High School Ensemble
Rose Foster, Choir Director
Sememster - Meets Daily
Mixed Chrous (SATB)
Grade 9 through 12
Emphasis is on choral technique and music for mixed voices; soprano, alto, tenor and bass - (SATB). Students expand vocal and performance skills, ear training, sight-reading skills and musical interpretation. Students are equipped for works of service in the community for those who have a passion for the lost or for those who choose singing as a healer or source of inspiration, and for their particular areas of their calling as in music education or performance or ministry.
Students expand the basic fundamentals to compose and arrange short pieces that incorporate unity, variety and form. Classes powerfully uphold the daily challenge to share God's changing power through a mix of great vocals, intricate harmonies and moving songs by blending contemporary gospel, beloved classics, hymns and other inspirational songs to share God's message of grace and love.
Students participate in a music study survey done by the National Research Center for College and University Admissions, which show that music included in a student's daily learning, improves their reading, writing and math scores. Singing has enormous impact on students' academic and social performance as well as their self-esteem. Grades are determined by class contribution, rehearsal commitment, performance assessment and participation in all performances.
Students are perfecting proper performance etiquette and techniques, exhibit superior tonal accuracy and repsonses to various dynamic levels. (forte, mezzo-forte, piano, fortissimo and pianissimo); Experience solo singing and developed leadership in the Word of God and reflecting Biblical Truths.
Our goal is to foster the pursuit of artistic excellence and direct students in assimilating choral superiority, rooted in a heart of devotion and appreciation of the techniques related to this art form, while directing student's thoughts to consider the sovereignty of how to use the voice.
James 5:13 states, "Is any among you afflicted? Let him pray. Is any merry? Let him sing psalms."