Vocal Music

Beckman Catholic Vocal Music

Teresa Slade - Director 


Stay Informed!!

·       E-mail is the primary source of communication with students and parents. Students must get in the practice of checking their emails frequently J …Mrs. Slade uses email to send out many important notifications/directions/sign-ups/reminders to students. Stay in the loop!

·       Remind101 is a free and safe texting service for students, parents, and teachers. To sign up for text alerts from Mrs. Slade: text the message @20choir21 to the number 81010 (yes, include the “@” in the message) and you will be added to the Choir 2020-2021 group on Remind. There is no need to download an app, but you can if you’d like.

·       School Website/Vocal Music Page: There is a calendar of Beckman Catholic Singers events on the choir website.

Social Media: Follow us on Facebook (Beckman Catholic Singers), YouTube (Beckman Catholic Singers), Twitter (@SingersBeckman), and Instagram (Beckman.Singers) to see performance pictures/recordings/videos, event reminders, notices, and other exciting things that take place in our department! Feel free to share/tag/add to these social media outlets!

Course Descriptions:

Concert Choir

The Concert Choir is a mixed-voice ensemble comprised of singers in grades 9-12. This ensemble is open to male students in grades 9-12 and female students in grades 11-12. During the school year, the Concert Choir performs at four major concerts, at least one community liturgy, and frequently at school liturgies.

Treble Choir

The Treble Choir is a chorus comprised of all female singers in grades 9-10. Treble Choir works to build and improve upon students' singing techniques and musical understanding. The Treble Choir performs at four major concerts during the school year as well as provide the music for at least one community liturgy and several school liturgies.

Chamber Choir

The Chamber Choir is an auditioned mixed-voice choir open to students in grades 9-12. The students in Chamber Choir demonstrate advanced levels of musical understanding, vocal technique, and ear training. This ensemble learns and performs more challenging repertoire, completes score study analysis, practices sight-singing exercises, and performs more frequently for the school and community. The Chamber Choir performs at four major concerts during the school year, performance tours at the local elementary schools and assisted living center, and honor choir performances.

Troubadours (Bass Choir)

A Troubadour is a poet who writes verse to music, particularly about courtly love. While our Troubadours don't always sing about love, these gentlemen sing with great passion and enthusiasm! Gentlemen in grades 7-12 are welcome to participate in this energetic ensemble. The Troubadours perform at each major concert event throughout the school year and provide great entertainment for everyone!

Jr. High Choir

The Jr. High Choir is an exploratory which teaches students the basics of note reading, rhythm, and melody, and the joy of singing.  Students will periodically listen critically to recordings of other choirs who model strong vocal and choral technique.  Students are encouraged to “find their voice” and use it to sing in rounds, unison, and two-part harmony.  Students in Jr. High Choir also participate in a class Choir Idol competition to help students gain confidence and comfort performing for others alone and with others. The Jr. High Choir performs once per quarter. Students in Junior Choir gain basic skills in preparation for high school choral ensembles.

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