Classes

The choral music department at Boone High School consists of five choirs and a vocal techniques class. The program is directed by Mr. Jussi Doherty and Mrs. Abigail Noble. To learn more about the directors, visit the directors page.

Vocal Techniques

Vocal Tech is a small class of focused 10-12th grade men and women that take a choir class concurrently. Membership is by director recommendation only. Students in this class study solo vocal technique through one-on-one voice lessons, diction, IPA, music history of selected solo literature, and learn to prepare for performances, auditions, and careers in vocal performance. Public performance is a primary focus of the course.

Ladies’ Choir

Ladies’ Choir is comprised of 9th through 12th grade women who are new to chorus at Boone High School. An audition is not required. It consists of fundamental vocal technique, ensemble skills, basic music literacy, and ear training through the preparation and performance of a variety of appropriate repertoire. Ladies’ Choir rehearses as a class daily and performs at several concerts and assessments throughout the year. Private voice lessons are encouraged for all members.

Men’s Choir

Men’s Choir is comprised of 9-12th grade men. An audition is not required. The curriculum consists of fundamental vocal technique, ensemble skills, basic music literacy, and ear training through the preparation and performance of a variety of appropriate repertoire. Men’s Choir rehearses as a class daily and performs at several concerts and assessments throughout the year. Private voice lessons are encouraged for all members.

Belles Voix

Belles Voix is comprised of 10-12th grade women who have previously been in Ladies’ Choir. Admission to this ensemble is at the discretion of the director. The curriculum consists of intermediate vocal technique, ensemble skills, music literacy, and ear training through the preparation and performance of a variety of appropriate repertoire. Belles Voix rehearses as a class daily and performs at several concerts and assessments throughout the year. Private voice lessons are encouraged for all members.

Advanced Women’s Choir

Advanced Women’s Choir is designed for 10-12th grade women to provide them with a rigorous choral curriculum unique to their skill level and development. Membership is by audition only. The purpose is to provide experienced singers with further opportunities for performance, creativity and reflection within the rehearsal setting. Students can expect to grow vocally, musically, and academically in a safe and caring environment among their peers. Additional rehearsals and special performances may be required.

Concert Choir

Concert Choir is designed for an auditioned group of 10th-12th grade men and women to provide them with a rigorous choral curriculum unique to their skill level and development. Membership is by audition only. The purpose is to provide experienced singers with further opportunities for performance, creativity and reflection within the rehearsal setting. Students can expect to grow vocally, musically, and academically in a safe and caring environment among their peers. Additional rehearsals and special performances will be required of this group.


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