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VOCAL MUSIC 

Course List & Sequencing

Upon entrance, each vocal student will be assigned a Vocal Technique teacher with whom they should study throughout their tenure at Ellington. The student will be placed in a required Choral Ensemble, Sight Singing and Music Theory class, (usually Piano/Theory for first and second year vocal students). Some students will be placed in a higher-level Theory class based on their ability. Voice students must take a minimum of two years of Class Piano. Every year vocal students take courses in these four areas:


Applied Music: Vocal Technique I – IV
Required Ensemble (Concert Chorale, Concert Choir and Female Ensemble) I-IV
Sight Singing/Ear Training Intro-SS III

Piano Theory and Music Theory, which can include harmony, composition, improvisation, and beginning piano I-IV


REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTARY COURSES-Diction, Music History & Musical Theater

*BOLD PRINT INDICATED REQUIREMENT FOR GRADUATION

YEAR 1

APPLIED VOCAL TECHNIQUE I

(UJ61)

ACC. PIANO THEORY I

OR OTHER THEORY CLASS AS ASSIGNED

(U63)

INTRO TO SIGHT SINGING

OR OTHER SIGHT SINGING CLASS AS ASSIGNED

(UK0)

 

CONCERT CHOIR I

SOPRANOS/ALTOS - SOPHISTICATED LADIES

BARITONES/BASSES - CONCERT CHOIR

(U51)

LYRIC DICTATION

OCCURS IN MORNING BLOCK

(QUA)

YEAR 2

APPLIED VOCAL TECHNIQUE II

(UJ71)

ACC. PIANO THEORY II

OR OTHER THEORY CLASS AS ASSIGNED

(U64)

SIGHT SINGING I

OR OTHER SIGHT SINGING CLASS AS ASSIGNED

(UK1)

 

CONCERT CHOIR II

(U52)

YEAR 3

APPLIED VOCAL TECHNIQUE III

(UJ81)

MUSIC THEORY III

OR AP THEORY

OR OTHER THEORY CLASS AS ASSIGNED

(U59)

SIGHT SINGING II

OR OTHER SIGHT SINGING CLASS AS ASSIGNED

(UK2)

 

CONCERT CHOIR III

(U53)

MUSIC HISTORY/

MUSICAL THEATRE

OCCURS IN MORNING BLOCK

YEAR 4

APPLIED VOCAL TECHNIQUE/OPERA WORKSHOP

OCCURS IN MORNING BLOCK

(UA4)

MUSIC THEORY IV

OR AP THEORY

OR OTHER THEORY CLASS AS ASSIGNED

(U60)

SIGHT SINGING III

OR OTHER SIGHT SINGING CLASS AS ASSIGNED

(UK3)

CONCERT CHOIR IV

(U54)

ELECTIVES

THIRD YEAR

Composition (UK7)

Advanced Placement Theory (U62)

Jazz Ensemble - Mellow Tones (UJ2Y)

Music History and Literature I

Music History and Literature II

Musical Theater

Lyric Diction (QUA)

FOURTH YEAR

Composition (UK8)

Advanced Placement Theory (U62)

Vocal Jazz Styles - may be repeated (UJ8Y)

Jazz Ensemble (UJ3Y)

Music History and Literature I 

Music History and Literature II 

Musical Theater 

Lyric Diction (QUA)

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