Welcome to the Choral Performing Arts at Western Sierra Collegiate Academy!
MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIRS: The middle school ensembles provide an opportunity for students to develop their skill as singers and readers of music. Emphasis is placed on good fundamentals of singing, including posture, breathing, tone, and vocal control. Students will also be introduced to music history related to the songs studied and performed, as well as a broad overview of music history and an exploration of the careers related to music. Additionally, our middle school choirs will be participating in a selected competition in the spring. Our middle school choirs are "The Pack" (middle school mixed) and "The Sound" (middle school treble).
HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS: Our high school choirs perform music from different genres and time periods, with a focus on pop and jazz music in the 1st and 4th quarters. An important part of developing as a musician is having an understanding of the theory and rules that make up music and being able to apply those rules to learn music faster and perform better. Study of the different historical periods of music and current career opportunities in music is also included. All high school ensembles--Choir 1 (Wolfgang), Choir 2 (The Alphas & Sierra Serenade), Orchestra and Band--will compete at a selected competition in the spring, as well as participate in other festivals at the discretion of the directors.
We have had eight very successful years with the instrumental and vocal ensembles and drama at WSCA, and I'm looking forward to another great year.