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High School Choir Syllabus



St. Peter High School
Concert Choir, Saints Chorale, Varsity Choir
Semester 1 & 2
Mr. Scott Hermanson
934-4212 ext. 6104

COURSE DESCRIPTION:   This class will study different types of vocal music as we prepare for four (4) concerts presented each year.  Though the rehearsal of the selected songs; the students will study vocal techniques, ensemble skills, theory and history.  They will learn to appreciate different styles of music and be able to express music appropriate for their developmental level.  Students are required to attend all scheduled concerts and contest.  They are also required to take individual voice lessons.


December 11       Holiday Concert       (Concert Choir, Varsity Choir, Saints Chorale, Chamber Singers)

February 28          MSHSL Large Group Contest    (Concert Choir, Saint’s Chorale)

March 13             Festival Concert        (Concert Choir, Saints Chorale & Varsity Choir )

April 4              Solo and Ensemble Contest

May 14                   Pop Concert             (Concert Choir, Varsity Choir, Saints Chorale,& Chamber Singers)    

June 7                   Graduation               (Concert Choir)

TEXTBOOK:        selected choral octavos and sight singing sheets.


CLASS RULES:    RESPECT!  Students will show respect for themselves, other students and the instructor.    

                                Specific rules are available in the SPHS Choir handbook.


GRADING PROCEDURE:   60% - classroom participation and coursework

                                               20% - individual lessons & sectionals

                                                    20% - concert participation

GRADING SCALE:        93 -100   A                    73-79   C

                                    90 -92    A-                    70-72   C-
                                    87-89    B+                    67-69    D+
                                    83 -86   B                      63-66    D
                                    80 -82   B-                     60-62    D-
                                    77 -79   C+

PERIODS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS:    Periods Periods 2, 5, 6, 7 & 8  and some days before or after school

MATERIALS REQUIRED:    pencil in folder at all times
                MEN – Black Pants, Black socks, Black Shoes, t-shirt

                WOMEN – Black closed toed shoes, nylons. (No flip flops or sandals) t-shirt