Vocal music, through utilization of the natural musical instrument, provides the opportunity for all to pursue the unique aesthetic experience afforded by the study of music. The vocal music program provides a choral environment in which the student may develop his/her music comprehension and vocal instrument to fullest capacity. Any student may participate in Hampton's vocal music groups. Varied opportunities are available to students of all abilities and experience. Those who excel may audition for Pennsylvania Music Educator's Association District I Honors Choir and District I Choral Festival in which they may proceed to Region and All-State festivals through adjudication. Vocal production, choral diction, ear-training and sight-singing are taught leading to performance of the best examples of the choral music literature.
Treble Choir is a performing group composed of unchanged soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto and contralto voices that rehearse and perform music written for one to four parts in the treble range of pitch. Treble Choir is a consecutive prerequisite to Concert Choir for these voice types.
Men's Choir is a performing group composed of changed, changing and unchanged tenor and bass voices that rehearse and perform music written for men's voices in two to four parts. Men's Choir is a prerequisite to Concert Choir for these voice types.
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Concert Choir is a performing group composed of soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices that rehearse and perform music written for mixed voices in two to eight parts. Concert Choir is open to both changed voices and unchanged voices from grades 9 through 12. Students will be assessed on development of vocal production, skills in reading music notation, participation in class assignments and public performances.