DGS CHOIRS AT A GLANCE

Choirs At-a-Glance 2018-2019

CURRICULUM CLASSES

Freshmen Girls Choir Open to all freshmen girls whether or not they have had previous vocal music experience. Class focuses on the development of basic singing skills, tone development, part singing, and music reading.
Concert Choir Open to all boys (including Freshman boys), and sophomore, junior and senior girls who have good basic vocal abilities and part singing skills. Focuses on the development of ensemble singing, good tone quality, clarity of diction, and expressive singing. The choir studies music representing a variety of musical styles and periods.
Treble Choir An advanced choral group for sophomore, junior, and senior girls. Students are placed in Treble Choir through audition. Choir works on refining choral techniques, improving sight reading skills, and developing independence in part singing.
A Cappella Choir Open to juniors and seniors, the most advanced choral class. Membership requires good vocal technique, part reading, and sight reading skills; students are selected by audition. A Cappella Choir performs choral literature representing a variety of musical styles and historic periods.

ENSEMBLES

Freshmen Girls Select A volunteer organization which meets outside the school class time and is open to freshmen girls. Membership is based upon auditions. Music performed is a variety ranging from chamber music to popular styles. Concurrent membership in Freshmen Girls Choir is required.
Chamber Singers A volunteer choral ensemble open to members of Treble and Concert Choirs. Membership is based upon audition. Mixed ensemble rehearses during resource period opposite a lunch period.
Overtones A volunteer organization that includes all boys currently enrolled in choir. Rehearsals are held during class time.
Treble Ensemble A volunteer organization open to female members of the Treble Choir and A Cappella Choir. Membership is based upon audition. Rehearsals are scheduled during resource period opposite a lunch period.
Madrigal Singers A volunteer organization open to juniors and seniors who are members of A Cappella or Treble Choir.  Membership is based on audition and willingness of students to commit to an active rehearsal and performance schedule. Rehearsals are scheduled during the resource period opposite a lunch period and some evenings. Purchase of performance attire is required, however, financial assistance is available based upon need.