms, musicianship, and microphone technique for performing a cappella, commercial/pop music. In addition to the vocal experience, this class will equip the student with basic music literacy skills – clefs, notes, staves, keys, rhythm. Focus parts are: Vocal Percussion, Soprano, Mezzo, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, and Bass. Performing is a key part of this ensemble.
Directed by Mr. Ryan Perrotte.