Johnston High School Vocal Music

Choir Descriptions

Cantus

Year Long Course
Elective: 10th-12th Grade (Selected by Audition) (Meets Every Day)
Prerequisite: Audition

Cantus is the most select choir in the JHS Vocal Music Department. Cantus performs upper level high school and collegiate literature from various musical time periods. Vocal technique and sight-reading skills are emphasized in class. Cantus performs fall, winter, and spring concerts and additional performances as scheduled. It presents an Old English Madrigal Performance each December and performs at State Large Group Contest in May. Seniors in Cantus will perform at the Graduation Ceremony.  Cantus is directed by Hannah Ryan.

Cantemus

Year Long Course
Elective: 10th-12th Grade (Selected by Audition) (Meets Every Day)
Prerequisite: Audition

Cantemus is a select chamber choir. Cantemus performs upper level high school and collegiate literature from various musical time periods. Vocal technique and sight-reading skills are emphasized in class. Cantemus performs fall, winter, and spring concerts. It presents an Old English Madrigal Performance each December and performs at State Large Group Contest in May. Seniors in Cantemus will perform at the Graduation Ceremony.  Cantemus is directed by Laura Grimm.

Bass Clef Choir

Year Long Course
Elective: 10th-12th Grade (Selected by Audition) (Meets Every Day)
Prerequisite: Audition

Bass Clef Choir is a select bass clef ensemble. It offers the serious musician the challenge of performing difficult literature from various musical time periods. Vocal technique and sight-reading skills are emphasized in class. Bass Clef Choir performs fall, winter, and spring concerts. It presents an Old English Madrigal Performance each December and performs at State Large Group Contest in May. Seniors in Bass Clef Choir will perform at the Graduation Ceremony.  Bass Clef Choir is directed by Laura Grimm.

Cantate Treble Choir

Year Long Course
Elective: 10th-12th Grade (Selected by Audition) (Meets Every Day)
Prerequisite: Audition

Cantate is a select treble choir. It offers the serious musician the challenge of performing difficult literature from various musical time periods. Vocal technique and sight-reading skills are emphasized in class. Cantate performs fall, winter, and spring concerts. It presents an Old English Madrigal Performance each December and performs at State Large Group Contest in May. Seniors in Treble Choir will perform at the Graduation Ceremony.  Cantate Treble Choir is directed by Hannah Ryan. 

Mixed Choir

Year Long Course
Elective: 10th-12th Grade (Meets Alternate Days)
Prerequisite: None

Mixed Choir is open to all students who enjoy singing and who can accept the challenge of working with a large team to make music. Auditions for voice placement may be required. Vocal technique and sight-reading skills are emphasized in class. Mixed Choir presents a fall concert and a spring concert. It rehearses every other day.  Mixed Choir is directed by Laura Grimm and Hannah Ryan.

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JHS Vocal Music Directors

Laura Grimm staff photo
Johnston High School
Hannah Ryan staff photo
Johnston High School

JMS Vocal Music Directors

Melody Easter-Clutter staff photo
Johnston Middle School
Jorie O’Leary staff photo
Johnston Middle School

Summit Vocal Music Directors

Julie Hendrickson staff photo
Summit Middle School
Nathan Shivers staff photo
Summit Middle School