J. M. Tate High School  Logo
Administrative Staff Alumni Our School Principal's Page Recognition School Calendar
Early Childhood Education Game Simulation & Animation Health Science Multimedia Veterinary Science
Athletics Athletics Schedules Baseball Basketball Cheerleading Cross Country Golf Soccer Softball Swim and Dive Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Weightlifting Wrestling
Dean's Office Guidance Agricultural Education AJROTC Art Band Business Education Chorus Drama English ESE Family & Consumer Science Foreign Language Industrial Technology Innovations Center Math Orchestra Physical Education Reading Science Social Studies
Faculty & Staff
Parent Links Student Links Teacher Links Chromebook Aggie Stable
Student Organizations and Clubs StuCo Freshmen Sophomores Juniors Seniors FBLA Announcements
Domulot, Cynthia
Dept. Chair - Music

Chorus

The mission of the Tate High School Choral Program is to provide students with a medium of musical expression in a creative learning environment that teaches appropriate fundamentals, provides opportunities for individual and shared performances, and represents the school throughout the community, and region.

The Tate High School Choral Program strives to be the model of excellence in high school choral music education throughout Escambia County and Florida by:

Offering a planned sequential music curriculum utilizing the National Standards for Performing Arts for performing ensembles

Providing a variety of music experiences which include performing, listening/responding and creating music

Providing multicultural and historical perspectives of music, which reflect a wide diversity of peoples, styles, and times

Providing modes for assessing students’ development in music appropriate to the aural nature of the art

Working with the THS Administration to develop and organize classes with appropriate scheduling offering all students the opportunity to enroll in choral classes

Utilizing elected student representatives and officers to develop a sense of proprietorship enabling a collective guidance of the choral program

Developing activities that will financially support the choral program. 

Chorus Courses

Chorus 1 (Mixed Choir) Un-auditioned

This year-long, entry-level class, designed for students with little or no choral experience, promotes the enjoyment and appreciation of music through performance of beginning choral repertoire from a variety of times and places. Rehearsals focus on the development of critical listening skills; foundational instrumental technique and skills, music literacy, and ensemble skills; and aesthetic musical awareness culminating in periodic public performances.

Chorus 2 (Mixed Choir) Un-auditioned

This year-long, beginning-level class, designed for students with one year of experience or less in a choral performing group, promotes the enjoyment and appreciation of music through performance of basic, high-quality choral music. Rehearsals focus on the development of critical listening/aural skills; foundational instrumental technique and skills, music literacy, and ensemble skills; and aesthetic musical awareness culminating in periodic public performances.

Chorus 3 (Mixed Choir) Un-auditioned

This year-long, formative class, designed for students with previous participation in a school chorus who have basic knowledge of note-reading and vocal technique, concentrates on providing students opportunities to strengthen existing skills in critical listening, vocal techniques, and ensemble performance using high-quality three- and four-part choral literature. Rehearsals focus on gaining independence in music literacy and aesthetic engagement through critical listening and thinking skills.

Chorus 4 (Mixed Choir) Un-auditioned

This year-long, intermediate-level class is designed for students with previous participation in a high school chorus and moderate skills in critical listening, vocal techniques, music literacy, and choral performance. Rehearsals focus on enhancing these skills and students' aesthetic engagement with music through a variety of high-quality three- and four-part choral literature, providing students with the means to learn how to reflect and use a combination of analytical, assessment, and problem-solving skills consistently to improve their own and others' performance.

Chorus Reg./Spec. 1 (Cantus Women’s Choir) Audition only**

Students in this entry-level class focus on the rehearsal, performance, and study of high-quality music literature for singers of a similar voice range. As they address the technical needs of singers in a specific range of notes, they learn beginning music theory, musicianship, and choral performance skills. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Chorus Reg./Spec. 2 (Cantus Women’s Choir) Audition only**

Students with prior choral or vocal instruction focus on developing skills to perform high-quality literature with singers in a similar vocal range. Through two- and three-part music, students build musicianship and choral ensemble skills. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Chorus Reg./Spec. 3 (Cantus Women’s Choir) Audition only**

Students continue to build on previous choral experience to develop skills to perform increasingly challenging, high-quality literature for singers in a similar vocal range. As singers explore two-, three-, and four-part literature in its historical and cultural context, they enhance their musicianship and choral ensemble skills. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Chorus Reg./Spec. 4 (Cantus Women’s Choir) Audition only**

Students build and refine technical and expressive skills through the study, rehearsal, and performance of high-quality literature for singers in a similar vocal range. As singers explore three- and four-part literature in its historical and cultural context, they develop advanced musicianship and choral ensemble skills. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Vocal Ensemble 1 (Vocal Jazz Ensemble) Audition only**

Students with little or no experience in a vocal ensemble develop basic musicianship and ensemble performance skills through the study of basic, high-quality music in diverse styles. Student musicians focus on building foundational music techniques, music literacy, listening skills, and aesthetic awareness. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Vocal Ensemble 2 (Vocal Jazz Ensemble) Audition only**

Students with previous vocal ensemble experience continue building musicianship and performance skills through the study of high-quality music in diverse styles. Student musicians learn to self-assess and collaborate as they rehearse, perform, and study relevant musical styles and time periods. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Vocal Ensemble 3 (Vocal Jazz Ensemble) Audition only**

Students strengthen vocal ensemble performance skills, music literacy, and analytical skills through the study of high-quality music in diverse styles. Student musicians learn to self-assess and collaborate as they rehearse, perform, and study relevant history and cultures. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Vocal Ensemble 4 (Vocal Jazz Ensemble) Audition only**

Students with extensive vocal ensemble experience refine their critical listening, music literacy, and ensemble skills through the study, rehearsal, and performance of high-quality, advanced literature. Students use reflection and problem-solving skills with increasing independence to improve their performance and musical expressivity. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Piano/Keyboard Courses

Keyboard 1

Students build fundamental piano techniques while learning to read music, acquire and apply knowledge of basic music theory, and explore the role of keyboard music in history and culture. Beginning pianists develop skills in analytical listening and explore musical creativity in the form of basic improvisation and basic composition. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Keyboard 2

Students build on previous piano techniques and skills through reading music, acquiring and applying knowledge of music theory, and exploring the role of keyboard music in history and culture. Students learn repertoire from various styles and time periods, exploring the historical influence keyboards have had on music performance and composition. Students explore the basic tools of music technology (i.e., MIDI keyboards). Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Keyboard 3

Students further develop advanced knowledge of piano techniques, musical literacy, solo and ensemble performance skills, and related musical knowledge, using a variety of advanced piano literature. Students explore the historical influence keyboards have had on music performance and composition, and apply criteria to assess their own and others' piano performances. Students extend their knowledge of music technology (i.e., MIDI keyboards) and its connection to the computer and other sound-generating devices. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Keyboard 4

Students develop highly advanced piano techniques, music literacy, solo performance skills, and related musical knowledge through a variety of advanced piano literature. Students work toward greater musical independence through accompanying other musicians, performing solos, and/or creating original music compositions Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Contact Us

Departmental Chairperson:
Cynthia Domulot
850-937-2300 ext. 274
Email:
cdomulot@escambia.k12.fl.us