The OSA Vocal Music Department provides comprehensive artistic training for aspiring young vocalists. Courses are offered for students in grades 6th – 12th in ensemble and solo singing as well as Music Theory. Students are trained in a variety of musical genres including jazz, classical, musical theatre, spirituals, and contemporary. There is a strong emphasis on music literacy and aural skills.
The philosophy of the Vocal Music department is founded on the principles of self-motivation, artistic excellence, professionalism, and a strong work ethic. We believe that students must be competitive and relevant in today's artistic climate. The repertoire we choose, the shows we produce, the character qualities we expect, and the curriculum we study are meant to prepare students for the ever advancing expectations that are present at both the professional and collegiate level. It is our intention to cultivate a love for learning and a deep respect for the study and craft of music.
Marie Plette, Chair