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