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Benjamin Wells
High School

Jen Rafferty
Junior High School

Heidi Shelly
Smith Intermediate School

Steven Bellamy
Junior High School

Amber Thayer
Randall middle School



 

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

High School 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. 

Steven Bellamy

Junior High School Vocal Lessons

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.

Jen Rafferty

Junior High Choral Director, Music Department Chair

7/8th grade Chorus

In addidtion to teaching, Jen also oversees the music department. She is also th chairperson for the Cortland Count Music Teachers Association President.

Amber Thayer

Randall Middle School Chorus

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. 

Heidi Shelly

Smith Intermediate School Chorus

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. 


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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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