Recommended Grade Level: 7 & 8
Prerequisites: Elementary Chorus and/or director recommendation
Credit Earned: 1/2
junior chorus has two major performances per year. Attendance at these
concerts is mandatory, as performance constitutes forty percent of the
grade. The rest of the grade is comprised of rehearsal attendance,
effort, and written assignments. Students sing, listen to, and study
music from a wide variety of styles, places and times. Elements of
music are taught in relation to performance practice. Basic
sight-singing is taught as part of the course. Trips to competitions,
performances, and concerts may also be included as part of the course.
Membership in chorus is a prerequisite for participation in All-County
ensembles and NYSSMA auditions and ensembles.
Dress for all concerts is school-appropriate black pants or skirts, and white shirts.