Hello and welcome,
I’m here to share with you why I believe that vocal music at DSHA is one of the best-kept career development secrets in the building. The skills students learn and practice each day in class are directly applicable to success in the real world. I’d like to share the following examples with you:
Choir students learn to stand up straight. To enhance their vocal projection, all vocalists must have correct posture. Practicing such good habits directly translates to maintaining those habits in situations that really count, such as a college or job interview.
Choir students learn how to project and speak clearly. In class, we practice the mechanics of connecting breath with singing vowels and manipulating clear consonants. As a result, singers are more confident speakers. As one can imagine, no one is allowed to mumble in choir and articulating lyrics correctly carries significant weight.
Choir students learn teamwork and preparation. Vocalists perform in ensemble. Literally this requires every student to act as a member of a team. To create harmony, each member literally and figuratively has a part. We’re all working towards a shared goal—creating the best auditory experience for our audiences in the forthcoming concerts.
The choirs at DSHA are a great place to learn life skills and have fun doing so. Singing is a gift that can be enjoyed at any age and has the ability to bring joy to others. I encourage you to explore the vocal offerings available at DSHA and see how your personal growth might be enhanced by joining a choir.
Mrs. Rebekah Wickert