What is the Jazz Choir?

Official Answer: (quoted from online course catalog)

One year: 10 credits

Prerequisites:  By audition-only in spring for the following year.

On UC/CSU Approved Course List: f

The Jazz Choir consists of 30 -40 students. Auditions are based on vocal and dancing abilities. Students are expected to sight-read music and follow basic choreography taught to them by the choreographer. Musical styles from the 1920’s through today are performed throughout the year. Jazz Choir students are expected to rehearse and perform with the other choral groups in the school. Opportunities to perform as soloists are frequent. Jazz Choir students participate as soloists throughout the state. Highlights of the year include participation in numerous festivals and concerts throughout the United States. In addition, students are expected to rehearse and perform as a large mixed chorus with the Concert Choir and Madrigals for festivals and concerts.

Unofficial Answer:  A group of high school students that come together through a love for music and dance to participate in a class that extends beyond the formal classroom.  Performers are willing to go the extra mile, work, learn, and play inside and outside of class.