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Music Courses

Mixed Chorus

Grades 9 - 12                            Non-audition                                                                 2 semesters

The Northwest Chorale is a non-auditioned choir for students in all grades.  The choir will learn sacred and secular music of all styles.  The choir will perform in Northwest Music Department concerts (Christmas and Fine Arts) in addition to leading chapels at Northwest, and singing for area churches on a few Sundays throughout the year.  The emphasis of this group is singing for enjoyment while also developing basic sight-reading, music theory and vocal skills.  Chorale members will also have the opportunity to work with a college choral director in a choral workshop setting to further improve their skills and musicianship.

Concert Choir

Grades 9 - 12                            Audition Only – no prerequisite class                              2 semesters

A Cappella Choir provides students with another opportunity to glorify God through song.  The student in this group will consistently model a strong effort to improve as an individual musician and show a dedication to making excellent music with the choir as a whole.  Emphasis in this group is to further develop existing knowledge of sight-singing, vocal technique, rhythmic sense, musical style interpretation, and phrasing.  It is expected that students wishing to audition at this level have some solid sight-singing training and musical background, as they will need to use this skill immediately at the beginning of the year.  This choir requires a strong time commitment as the group joins local congregations in worship services, performs at Northwest Music Department concerts, and act as witnesses for the Christ through music on a choir tour in the spring.

Concert Band

Grades 9,10,11,12                      Prerequisite: Director Approval, Audition                                   2 Semesters

Students in the Concert Band will increase their love for music and their ability on their instruments.  They will understand musical concepts, vocabulary, and different musical styles, which in turn will enhance their creative output in class.  They will become aesthetically sensitive and appreciate better the gift of music.  The students will be encouraged as individual players, which will improve the performance of the group.