Vocal (Choral) Music
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Welcome to Folwell's Vocal Music Program

The students will be working hard developing their skills as singers and musicians. We will be focusing on breathing techniques, warm-up routines and vocal production. In addition to vocal techniques, we will focus on achieving good concert etiquette and developing a positive and strong choral community. Over the course of this year, we will continue to develop rehearsal and performance habits to help our students achieve high quality musicianship.

All choirs this year will focus on sight-singing. The ability to read music is a skill the students are expected to hold as they enter high school as a musician and one they will carry with them for life. However, this is a tough task to accomplish, as it is just like learning a different language. With the use of Bruce Phelps Sight Singing Methods and SmartMusic, the students will learn how to read music via sol-feg.  

We are excited to continue our work with Six Appeal again this year! Six Appeal will help us work on our confidence and vocal technique. As an a cappella (without accompaniment) group, they need to focus daily on being strong singers and maintaining their sense of community.  

Firebird Choir

Firebird Choir is a lesson and performance based ensemble class consisting of 5th grade students. Firebird Choir is a yearlong course that focuses on the introduction to, and development of individual and ensemble musicianship. Ensemble musicianship, note reading, rehearsal and practice techniques, tone development and technical facility will be introduced thorugh rehearsals and performances.

Varsity Choir

Varsity Choir is a performance based ensemble consisting of 6th through 8th grade students. Varsity Choir is a yearlong course that focuses on the development of individual and ensemble musicianship. Ensemble musicianship, note reading, rehearsal and practice techniques, tone development and technical facility will be developed thorugh rehearsals and performances.

Concert Choir

Concert Choir is an advanced, performance based ensemble consisting of 6th through 8th grade students. Concert Choir is a yearlong course that focuses on the development of individual and ensemble musicianship. Ensemble musicianship, note reading, rehearsal and practice techniques, tone development and technical facility will be fine-tuned thorugh rehearsals and performances.

Pop Choir

Pop Choir is a performance based ensemble consisting of 6th through 8th grade students. Pop Choir is a yearlong course that focuses on the development of individual and ensemble musicianship through modern music. Larege and small ensemble musicianship, note reading, rehearsal and practice techniques, tone development and technical facility will be developed thorugh rehearsals and performances in authentic venues.

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