Chorale is a vocal performance ensemble open to any students in grades 9-12. Students will study and perform a variety of classical, jazz, pop/show music and music from around the world. Students will learn music in varying pedagogical styles, including music reading and learning by rote. General vocal technique and basic music theory will be explored. Mandatory public performances include Autumn, Holiday, Winter, and Spring Concerts. On occasion, students will participate in exchange concerts, trips, festivals or competitions. An audition is not required for this course. Chorale can be taken as a year course or as a one semester beginning course. 8 credits may count toward graduation requirements. Students may repeat this course for additional credit. This course provides all students with an articulated road map to honors credit. Honors credit is recognized at the end of each semester based on the successful completion of the pathway.