Skaneateles High School Concert Choir
Welcome to the Skaneateles High School Concert Choir Web Page. Please feel free to browse and take note of the many activities we have scheduled for the year on our performance calendar. The Skaneateles High School Concert Choir is made up of 80 students in grades 9 through 12; 50 Students in the Mixed Choir and 30 Students in the 9/10 Women’s Choir.
The choirs perform 3 required concerts each year: a Winter-Holiday Concert, a combined District Choral Night and An Evening of Choral Music as our final concert in June.
Students may participate in several select groups which include: The SCS Madrigal Choir The SCS Women's Chamber Choir, Select², and several male & female ensembles.
SCS Concert Choir
49 East Elizabeth Street * SKANEATELES, NY 13152
PH: 291-2304 * Mkringer@skanschools.org
Web Page : www.skanschools.org
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Skaneateles Central Schools
SCS Concert Choir
Micheal Kringer – Mkringer@Skanschools.org
High School Mixed Chorus
& 9/10 Women’s Choir
Participation in Chorus is a group activity. Everyone is important in creating the final product.
The individual level of commitment affects everyone in the ensemble.
Mixed Choir / Women’s Choir meets for one period every other day for 40 minutes. The Women’s Choir is made up of female voices in grades 9 and 10.
The Mixed Choir is made up all of the male students (9-12) as well as female students, grades 11 & 12.
Voice lessons are a required part of the course. They are a critical for the success of the individual student, as well as the ensemble.
Students sign-up for lessons at the beginning of the year and they are grouped according to grade level and voice type.
Students are placed on a rotating voice lesson schedule that draws them from different classes throughout each marking period.
The lessons move through 5 different periods so that students should only miss any given class twice each marking period (10 weeks).
Students are given a printed schedule each marking period, which also acts as their pass to be excused from class. The schedule must be signed by the classroom teacher as well as the music teacher every time the student attends a lesson. These schedules must be handed in at the end of each marking period.
Lessons include basic theory and sight-reading skills as well as vocal technique and repertoire reinforcement.
Chorus is a performance-oriented course. Therefore, participation is a major part of the grading procedure.
- Attendance and FULL PARTICIPATION during the chorus rehearsals is required.
- Attendance and FULL PARTICIPATION in voice lessons is required. Each lesson counts as 5 points for each marking period (40 points total)
- There are 4 required concerts throughout the year. Attendance is mandatory for each concert, as well all combined rehearsals for the concerts.
Requirements: Participation in a select ensemble for the entire year as well as participation in All-County
Auditions and the NYSSMA Solo Festival (There are extra requirements for independent study honors credit)
SCS Concert Choir Women’s Choir The SCS Madrigal Choir
Women’s Chamber Choir Fall Play (Harvey) All-County Chorus
All- County Jazz Fest NYSSMA Solo Fest Men’s Choir
March Musical (TBA) Student-run Ensembles Theatre Trip Dance & Theater Workshops
(Student ensembles: Men’s a cappella, Female a cappella, Mixed a cappella, Hand-Bell Choir)