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Choral Program Descriptions:

Concert Choir
Elective -All Year
Grades  10, 11, 12

Concert  Choir is open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Choral
experience and/or auditions are not required. The chorus meets five days per week; members are encouraged to register for vocal lessons once per week.
The chorus performs at four major concerts per year and at the IHSA Large Group Contest. Attendance is required at all performances. Literature performed encompasses a variety of historical periods, styles, cultures and languages; literature is selected to be challenging, yet suitable for developing voices and
for teaching choral music skills. Chorus members are eligible for All-State and
state solo/ensemble contests. Concert Choir tours every third year. Members
must pay a non-refundable robe rental fee during registration.

Concert Chorale
Elective -All Year
Grades 10, 11, 12

Concert Chorale is the AHS auditioned large ensemble open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Auditions are held during February for the following school year; students new to AHS should see the director for audition information. Chorale meets five days per week; members must be able to attend five days
per week. Students are highly encouraged to register for vocal lessons once per week. The chorus performs at four major concerts per year; the IHSA Large Group Contest; and may also sing at AHS Commencement and additional concerts scheduled by the director. Attendance is required at all performances. Literature performed encompasses a variety of historical periods, styles, cultures and languages; literature selected is extremely challenging and requires advanced choral skills and dedication to the choral art. Chorale members are eligible for All-State and state solo/ensemble contests. Concert Chorale tours every third year. Members must pay a non-refundable robe rental fee during registration.

Freshman Chorus
Elective -All Year
Grade 9

Freshman chorus is open to all ninth graders. Choral experience and/or auditions are not required. The chorus meets five days per week. The chorus performs at four major concerts per year and at the IHSA Large Group Choral Contest. Attendance is required at all performances. Literature performed encompasses a variety of historical periods, styles, cultures and languages; literature is selected to be challenging, yet suitable for developing voices and for teaching choral music skills. Chorus members are eligible for Opus, All-State and state solo/ensemble contests. Freshman Chorus does not tour. Members must pay a non-refundable robe rental fee during registration.

Additional Choral Opportunities:

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All-State, Madrigal, Musical, Solo/Ensemble Contest, State Large Group Contest

Madrigal Singers is an auditioned 28-voice choir selected in the fall. Students must be a member of a major choral ensemble to audition. The choir rehearses Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 7:00 a.m. and Monday evenings 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Chamber Singers perform at the annual Madrigal Dinners, and must be available for evening
and weekend performances.

 

Peggy Dieter

Peggy Dieter

 Choral Director Freshman Chorus, Concert Choir, Concert Chorale, Madrigal Singers, Treble Choir:

Phone : 515-817-0600
Email:peggy.dieter
@ames.k12.ia.us

 

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