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.
Mixed Chorus, Concert Choir, Music Theory, Music History, Intro to Theatre): A 1999 graduate of Cortland Sr. High, Mr. Wells is an active community member who directs the Cortland Youth Bureau Summer Drama Program and is on the board of the Cortland Historical Society. He has taught in the Cortland School District since 2006.
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.
Randall Middle School Chorus
Our goal as the Cortland Music Department is to provide all students with a high quality music education that promotes life-long learners, performers, and supporters of thefine arts". At Randall Middle School we do that in a variety of fun ways including playing instrumnets, singing and listening to a variety of music.
5th Grade Chorus
6th Grade Chorus
Randall Select Chorus
Smith Intermediate School Chorus
Our goal as the Cortland Music Department is to provide all students with a high quality music education that promotes life-long learners, performers, and supporters of the fine arts".
At Smith Intermediate School, students are able to have their first experiences of being part of a chorus by participating in grade level chorus rehearsals and working together towards concert performances. Music Maniacs is an extra group which takes place after school and combines singing and classroom instruments. The group is designed for students who want additional musical experiences and challenges.