• Chamber Choir


    I will use Remind 101 to communicate with students. I encourage parents to join the list as well. All information send via Remind101 will also be announced in class, posted on the bulletin board, or posted here. To join, please text @gcchamber to 81010.

    Google Class Code: ikmzpx0

  • Full year - 1 credit

    Grades 10,11,12 Prerequisite: Audition and approval of the department. The class size is limited to a balanced ensemble. Chamber Choir is a select ensemble of mixed voices, which performs advanced vocal repertoire of a variety of styles. The instructional program requires students to participate in both the daily full rehearsals and smaller lesson groups which are scheduled periodically on a rotating basis. Attendance is mandatory at specified concerts, as well as dress rehearsals. Performance oriented field trips and other enrichment opportunities may be provided. Students are strongly encouraged to study voice or piano privately, and to perform NYSSMA solos which can lead to selection for All-County, All-State, or All-Eastern Chorus. Students in Chamber Choir are eligible to audition for the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, a credit course that meets twice a week outside of the regular school day. This course fulfills the New York State graduation requirement for one credit in music and may be used towards obtaining a Regents sequence in music. Honors credit is available for students in grades 10, 11 and 12 who have already completed one year in a GCHS music performance. Students in grades 10-12 wishing to receive honors credit must complete an extensive, ongoing special project, or series of projects, approved by their ensemble teacher. They will enter into a contract with the teacher specifying the nature and requirements of the project(s) to be completed during the first three quarters. All honor students must maintain a minimum grade of 92% and perform before a faculty jury at the end of the year. Honors credit will be awarded only after the fulfillment of the yearlong requirements.
    Please note: On occasion, when there is an ensemble need, 9th grade students may be admitted by department invitation only.
  • Please see the Course Handbook in the Document Container for the course grading policy.

  • Class assignments will be posted in Google Classroom.

  • All students are required to come to three lessons per quarter. Lessons are worth a substantial part of each quarter grade. Please make sure that you are proactive in scheduling your lessons.

    Quarter Lesson Schedule