Choral Music Course Offerings
- AM501: Chorus
- AM540: Collegium Musicum
- AM591: Independent Tutorial in Music
- AM592: Independent Tutorial in Music
Term: Semester 1
Get in touch with your creative center through your singing voice. Learn singing techniques and the enjoyment of singing in a group. This class will also focus on rudimentary sight reading, ear training and style interpretation skills. There will be several occasions each semester during which the group will perform. This is an opportunity for beginner vocalists to become engaged in the artistic life of the Taft School community. Credit is given on a pass/fail basis. Open to all students.
Taft's showcase choir rehearses as an advanced course in vocal and choral musicianship and is designed for the more serious student singer who is interested in performing the masterworks of the repertoire. Emphasis is on personal, musical, and intellectual responsibility. Critical thinking is stressed; students learn to draw technical and stylistic inferences from the music studied in class. Evaluation is based on both performance and preparation. The group performs often, both at school and away, and in recent years during spring break, has gone on concert tours to San Francisco, China, Spain, France and Italy. These tours, although not required, are an extremely important part of being a member of Collegium and it is suggested that members take advantage of these extraordinary opportunities. Open to all students by audition. New students should contact the Director of Vocal Music by the beginning of the school year to express their interest in auditioning.