MCCA CHORAL PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
The Choir consists of serious vocal students who participate in Concert Choir, Women's Ensemble, or Show Choir (Forte). They study and perform a broad range of vocal music including classical, contemporary and show style music. Our students have numerous opportunities to perform in both small and large groups on and off campus.
The MCCA Choral program is one that encompasses all areas of choral music. There are two classes offered at this time, a mixed ensemble and a women's ensemble. The MCCA choral program studies many genres of music including classical, show tunes, and jazz. Students learn how to sing all styles of music using proper vocal technique. In addition to singing in the traditional choral style, MCCA chorus also performs in the show choir category.
Last year the mixed ensemble earned a superior rating on the district level and a silver medal on the national level in the show choir category. Both groups compete in the district and state festivals offered here in Florida as well as performing within their community and for outside communities. Not only do choral students learn about music they also learn the importance of teamwork and taking pride in something they create.
MCCA CHORAL INSTRUCTOR
Ms. Atkinson has been teaching in Marion County for 22 years. She taught strings and chorus at Madison Street Academy of Visual and Performing Arts and during this time was selected as Marion County’s Teacher of the Year in 1992. Later she taught Strings and Vocal Music at Belleview High School. She is a member of the Florida Music Educators Association, Florida Vocal Association, and Florida Orchestra Association. Mrs. Atkinson is very happy to be teaching at West Port High School and looks forward to working with such an outstanding faculty, staff and student organization.
MCCA CHORAL AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Choral applicants should prepare a 1-2 minute song of their choice and be prepared to talk about their interest in vocal performance. The selection must be memorized. The applicant may sing with or without accompaniment.