Vocal Music Opportunities
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NANCY LEE, Director of Vocal Music and Musical Theater
Office Phone: 612-668-3432
nancy.lee@mpls.k12.mn.us

CURRICULAR OFFERINGS

  • Concert Choir -- 9th-12th grade choir for men and women-Audition/Teacher Approval.
  • Washburn Women's Choir -- 9th-12th grade women-NO Audition Required.
  • Miller Voices (Varsity Choir) -- 10th-12th grade men and women- Required Audition in the spring prior to the fall semester.
  • Crew612 (Pop Choir)- 10th-12th grad men and women-Required Audition in the spring prior to the fall semester.

All Vocal Music Students Will Learn:

  • Healthy vocal techniques and performance practices
  • Solfege and pinao chordchart method of music reading, singing, and accompanying
  • Sing harmonies and melodies, alone and in a group
  • Exposure ot various styles of music
  • Connect music literature to culture, history and human experiences

All Vocal Music Students Responsibility:

  • MEN:Black pants, belt, and shoes for concert uniform
  • WOMEN: Black pants and shoes for concert uniform
  • Inform Ms. Lee of conflicts with concert dates as soon as possible. Credit can be made up if a student informs Ms. Lee prior to performance.

Grading Criteria:

  • 50% daily rehersal activities
  • 30% performances or project
  • 20% worksheets and tests

EXTRA-CURRICULAR OFFERINGS

  • SpotLight Musical -- auditions are held mid-year and students rehearse for up to nine weeks prior to production. Rehearsals coincide with the winter sports season, which makes participation in both impossible.
  • Student Directed Musical --auditions are held within the first few weeks of the start of the school year and rehearse for up to nine weeks prior to production. Rehearsals coincide with the fall sports season, which makes participation in both impossible.
  • Small Vocal Ensembles -- Student organized and run groups.
  • Fall and Winter Cabarets--students involved in curricular vocal ensembles have the opportunity to showcase a solo or small ensemble in a location off-campus in a cabaret atmosphere. It's a first come first serve sign-up to perform. Only 20 spots per cabaret. Look for the sign-up sheet on the Choir Room Activity board.

 

Questions? Contact nancylee@mpls.k12.mn.us | 612-668-3432