Brooklyn High School of the Arts Vocal/Choral Department
Date: July 14, 2010
Category: School Choirs
Category: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
A 2010 NYSSMA Level VI Gold with Distinction recipient, the Brooklyn High School of the Arts Vocal/Choral Department, is comprised of four vocal ensembles: The Performing Choir, The Concert Choir, Women's Chorus, and Chorus 101.
It is a four year arts program that is designed for the serious vocal musician. The vocal program is designed to develop the singer as a complete artist who will be able to audition for any arts university in the world. Students accepted into the program will participate in a challenging an rigorous course of study. The program offers music theory, including rhythmic, harmonic, solfege graded exercises; and vocal production five days a week. Our repertoire is a broad selection of musical styles, which include classical, ethnic, folk, and pop music.
The BHSA vocal department past performances include appearances at Shea Stadium for the New York METS, The Heritage Festival in Boston, Mass., The National Chorale, Region 8 Arts Festival, and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center to name a few. The BHSA vocal department is a recipient of the gold medal at level six from the New York State School Music Association Festival.
The current director of the BHSA vocal department is Mr. Avid Williams. Videos of the choral department can be found at: www.youtube.com/brooklynhsavocal