Advanced Choir is for older students who enjoy singing. The kids in Advanced Choir are between 6th grade and 12th grade.
Harmony and Sight-Singing
Older students create music to the ears, as they sing in two and three part harmony. Advanced Choir singers often smile, as they hear and enjoy the beautiful sounds that they create. Additionally, students continue the adventure of reading and interpreting choral music. Advanced singers get the chance to show-off their sight-singing skills, while learning new music.
Ugly Singing Builds Technique
Not only will sight-singing be taught, but students get the freedom to learn choral technique in entertaining ways. Advanced Choir singers love ugly singing. For example, students get the opportunity to sing terribly. This often includes twisting vowel sounds, mashing lyric pronunciation, and singing in a high pitched mousy squeak. Next the kids sing properly. The contrast between the two, helps students fine-tune their listening skills to easily hear and fix mistakes. This is one of many fun techniques used by the Vail Youth Voices artistic director to build choral technique.
Advanced Choir members have the opportunity to sing for two semesters in each school year. The first semester of rehearsals starts on August 13, 2019 and ends on December 10, 2019. This gives parents a nice break during the busy holiday season. The second semester of rehearsals begins on January 14, 2020 and will finish on May 12, 2020. This schedule frees up May for High School Graduation and Prom. At the end of each semester, Advanced Choir students get to demonstrate their new musical prowess by performing in an exciting concert.
Coupled within the semesters, singers have the benefit of attending weekly rehearsals. Advanced Choir meets Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Rehearsals are held in Esmond Station Music Room, 203.
*Please see our Concert tab for additional information.
Holidays and Breaks
Many parents enjoy vacation with their families over school breaks. For this reason, Advanced Choir will observe the same holiday and break schedule as the Vail School District high school calendar.
First Semester Breaks: Second Semester Breaks:
September 24, 2019 March 10, 2020
October 1, 2019 March 17, 2020
Mark Your Calendars
Both rehearsals and concerts are exciting events in the life of Advanced Choir students. Therefore, it is super important to add rehearsal and concert dates to your calendars in advance. Additionally, having all students attend every rehearsal and concerts helps the kids put on the best concert possible. Choir is a team! We succeed when everyone contributes.
Are you looking forward to joining Advanced Choir? Register now!