About the Poway High School  Choir Program

There is a choir for everyone!

Poway High School Choral Department has 3 choirs-- all are for-credit classes that meet the UC/CSU “F” requirement.  All choirs learn music theory and are performance based – meaning participation in all rehearsals, concerts and festivals is required.Scroll down to learn more about each of the choirs and our Choir Director, Ms. Schemmel

Choral students have the opportunity to audition for the Southern California Regional Honor Choir and All-State Honor Choir sponsored by the Southern California Vocal Association (SCVA) and American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). More information can be found on their websites; SCVA  and ACDA of California ACDAcal.org

There are also opportunities for field trips and tours/travel (pending approval by local and state health regulations)

The choir program presents 4 concerts per year:

Fall: Usually seasonally themed with a variety of music

Winter: Usually traditional holiday

Festival (March): Difficult competition music presented at festivals for ratings

Spring: The MOST FUN concert of the year, usually pop or Broadway with dancing

 

Concert Choir

Grade 9-12, no audition needed

  • Available all three trimesters (you can take 1, 2 or 3 trimesters)

  • Select "Concert Choir" on your Course Request Form

  • Beginning and Intermediate level

  • Participation in our concerts at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts

  • Honor choir auditions and solo opportunities are not required but are available to students who would like more advanced challenges

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Choir Director

Ms. Jessica Schemmel

Choral Director Jessica Schemmel is in her sixteenth year of public school teaching, and her seventh year as choral director at Poway High School.
She conducts the Die Lieder Singers, Advanced Women’s Ensemble, and Concert Choir. She also is the choral director for the PHS musical.
Ms. Schemmel hails from the state of Texas where she taught Kindergarten through senior citizens in the areas of choral and general music.  She served as both a choral music director and elementary general music teacher for Fort Worth ISD for seven years and directed her church choir for twelve years.

 

Die Lieder Singers

  • Requires a whole year commitment (all three trimesters)

  • Available by audition

  • Advanced level

  • Grades 10-12

  • Men and Women

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Advanced Women's Ensemble

  • Requires a whole year commitment (all three trimesters)

  • Available by audition

  • Intermediate to Advanced level

  • Grades 10-12

  • All women 

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