06 March, 2023

Watch the VIDEO of our day at Choir Festival!

On Friday, March 3rd, our Upper School Students (Grades 6-7-8-9) participated in Choir Festival, run by the Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA), at Lincoln High School in Ypsilanti. Students moved through a rotation of warm-up, performance, clinic, and sight-reading, receiving comments and numerical scores based on a detailed rubric. In addition to participating in their own Choir Festival events, our students also had the opportunity to observe, as audience members, the performances of other choirs from around southeast Michigan. Choir Festival is a valuable learning experience for our choir, and also provides us an opportunity to bring the beautiful choral artistry of our St. Thomas singers out into the community, which our students did with astounding success.

The St. Thomas Upper School Choir earned 118 points out of 120 points possible – almost a perfect score! – for their performance at Festival. 118/120 is an admirable score that is virtually unheard of, and which was unmatched by any other choir at Festival!

We are so proud of our Upper School Choir students!

Please find attached our 2022-23 Choir Performance and Events Schedule.

The Lower and Upper School Choirs (Grades 3-4-5 and 6-7-8-9, respectively) are developing beautifully. We are focusing on Music Literacy and Sight-Singing Skills in Lower School Choir, while Upper School Choir prepares for Choir Festival.

Our K-1-2 objectives remain the same as they have since the start of school – feeling and expressing steady beat, learning to sing on pitch and in tune in our healthy, high head voices, and beginning music literacy concepts. Those concepts will remain with us throughout the year, with varied activities to learn and practice our developing musical skills. We use lots of different songs and music games to help teach and develop all of these skills!




Mrs. Ginger Herrmann

Choral Music Director

(734) 769-0911 Ext. 3212

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