School of Grammar: Primary and Elementary Choir

Through their participation in choir, students will find delight in singing and making music in community, writing the good, true, and beautiful on their hearts.

Primary Choir (Grades 1-2)

Goals for Primary Choir students include:

  • Learn beloved patriotic songs and practice making beautiful harmonies by singing rounds.
  • Enjoy rhythm and vocal exercises.
  • Become familiar with musical terms, and learn the basics of musical notation.
  • Discuss the groups of instruments in the orchestra and learn to recognize individual instruments.
  • Prepare students for the more varied and challenging music of Elementary Choir.

Elementary Choir (Grades 3-6)

Goals for Elementary Choir students include:

  • To advance an understanding of the rudiments of quality choral singing.
  • To facilitate students’ progress in vocal control, observance of musical markings, and the following of the motions of the director.
  • To fine-tune students’ ears in order to understand and duplicate musical subtleties such as vowel pronunciation, dynamics, phrasing, and expression.
  • To sing in unison, 2, and 3-part harmony with resonant vowels and with a unified sound.
  • To expose students to a variety of music within the choral tradition with a focus on the sacred.
  • Christmas and Spring Concerts for family and friends.