Highland Vocal Music DepartmentDirector: Miss Jessica KolodyHighland Choir is a curricular vocal ensemble for all Highland students interested in singing. No experience or audition is required. To participate in the choir, students should sign up for the Concert Choir or Vocal Music Class. These classes explore proper singing technique and the basics of music theory necessary for reading music. Students will study and perform a variety of music from both classical and contemporary vocal repertoire.Want to be in band AND choir? No problem, you can do both! Ms. Kolody and Mr. Tumminia (Highland's band director) have a "sharing" system where concert band students can come to concert choir class 1 day out of each 4 day cycle. Another option to get the full experience of both band and choir is to sign up for the concert band class and the vocal music class, which are scheduled different periods of the school day.Highland A Cappella Groups are extra-curricular vocal ensembles that meet weekly after school. Any Highland student grades 9-12 who is an active member of Concert Choir or Vocal Music class is eligible to audition for Highland's A Cappella groups at the beginning of the school year. Details will be announced and explained in vocal music and choir classes at the beginning of the school year.The Melodears are Highland's newest a cappella group established in 2015. This emerging group is an all-female ensemble that performs at Highland's holiday and spring concerts, as well as several community performances throughout the year.
Click here to see Ms. Kolody's website for more information about Choir, Melodears, and Vocal Resolution (formerly known as Chorale): http://blackhorsepike.oncoursesystems.com/websites/11234920