Middle School Chorus

For fifth- and sixth-graders, chorus is a 12-week course. Students learn about their singing voice through vocal exercises, practicing breath support and learning about the changing voice. Students explore music theory and learn rhythm reading and music theory. Composers such as Bach, Handel or Beethoven is explored through research on iPads. Age-appropriate choral music from different genres is learned, with an emphasis on learning history through music. Fifth- and sixth-grade students perform in a concert at the end of each 12-week rotation.

Seventh- and eighth-grade students learn to sing accurately, with expression, technical accuracy and good breath control throughout their singing ranges — alone and in small or large ensembles. Music skills, sight reading and listening skills are reinforced. Seventh- and eighth-graders have two concerts: one in December and one in May.



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Middle School Arts Faculty

Fran Savarin
Co-Chair, Fine Arts
Art 

 

 

Mary Norkus
Middle School Fine Arts Curriculum Coordinator
Movement

 

Ellen Brown
Drama

 

 

Jeff Zentner
Instrumental Music (Band)

 

 

Karen Richardson
Choral Music (Chorus)

 

 

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