9th Grade: Students will learn how to properly sing in a choral ensemble and how to sing and perform as a soloist. This course provides students the opportunity to participate in a vocal music ensemble, with emphasis on aural, vocal and ensemble skills. Students will perform repertoire from contrasting styles and genres. Students will learn music theory and notation (reading and writing music- Beginners are welcome!), performance skills, and history and culture through music. Students will be required to perform in two major concerts throughout the school year. This course is the foundation for the next three years of vocal class. Towards the second half of the year we do a unit on Musical Theatre- performance and history.