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Choir

 

Elementary Music

The purpose of this class is to equip each student with the essential knowledge that proper understanding and appreciation of music will make every experience with music more meaningful. Elementary students will actively learn about basic musical concepts through hands-on activities and experiences. They will learn about singing voice and other instrument families. Most importantly, they will learn that music is a gift from God and will use this gift to share the truths of the Word of God.

 
Elementary Choir

The purpose of this class is to equip each student with the knowledge and skills to be "singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord" (Eph. 5:19). In addition to this, the student will gain valuable performance experience and singing skills, which will benefit him/her far beyond elementary school. Elementary Choir participates in the ACSI Choral Festival.

 
Middle School Choir 

The Middle School Choir program is for 6th - 8th graders, both returning to the choir and new. The choir will meet 5 days a week. This class is an elective class for students desiring to benefit from a group choral experience. The curriculum focuses on teaching students correct vocal techniques and an elementary understanding of the body and voice as used to produce healthy singing. Emphasis is given to choral blend as well as to the development of the individual voice. Students examine and sing a wide variety of styles of choral music. All music taught also contains opportunities for instruction in basic music theory. The student wil begin to develop and understanding of music as a language of communication by learning to sing expressively. With much weight given to sacred music, students learn that music is a gift from God, to be developed and offered back to Him in worship. Styles of worship are discussed, with an emphasis on order, beauty, and adherence to Scripture. Middle School choir participates in the ASCI Choral Festival.

 
High School Choir

The High School Choir is for 9th-12th graders, both returning to choir. and new.This choir will meet 5 days a week. This is an elective class for students desiring to benefit from group choral experience. A full year of high school choir meets fulfillment for fine arts credit toward high school curriculum requirements. The  curriculum focuses on teaching students correct vocal techniques and a fundamental understanding of the body and voice as used to produce healthy singing. Emphasis is given to choral blend as well as to the development of the individual voice. Students examine and sing a wide variety of styles of choral music. All music taught also contains opportunities for instruction in basic music theory. Students learn that music is a gift from God to be developed and offered back to Him in worship. Styles of worship are discussed, with an emphasis on order, beauty, and adherence to Scripture. High school choir participates in festivals and competitions through TAPPS and ACSI. TAPPS and ASCI offer solo and ensemble competitions within the high school choral program.

 
Ensemble

Ensemble is an auditioned vocal group open to all high school students, grades 9th - 12th. The purpose of the ensemble is to take vocal talent that God has given to the next level of service. This ensemble will meet before school two days per week and three days per week before major concerts and competitions. Participating students receive a half fine arts credit for the entire year. The group leads musical worship in various chapel services throughout the year. They also serve as called upon at such events as parent/teacher meetings, teacher conferences, chapel services for other schools, civic group meetings, etc. TCS Ensembles participate in several categories of competition through TAPPS and ACSI. The demands on these groups require the ability to sing harmony, to learn music quickly, the confidence to sing solo and, most importantly, to represent the school with a Christ-like testimony and attitude.

Nataliya Bolgar
Secondary Choir Director
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