Apprentice Choir 初級班
Children match and repeat pitches and rhythms, are competent English readers and function comfortably in the group rehearsal environment. They continue to develop their well-supported healthy singing voice (head-voice) and work weekly on a sequential music literacy curriculum. They have the ability to follow a conductor (entrances, cut offs, interpretation) and teamwork are Apprentice concentrations, with additional development in independent singing and decision-making as related to a group. They sing in unison, frequently in rounds and occasional two-part repertoire in many languages.
Concert Choir 高級班
At this level, choristers sing independently in three-four parts. They demonstrate advanced vocal techniques, fluency in sight-reading and harmony, and perform music successfully in a variety of languages and styles. Advanced sight singing and aural skills, an understanding and analysis of the choral score, a secure sense of vocal independence and adaptability as a performer are taught and emphasized. Youth take on elected roles to further develop leadership and independence both in and out of the Choir program.
Intermediate Choir 中級班
Children continue to hone posture, breathing and vocal technique, developing a greater degree of musical independence through part-singing, sight-singing and aural skills. They participate in discussions regarding style, cultural context and history of various repertoire. They are local ambassadors of the Choir and frequently represent the organization at events. Intermediate choristers are becoming vocal and social leaders through development of their musical skills and confidence. This ensemble begins advanced level repertoire singing in two, three and four part rounds.
Chamber Choir 合唱隊
Simultaneous participation in Concert Choir is required to participate in the level,
including all required events and retreats. Choristers in this ensemble are expected to exhibit advanced musical independence and be able to sing mixed-voice choral works with confidence. Extensive home study is required intermittently throughout the year.