Arts - Vocal/Choral
Fine musical performance goes far beyond simply singing all of the notes correctly. Expressive, meaningful, vocal performance is a visual as well as aural experience. At Cape Fear Academy, students learn to involve their soul's interpretation of the music on their faces. They learn that effective performance means one must convey meaning in every way possible.
Upper School Vocal Ensemble
The goal of the Upper School Vocal Ensemble is to enhance the abilities and talents of students in order to learn and perform music in varying styles and periods so they may learn the disciplines of musicianship. Students learn many styles of music as a member of a large group with the common goal of success in performing quality repertoire. The choral curriculum will focus on areas of tone development, articulation, style, written and aural theory, music history, timbre, tone color, elements of music, forms of music, and the interpretation and discrimination of music through the learning and performance of high quality choral literature. Performances throughout the year include National Honor Society inductions, Cape Fear Academy Open Houses, The Annual Holiday Concert, assemblies, the Upper School Musical, the Spring Concert, community performances and Commencement.
Middle School Chorus
The Middle School Chorus is an elective class designed for students with successful previous choral experience. Instruction focuses on the further development of musical knowledge and musicianship skills. Students learn to sing two and three part harmonies with healthy vocal techniques. An emphasis is placed on vocal assessment and preparation for further participation in musical ensembles. In addition to formal concerts, students will also share their love of the arts through performance in a Broadway musical. This is a full-year class that includes school and evening performances as part of the grade.
Sixth Grade Chorus
The Sixth Grade Chorus is one of the music classes offered to sixth graders as a full year course. Those who choose Sixth Grade Chorus learn to sing with healthy vocal technique, use solfege (Do, Re, Mi) and read music. Students gain an appreciation of cultural music and study musical styles from classical to Broadway. Sixth grade students learn to be respectful performers, responsible learners, and active participants in chorus. Performances throughout the year include assemblies in school, the annual All-School Holiday Concert, a Broadway style musical, and the Sixth Grade Spring Concert.