Welcome to the EMS Bulldog Chorus Page!

Mrs. Julia Wolfe, Director
jawolfe@carrollk12.org

Announcements

In Choral music, every voice matters. Every singer makes a unique contribution to the sound of the whole group. Choral music is truly a team effort. As such, all members have a responsibility to each other to give their very best during rehearsals and performances. What each singer does affects the success of the whole group. We should all expect the best from each other and from ourselves. Together, let's create something wonderful!

ALL CHORUS CLASSES

Chorus classes focus on these Choral Skills:
healthy vocal techniques
quality tone production
unification of ensemble sound
artistic interpretation and expression
communication of meaning
musical independence
rehearsal skills
performance skills and etiquette
music literacy
self-assessment
self-advocacy
collaboration
respect, resilience, and responsibility

These skills are applied to the repertoire prepared for concerts. Thus, students do not just learn to "sing songs" in Chorus class. Students work to build vocal and musical skills that will enrich their music-making throughout their lives.

All students enrolled in Chorus will perform in a Winter Concert and a Spring Concert this school year. It is expected than all students enrolled in a Chorus class attend both concerts. Each concert performance counts as a major summative grade for this course.

 

Important Dates

WINTER CHORUS CONCERT:

EVENING REHEARSAL: TBD
Times are still being determined.

EVENING PERFORMANCE: TBD
Times are still being determined.

 

SPRING CHORUS CONCERT

EVENING REHEARSAL: TBD
Times are still being determined.

EVENING PERFORMANCE: TBD
Times are still being determined.

 

Eisteddfod Information

EMS Eisteddfod Representatives
Eisteddfod is the name of the CCPS All-County Chorus.
Ten members of the EMS 8th Grade Chorus will represent our school in this year's Eisteddfod Concert at Westminster High School.
All family and friends are invited to attend the free Eisteddfod Concert.

FLEX Rehearsals
Mrs. Wolfe will hold weekly FLEX rehearsals from mid-January through March to help the EMS Eisteddfod Representatives learn their music.
Singers should bring music and a pencil to these rehearsals.

MANDATORY Evening Rehearsals and Field Trip
The Representatives from all middle schools will practice together at these mandatory rehearsals.
Evening Rehearsal #1: TBD, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Shiloh Middle School
Evening Rehearsal #2: TBD, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Westminster High School
Evening Rehearsal #3: TBD, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Westminster High School
FIELD TRIP Rehearsal: TBD, during the school day at Westminster High School - (Bring a bag lunch for the field trip.)
SNOW DATE: TBD