Concert Choir

Welcome to Concert Chorus!

Concert Chorus Expectations

Sectionals, Sightreading assignments, Artist in Residence Lessons, and Concerts/performances are a mandatory part of this course—often outside of school hours.

Level I – additional requirements


ü Audition for a Jr. or Sr. District Festival or create small vocal ensemble to perform at both Chamber Concerts.

A complete recording of the ensemble singing must be submitted at least 2 weeks before the recital.

Alternative: with teacher approval, your group can make a music video, which will be presented in class.


ü Write a concert review for a high school level or higher vocal ensemble once per quarter (see bottom of this page). Review must be submitted within 1 week of the performance.

Reviews not submitted via and within 1 week will not be graded.

Concert Choir Assessment


A schedule will be given out at the beginning of the school year. You must attend all events/concerts.

Failure to do so will result in a 15% quarter grade deduction per event/concert.

Assignments – 30% - approximately two per quarter

Sightreadingfactory assignments must be done on time. Be a responsible student, or it’ll cost you 10% per day (including non-school days). If you are unable to access a cell phone or computer at home, one is available in the school practice rooms.

Rehearsal Preparedness - 50% (includes 20% level 1 requirements)

Come to class with a clean chorus binder and a pencil.

Professional singers are constantly listening, writing, following along, and singing.

Your music should have a LOT of pencil marks!

If you’re sick, you need a water bottle.

Artist in Residence- 20%

The Friends of Music Booster club has paid for you to have free voice lessons for the entire school year! Ms. Aleks Donato is a professional singer who will teach the chorus as a group and as a private vocal instructor. You are responsible for signing up for your Friday lesson time each month (between 2-5 pm), attending it, and submitting an online assignment by the following Monday evening (midnight).