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The Upper School Vocal Ensemble is a performance oriented elective class that builds upon the music skills learned in the Middle School choral program. Students are challenged to sing in several parts, including a cappella pieces, and in a range of musical styles. Emphasis is on blending voices and developing listening skills. Many solo and duet opportunities exist within the Vocal Ensemble and the group performs throughout the school year. Major performance opportunities include the holiday production and graduation concert at the end of the school year.
Instrumental EnsemblesStudents have the opportunity to participate in either vocal or instrumental ensembles in the Upper School. Students will take on challenging repertoire, improving their music literacy and musicianship while fostering a lifelong love of music. Students in instrumental ensembles are expected to have at least one year of experience on their instruments. Ensembles will perform at major events such as Grandfriends Day and Let There Be Light, Arts Night, as well as morning meetings throughout the year. All students are strongly encouraged to take private lessons on their instrument through the after school instrumental lessons program.