About SMHS Choral Music Program
The Shadow Mountain High School (SMHS) Choral Music Program is a growing group of approximately 180-200 students who wish to study vocal music performance and music literacy while growing in personal responsibility and teamwork.
Students acquire skills in singing, music performance, music reading, music writing, sight reading, choreography, stage etiquette, audience etiquette, cooperation, organizational and individual success.
Currently, there are two choirs at SMHS. In addition to the four home concerts, the SMHS Choirs provide numerous performances throughout the school year singing the National Anthem for assemblies and various sporting events.
Students who are enrolled into the choir program will acquire skills that will transfer into the student's everyday life. Students will continue to build and enhance many of these skills, enabling them to effectively communicate with others verbally as well as through written forms of communication. The students will begin to take on leadership roles and over seeing and management of choir projects and much more!
- Concentration and Focus
- Active Listening
- Consideration for Others
The Singing Shadows (Beginning/Intermediate Choir)
For any student who is new to the SMHS campus and/or choral program. The Singing Shadows Choir is a great musical experience for students who have not sung at the high school level and wish to grow musically. Time is spent preparing them for the high standards of excellence maintained in the SMHS Choral Program. They work very hard developing the musicianship and performance skills in order to move on to one of our advanced upper level groups. The Singing Shadows perform a wide variety of musical literature at all concerts throughout the year in addition to performing at some off-campus functions. No audition or placement is required for participation in The Singing Shadows Choir.
The Voices of Shadow Advanced Mixed Choir
The Voices Of Shadow Advanced Choir (VOSAC) is the advanced mixed vocal music ensemble of the Shadow Mountain High School campus. Mainly upperclassmen, VOSAC performs a great variety of vocal literature from traditional choral to choreographed show choir presentations. Students selected for VOSAC from audition and director placement.
Successful Career Pathways
- Music Therapist
- Music Composer
- Choir Teacher
- Music Journalist
- Record Producer
- Music Librarian
Choir Instructor Bio
Weck earned Bachelor degrees in Vocal Music Performance, Composition, and Music Education as well as a Masters degree in education from Southern Oregon University. He has performed all over the country as a soloist and a vocal clinician. They have also been involved in every aspect of the theatre, from director, to performer, to many roles backstage. They enjoy catching up on many types of entertainment in whatever spare time is available.