The vocal music program at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School offers singing opportunities to students of all levels. Ensembles rehearse during the school day, 5 to 10 class periods a week. Courses in theory and ear training provide fundamental knowledge on which to build a repertoire, and private voice lessons are available during the class day. Students are also encouraged to develop as solo artists, with countless performance opportunities, on and off campus. The recently renovated Joan Smith Waitt Performing Arts Suite provides excellent acoustic space for vocal groups to rehearse, as well as private practice rooms and an extensive music library.
Middle School Choir
Made up of students in grades 6-9 with varying degrees of singing experience, the Middle School Choir use a variety of musical styles in learning vocal technique, music reading and other skills necessary to become an independent musician. These singers give several performances on campus and in the Faribault area.
Upper School Chamber Choir
A non-audition ensemble for students in grades 9-12 with varying degrees of experience, this choir encourages the development of good vocal technique, music reading skills and other skills necessary to become an independent musician. Students in this choir perform for Campus Christmas Walk, “Christmas in the Chapel”, and various graduation events.
Elements of Sound
One of SSM’s premier performance ensembles, Elements of Sound is an audition-only vocal group that sings a wide variety of music from many stylistic areas, focusing on show tunes, pop and jazz. The ensemble performs in chapel services, for School events, at hockey games, at Twin Cities events, at area conventions and alumni gatherings.
Vocal Performance Program (Click here to visit the site)
Shattuck-St. Mary’s has launched a Vocal Performance program for students interested in pursuing their passion for vocal music while engaging in a college-preparatory academic program. This program is designed to offer a serious vocalist ample practice time, weekly lessons with a master teacher, weekly piano lessons, participation in the Minnesota Opera Saturday program for aspiring vocalists, ensemble work, music theory, and performing opportunities as a soloist and ensemble member – all within the context of a college preparatory academic program.