The Holy Cross vocal music program is a dynamic opportunity for students to enhance their skills and development in vocal technique. Both the grade 11 and grade 12 vocal music courses are taught and directed by Ms. Check Drumm.
The grade 11 vocal course requires no pre-requisite, nor does a student need to have any prior musical experience. Any student in grades 10, 11 or 12 may register for the class, which is in first semester. Students will apply the creative process when performing technical exercises and repertoire, and they will work towards developing their self-confidence and expression in performance. The course examines a wide variety of musical genres with a focus on singing as part of an ensemble. The vocal class has many opportunities to perform throughout the semester including the Remembrance Day presentation, the Katharine Splinter Memorial Christmas Concert, monthly Masses and their final culminating concert in January.
The grade 12 vocal course, usually run in semester two, continues to develop each student's vocal skills and techniques. Students use the elements of music to create and perform works of increasing complexity. Students are encouraged to explore a wide variety of vocal genres and styles. Similar to the grade 11 course, vocal students will showcase their repertoire in a final June concert.
Anyone registered in the vocal music program is permitted to go on the annual arts enrichment international music trip to perform and compete as an ensemble. Past festivals have included Disney, NYC, Chicago, Annapolis, Washington D.C. and Boston.
For further information, please contact Stacy Check Drumm at 613-384-1919 ext 3421 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org