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Advisor: Matt Johnson 558-6106 majohnson@cvsd.org

 

The UHI Choral Program consists of six choirs, each with its own educational focus and goals, and a Music Theory Class. An ASB card and choir fee are required for all Vocal Music classes.

 

The University Choir is open to all students without audition. Young students and students without the experiences necessary to work at the more advanced levels of other ensembles will learn and practice the skills needed to participate in the more advanced choirs.

 

The Delos Concert Choir is open, by audition, to 9-12th graders who are more advanced vocal musicians. Beginning levels of music theory and sight reading will be taught and appropriate studies of vocal technique will be developed. This class will be a great fit for the student who has sung in the past and wants to continue.

 

The Chanteuse Women’s Choir is open by audition to girls in grades 10 –12 with intermediate level musical experience and vocal skills. Pedagogical focus is on problems associated with training the young women’s changing voice, and literature is chosen to develop those skills. Chanteuse will prepare those students for the more advanced demands of Lirico and Titan Jazz.

 

The Titan Jazz Choir is open by audition to any students with the advanced skills and experiences needed to participate. Educational focus is directed less toward developing vocal technique and more toward exploring various jazz styling and improvisational skills inherent in the jazz genre.


The Lirico Chamber Singers are the premier choral ensemble at U-High. It is open by audition to students in grades 10 – 12 with the most advanced musical and vocal skills. Lirico requires the highest level of commitment to rehearsing and performing.

 

The Music Theory class will allow students of all grade levels to study the basics of Music Theory from basic note reading to traditional harmonic progression. This class is taught in an independent nature and requires self motivation and discipline of each student beyond that of many classes. As a culminating project for the course, students will write and perform a song to the class.

 

The UHS choral program is very strong and well respected throughout the northwest. Opportunities for student’s musical and physical development and growth are excellent and sequential so that there is a place for any student who wants to develop musical and vocal skills. All choirs, with the exception of University Choir, are year long commitments with auditions mid year being limited.