Calgary Board of Education

 
Choir Program

James Fowler High School’s Concert Choir participates in a variety of performance, workshop, and concert experiences throughout the year. These opportunities include festival performances, rehearsals with guest conductors, clinics with vocal specialists, and both amateur and professional concert attendance. These experiences take place both inside and outside of regular class time. Out-of-city trips are also a regular part of the program. 

Courses offered

Choral Music 10-20-30: This series of Alberta Education 5-credit courses takes place during the regular school timetable in first semester, and requires no previous musical experience. Students will broaden their theoretical knowledge as well as technical skills through numerous activities, performance projects, singing tests, and written assignments. This class also functions as a performing ensemble, and prepares repertoire for performance at out-of-timetable events throughout first semester. The required co-requisite course is Choir 15-25-35.

Choir 15-25-35: This series of CBE locally-developed 5-credit courses runs year-round outside of the timetable as a mixed-grade Concert Choir on Wednesday mornings and Thursdays after school, and is recommended as a co-requisite course to Choral Music 10-20-30. No previous musical experience is necessary. This course is largely performance-based, and requires attendance outside of the timetable at mandatory performances. Also associated with this course are a variety of single day and overnight fieldtrip opportunities.  

Vocal Jazz 15-25-35: This series of CBE locally-developed 5-credit courses runs outside of the timetable as a mixed-grade Vocal Jazz ensemble twice a week after school year-round. This is typically an auditioned group, and enrolment in the course is determined in September by the teacher. This course is largely performance-based, and requires attendance outside of the timetable at mandatory performances. Also associated with this course are a variety of single day and overnight fieldtrip opportunities. The required co-requisite is Choir 15-25-35.

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