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East McDowell Middle School Chorus

Welcome to the EMMS Chorus Webpage!
We had a great 9 weeks!  I plan to use the music we were working on in the Fall for a concert as soon as possible.    I will be back this fall for one more semester before making my way back to West!
Current students:  Keep checking Google Classroom for assignments.
Future and Current students:  Here is my contact information!
Mrs. Jill Young
McDowell County Middle School Chorus Teacher
Google Number 828-338-9855
East McDowell Middle School  828-652-7711
West McDowell Middle School/Foothills Community School  828-652-3390
Facebook:  @wmmsfcschorus  Twitter:  @WMMSFCSChorus
In Chorus, you will sing every day!  We sing fun songs you have heard and new songs you have not heard. We sing in harmony, learn about singing in a healthy way to have the best possible sound, and learn to read music.  Since this is a performance class, we will perform a mini-concert during the day, the final evening concert that everyone is expected to participate in, and take a field trip to share your talents.
Music is an important part of a student's education.  Music has been part of a well-rounded education since ancient times. 
“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning”---Plato
  • Choral singing is an integral part of arts education, which is a necessary component of a comprehensive and competitive education. Singing in choir promotes academic achievement and develops success skills
  • Choruses build community.
  • Singing in a choir provides a sense of real belonging, offers new opportunities for learning, encourages student engagement, and promotes civic engagement.
  • Choral singing has intrinsic value.
  • The collective expression of a chorus singing together has the power to lift spirits and transform lives.
  • From "Chorus America"-based on many studies