This course offers students the opportunity to study the performance of music through the vocal idiom. Students will study vocal techniques, learn to read music, sight read, and sing in harmony. The chorus prepares for public performance at least twice a year. The repertoire of the chorus includes various styles including a cappella, gospel, swing, classical, and popular adaptations. Students will be assessed through preparation for class, attendance, and group performance standards. Students are required to attend all after school rehearsals and specific performances. A calendar for the year is provided to each child. Emphasis is directed at the development of a four voice choir in SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass).