A2 – Seniors only. As the most advanced vocal ensemble at MVHS, Chamber Choir consists of up to 32 dedicated musicians who embrace the difficulty and satisfaction of a rigorous rehearsal and performance schedule. Students are expected to enroll in another advanced level music class (A Cappella, Wind Symphony, or AP Music Theory) simultaneously. Members are expected to fund and participate in the annual spring choir tour. Audition and call-back required.
B2 – Juniors and Seniors only. This is the largest choir at MVHS and usually contains around 100 vocal athletes. The sheer size of A Cappella allows opportunity to explore challenging and ambitious repertoire selection at a very high performance level. Members are expected to fund and participate in the annual spring choir tour. Audition required.
A3 – Any grade level welcome. The name means “with joy”, “with light” or “with life”, which embodies the personality traits of successful participants. Con Brio is the advanced women’s chorus at MVHS and acts as a hybrid show choir, performing both classical and contemporary genres throughout the year. Members are expected to fund and participate in the annual spring choir tour. Audition required.
A4 – Any grade level welcome. Man Choir <grunt> is the entry level auditioned choir for unchanged, changing, and changed male voices at MVHS. Specific attention is given to male register negotiation and vocal development. Audition or recommendation (from junior high music director) required.
B8 – Any grade level welcome. Symphonic Voices is the entry level auditioned choir for developing female voices at MVHS. Specific attention is given to developing a rich and full tone throughout the vocal range. Audition or recommendation (from junior high music director) required.
B7 (semester 1 only) – Any grade level welcome. Concert Choir serves as the stomping ground for a wide variety of students. Many students choose this class due to lack of experience or to satisfy a fine art credit. Others choose this class due to schedules conflicting with other choir classes. Basic musical skills are taught, such at notational literacy, healthy vocal production, and listening skills. Concert Choir performs at all MVHS choir concerts. At the semester change, students are encouraged to either audition for another choir, or switch into Music Tech, a creation-based music class. No Audition required.