GHHS VOCAL MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

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CONCERT CHOIR
 
Concert Choir is open without audition to all GHHS students who are interested in choral singing. Basic vocal training, music reading, and choral singing concepts are taught through a variety of choral literature. The music studied ranges from the Renaissance period through modern music, with difficulty ranging from basic to intermediate. Much attention is given to the fundamentals of singing, such as breathing, tone quality, vowel alignment, expression, blend, balance, and many other concepts that emphasize the correct use of the singing voice. The activities for this ensemble usually include the Fall Concert, the Vocal Music Boosters "Coffee House" Show, Holiday Concert (for the public and for the elementary/middle school students), OMEA Adjudicated Events Seminar, OMEA Adjudicated Events (District/State) and the Spring Concert/Awards Night. Successful performance participation in all of these events is mandatory in order to fulfill the course grades.


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THE GRANDVIEW SINGERS

The Grandview Singers is a select chamber choir which studies and performs several styles of music throughout the school year including  art music from all style periods, madrigal music, vocal jazz, and popular music with occasional moderate choreography. Only students who can maintain the highest standards of musical excellence through choral performance and rehearsal are permitted to hold membership in this ensemble. Members are chosen by an audition process, which takes place at the end of the previous school year. An above average level of commitment and cooperation during all rehearsals and performances is required. Emphasis is placed on a greater mastery of performance and vocal production skills within the repertoire of progressively challenging music. Membership in The Grandview Singers requires considerable responsibility both in and out of school time, which requires careful planning and time management from each student involved. The activities for this ensemble usually include the Fall Concert, the Vocal Music Boosters "Coffee House" Show, Holiday Concert (for the public and for the elementary/middle school students), OMEA Adjudicated Events Seminar, OMEA Adjudicated Events (District/State), Spring Cabaret, and Spring Concert/Awards Night. The Grandview Singers also perform a variety of "run-out" performances for the community during the December holiday season. Successful performance participation in all of these events is mandatory in order to fulfill the course grades.

 
OPTIONAL EVENTS FOR VOCAL MUSIC MEMBERS:

Opportunities are available to Vocal Music members for solo, duet or small ensemble performances in the Vocal Music Boosters "Coffee House" Show and the Spring Cabaret. Vocal Music members include those students who are registered members of Concert Choir, The Grandview Singers and the musical cast for the current academic year. Students must select their music with the guidance of the director, and prepare their performances on their own time with periodic lessons and guidance from the director.


THEATRE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL GHHS STUDENTS:


All students in grades 9-12 are eligible to audition for the annual Fall Play and the annual Musical.  Auditions for the Fall Play are held in September, and musical auditions are held in mid November.  Students interested in stage crew or helping behind the scenes for either production will need to complete and submit an application in order to be considered.  Audition information packets and crew applications are made available in through the vocal music department in advance, and are due during the audition week.