Why ms. karim thinks you should take chorus…
Singing makes you HAPPY. This class can be a fun way to take a break during your hectic school day.
The Chorus classroom environment and community we build is truly special. You make friends in this class that expand your circle. The Chorus classroom becomes a safe space where you can be YOU 100% of the time.
You are able to learn a new language through this class. Reading music and learning how to interpret it in an ensemble setting is a powerful thing. We challenge ourselves in Chorus, but take steps towards achieving our goals.
You become a better singer through learning more about the vocal mechanism, vowels, breath support, etc. You can also gain confidence in yourself through performances.
Finally, my main job is to be a positive part of your life. We have life talks in Chorus, learn more about each other, and our bond means so much more than our musical experiences. I care about YOU and want you to have the best experience at Willard… and I hope my class can be a part of your journey!
PARENTS OF RISING FRESHMEN…
Music courses help students create diversity for their college applications. Creativity is valued in the college acceptance process. A sequential music elective also showcases commitment, diligence, and responsibility. Students utilize these skills in all aspects of their lives.
Employers hire creative team workers who stand out. The first question asked in many interviews is, “tell me about yourself?” Does the candidate showcase unique perspectives and skills that can benefit the company? Employers want candidates that are masters in their content knowledge, but also excel in skills like communication, listening, critical thinking, and problem solving - all of which are taught in the fine arts.
Honors Music becomes an option for students at the 9th Grade level. The purpose of the honors music option is to challenge students to participate in a diverse spectrum of pre-approved musical activities to enrich their overall musical understanding and provide deeper learning. Successful completion of these requirements will result in an additional 0.5 credit for the chorus class your student is already in.
Students are able to continue to be a part of a program that has successfully achieved superior ratings at Choral Assessment. The continuation of growing these skills will result in more performance opportunities, advanced courses, and new repertoire. As your child gets older, they will have more space in their schedule for additional electives closer to the end of their high school career. Their junior and senior year is a great time for their transcript to incorporate additional interests your student has.