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Benjamin Wells
Senior High

Jennifer Rafferty
Junior High

Heidi Shelly
Randall Elementary

Steven Bellamy
Barry Elementary

Amber Thayer
Parker Elementary

Jennifer Fischer
Smith Elementary

Jonathan Keefner
Virgil Elementary

 

ABOUT

Vocal training is essential part of our district music curriculum that begins in kindergarten general music, and expands into a variety of choral singing opportunities beginning in 5th grade. Students who participate in vocal music activities learn the essentials of vocalization including, breath control, posture, navigating vocal registers, vowel formation, harmonizing and tone production. They exercise these skills through group choral singing, individual lessons and solo opportunities. In these environments they get to experience signing a variety of genres, including everything from madrigals to modern accapella. 

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STAFF

 

Benjamin Wells

Senior High Choir Director

A 1999 graduate of Cortland Sr. High, Ben is an actve community member that directs the Cortland Youth Bureau Theater Program. At the Sr. High School Ben acts as the Choir and Theater director. 

Jennifer Rafferty

7th grade girls chorus

8th grade mixed chorus

In addidtion to teaching, Jen also oversees the music department. She is also the NYSSMA Zone 3 chairperson for the Mixed Chorus and Treble Choir as well as the Cortland Count Music Teachers Association President.

Heidi Shelly

Randall 5th and 6th Grade Chorus

Randall 5th and 6th grade chorus is a rewarding singing experience where students are engaged in a group singing experience that fosters healthy vocal technique in an enjoyable learning environment. Randall 5th and 6th Grade Chorus performs in 2 concerts a year, one in December and one in May.

Randall Note Busters

Randall Note Busters is a select group of vocalists.

Steven Bellamy

Barry 5th and 6th Grade Chorus

Barry 5th and 6th grade chorus is a rewarding singing experience where students are engaged in a group singing experience that fosters healthy vocal technique in an enjoyable learning environment. Barry 5th and 6th Grade Chorus performs in 2 concerts a year, one in December and one in May.

Amber Thayer

Parker 5th and 6th Grade Chorus

Parker 5th and 6th grade chorus is a rewarding singing experience where students are engaged in a group singing experience that fosters healthy vocal technique in an enjoyable learning environment. Parker 5th and 6th Grade Chorus performs in 2 concerts a year, one in December and one in May.

Jennifer Fischer

Smith 5th and 6th Grade Chorus

Smith 5th and 6th grade chorus is a rewarding singing experience where students are engaged in a group singing experience that fosters healthy vocal technique in an enjoyable learning environment. Smith 5th and 6th Grade Chorus performs in 2 concerts a year, one in December and one in May.

Johnathan Keefner

Virgil 5th and 6th Grade Chorus

Virgil 5th and 6th grade chorus is a rewarding singing experience where students are engaged in a group singing experience that fosters healthy vocal technique in an enjoyable learning environment. Virgil 5th and 6th Grade Chorus performs in 2 concerts a year, one in December and one in May.


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OUR SCHOOLS






Mr. Michael J. Hoose, Superintendent

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045
607-758-4100

www.cortlandschools.org


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