Prairie's Concert Choir consists of singers in grades 10-12. Concert Choir rehearses and performs a varied repertoire of music throughout the year. The curriculum includes techniques for healthy singing including good intonation, tone and diction, sight-reading skills, musical terms, notation and symbols. Additionally, Concert Choir focuses on music literacy skills, solfege, and music theory. In order to advance out of Concert Choir, students must pass a theory assessment at 90% or above. They must also pass a vocal benchmark assessment that includes singing various scales and patterns on solfege. These assessments test the skills that are taught throughout the course.
Concert Chorale is comprised of singers in grades 11-12 and performs a varied repertoire throughout the school year. In order to be selected for Concert Chorale, students must pass a theory assessment at 90% or above. They must also pass a vocal benchmark assessment that includes singing various scales and patterns on solfege. Singers in Concert Chorale continue to develop their vocal technique and production skills by rehearsing a wide variety of musical styles. Members utilize sight-reading and solfege skills in order to rehearse the advanced literature that is programmed. Additionally, Concert Chorale focuses on music listening and analyzing skills. In the fall, Concert Chorale rehearses the Iowa All-State Choir literature.
Chamber Choir is Prairie's most advanced and select choral ensemble. This choir begins second semester and performs collegiate-level choral literature. Chamber Choir also explores vocal jazz literature as part of their performance at Curtain Call.
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