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Chorus I (Beginning Tenor/Bass Choir)
Chorus I is designed to develop the fundamentals of vocal technique and music literacy for tenor and bass voices. The class also focuses on performance and learning to sing in two and three-part harmony. Music of various styles and periods is studied and performed at McKay Choir concerts.
Chorus II (Beginning Soprano/Alto Choir)
Chorus II is designed to develop the fundamentals of vocal technique and music literacy for soprano and alto voices. The class also focuses on performance and learning to sing in two and three-part harmony. Music of various styles and periods is studied and performed at McKay Choir concerts. Class members will have the opportunity to sing different voice parts to improve music reading and discover which vocal part they sing with greatest ease and beauty.
Intermediate Choir will focus on furthering the development of individual and group vocal technique, the ability to carry one’s own part independently, music reading skills and preparation of music for public performance. Students are required to participate in performances – both during and outside of the school day – as part of the course work.
Advanced Choir (Concert Choir)
Advanced Choir is McKay's top vocal competition ensemble and is designed for students with advanced musical ability. This OSAA sanctioned choir competes in District and State Choral competitions and requires academic eligibility. Students study and perform music literature of various styles and periods and will travel to competitions and festivals around the state. Vocal technique, literacy, musicianship and performance skills are further developed. Auditions are held in May.
Advanced Jazz Choir
Advanced Jazz Choir is McKay's Scots-Appella most select vocal ensemble. There is an emphasis on collegiate style acapella, vocal jazz, and delivering songs in school during Noel-O-Gram and ValeGram seasons. Students must be enrolled in Advanced Choir in order to be eligible for ScotsAppella. Auditions are held in May.