Las Vegas Academy Singers

Instructor: Mrs. Franke

This is LVA’s top vocal ensemble. They perform a variety of musical genres and styles. This group performs at the majority of the community and school events, along with district festivals.

The Academy Singers is a select group of students chosen for their high level of music ability and their ability the blend in the ensemble. Any choir major who has participated in several years of choral music and/or private vocal training is eligible for membership. There are several factors that contribute to the acceptance to this prestigious class. Because this is the premier ensemble at the Las Vegas Academy, another very critical part of the audition process for this ensemble is professional attitude. Things such as tardies, classroom attitude, grades, and discipline will weigh strongly on the decision in the selection of this ensemble. In addition to strong and competent vocal technique, good general musicianship is essential. Although there are no grade or age criteria, this class is usually for upperclassmen.

The following are requirements that make you eligible for acceptance to this ensemble. Acceptance is based upon, but not limited to the following categories:

Advanced Vocal Technique
Advanced music theory knowledge
Sight-reading (melodic & rhythmic)
Part Independence
Pitch retention
Teamwork/Positive Attitude

The Academy Singers meet during regular school hours-currently during 7th and 8th blocks. In addition, they will be required to attend lunch and after school rehearsals when necessary as well as all choral department performances and extra ‘gigs’ around the community. It is intended that the Academy Singers will participate in one out of state/country tour each school year. This is a very demanding class that requires great commitment, punctuality, and flexibility. Students who accept their position in this ensemble accept the academy singers as priority one.