One Voice Ensemble

Assigned Faculty: Lenny San Jose
Course Description:

The One Voice Ensemble is the foundational ensemble course in the High School Vocal Department. The primary focus of this course is to establish in the students an understanding, appreciation and foundation of basic vocal and choral applications and technical process. As part of a rigorous pre-professional arts program, students also learn the value of professionalism in the choir rehearsal, proper concert and rehearsal etiquette, and the ability to work in harmony with one another to create a wonderful piece of music. In this course, students study and perform a variety of repertoire from many different genres, with a special emphasis on inspirational, American folk music, world music repertoire. Specifically, students will work on matching pitch, intonation, singing in 4-part harmony and beyond, developing blend and vowel shape, and reading music.