Choir

Instructor: Tamryn Parker-Carver

Email: TParker-carver@cvsd.org

Phone: 509-558-5167

The CVHS Choral Program consists of four choirs, each with its own educational focus and goals.  An ASB card and completed online registration are required for all Vocal Music classes.

  • The Symphonic Choir is open to all students without audition or prior choral experience. Students will gain ensemble experience, singing technique, and practice skills that will prepare them to participate in the more advanced choirs.  Symphonic choir provides the opportunity to advance through the CV Choral Program
  • The Women’s Chorus is open by audition to girls in grades 9 – 12 with intermediate level musical experience and vocal skills. Focus is on tone, blend, and continuing to develop good singing technique in young female voices.  Lliterature is chosen to develop those skills. The Womens’ Chorus will prepare those students for the more advanced demands of the Acappella and Jazz choirs. This choir is a year-long commitment with auditions mid-year being limited.
  • The Jazz Choirs are open by audition to any students grades 9-12 with the advanced skills and experiences needed to participate. Educational focus is directed less toward developing vocal technique and more toward exploring various jazz stylings and improvisational skills that are unique to jazz.  This choir is a year-long commitment with auditions mid-year being limited.
  • The Acappella Choir is the premier choral ensemble at CV. It is open, by audition, to students in grades 9 – 12 with the most advanced musical and vocal skills. Acappella Choir requires the highest level of commitment to rehearsing and performing.  This choir is a year-long commitment with auditions mid-year being limited.
  • Music Theory is offered as an Independent Study class and will allow students of all grade levels to study the basics of Music Theory. Teacher permission is required.
  • The CVHS choral program is very strong and well-respected throughout the northwest. Opportunities for student’s musical and physical development and growth are excellent and sequential so that there is a place for any student who wants to develop musical and vocal skills. Most choirs (especially Women’s and Accappella Chorus, and the Jazz Choirs) are year-long commitments with auditions mid-year being limited.