A message from Ms. Schemmel
Hello, PHS Choir Families!
I am so excited to be with you again, even though it will be virtually for the time being...
You might be wondering, "What will choir look like this fall?"
Here is what I know for sure we will include:
MAKING MUSIC !!!
Pieces focused on PURE JOY (I can't wait!)
Digitally combined choral pieces, and advanced choirs combining with all the other PUSD high school advanced choirs on some pieces
Learning both Broadway/pop and classical solos (Don't worry, Concert Choir, you will have some options in this area if you have virtual stage fright .)
Yes, sight reading (but not as much as the spring)
Yes, music theory (but not as much as the spring)
Music Videos (as long as it's legal) (inspired by BYU - definitely take a look at their choir YouTubes)
Even though I wish we could safely be together in person, there were some silver linings from being virtual this past spring. My favorite things that came out of the spring were:
SO many people improved tremendously in sight reading. This year's auditions had AMAZING sight reading results. I am so proud of you all!
I learned a lot about each of your individual voices. I am excited to be able to focus on growing each of your skills on a more individual level.
We are all having to learn how to incorporate digital music making skills, which is the way most professionals do it anyway!
I am sooooo looking forward to seeing all of your faces and hearing your voices!
Here's to making the most refreshing lemonade out of the sourest of lemons