Advanced Vocal Techniques
We are starting a new class for students who are also currently enrolled in a choir class. This new class is called Advanced Vocal Techniques. This class is similar to the Instrumental Ensemble class for band students. This class will allow teachers to give more individualized instruction to students who want to further their vocal abilities and knowledge of their vocal instrument.
What will we do in Advanced Vocal Techniques?
- Learn classical, broadway, and pop vocal techniques
- Get familiar with IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet)
- Learn basic diction for Latin, Italian, German, and French languages
- Receive opportunities for solo performances
- Get extra help preparing and filming for college auditions
- Get extra help for Region music and Solos for UIL
PNGHS Choral Ensembles
There are three concert choirs at PN-G High School. Students are placed in a concert choir according to their vocal ability, attitude, participation, classification, and voicing needs. Students may move from choir to choir as deemed necessary or appropriate. The three concert choirs provide for a wide range of vocal abilities and time commitment. The following is a brief description of the various groups that are associated with the PN-G High School Choir program.
Indian Chorale: The Indian Chorale is the top performing concert choir at PN-G High School. The choir is scheduled 7th period during the school day (single blocked). This choir performs college level literature and performs numerous concerts during the year. Requirements for Indian Chorale: Students are required to audition by way of the TMEA All-State Choir process and participate in UIL Solo and Ensemble contests. The Indian Chorale performs on all major choir department concerts and attends UIL Concert and Sightreading Evaluation each spring. Attendance at these concerts is mandatory.
Mixed Choir: Mixed Choir is for 10th - 12 th graders who have previous choir experience (single blocked). Mixed Choir performs high school cchoir literature and also perform at concerts during the year. Requirements for Mixed Choir: Students are encouraged to audition by way of the TMEA All-State Choir process and are encouraged to learn a solo or ensemble for UIL. The Mixed Choir performs on all major choir department concerts and attends UIL Concert and Sightreading Evaluation each spring when feasible. Attendance at these concerts is mandatory.
Concert Choir: Concert Choir is for 9th graders and other students who have not had previous choir experience (single blocked). Concert Choir performs high school concert choir literature and also performs at concerts during the year. Requirements for Concert Choir: Students are encouraged to audition by way of the TMEA All-State Choir process and are encouraged to learn a solo or ensemble for UIL. The Concert Choir performs on all major choir department concerts and attends UIL Concert and Sightreading Evaluation each spring when feasible. Attendance at these concerts is mandatory.
19-20 Remind Codes: (The app/computer works better than the text option)
Concert Choir 1 - @pngchoir1
Concert Choir 4 - @pngchoir4
Indian Chorale - @pngchorale
Keep your voice in tip top shape!
In order to keep your voice working at it's best
AND to keep your brain alert and ready to learn...
YOU MUST DRINK WATER!!
Do I need to practice?
If you have ever asked this question, the answer will always be yes!
Did you know that your body starts to forget things after 48 hours without practice?
Degrees and Certifications:
1 – Concert Choir
2 – Conference
3 – Music History
4 – Concert Choir
5 – Indian Chorale
6 – Music History
7 – Music History
8 – Conference
Singer Savvy - Create an account and "add to home screen" for the site to function as an app on your mobile device. Use this app to track your daily vocal range, vocal activity, vocal naps, and water intake!
Music Tutor - Practice naming/playing notes on the Treble or Bass Clef staff. Time yourself to get a score. Play against friends to compete!
What do I need to bring to Choir?
- 1" binder to hold music for class
- 1/2" BLACK 3-ring binder, no clear overlay - for concerts
- a pencil
- a smile
- and a positive and encouraging attitude!
To add the choir calendar to your phone by URL, use this link: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/calsynct.asp?s=PNGHSChoir