The Vocal Department at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts is much more than a choir; it is a unique learning opportunity for students to delve into all facets of singing and music.
The Vocal Department provides pre-professional training and college audition preparation for students desiring a career in music and a deep exploration of music as enduring appreciation for those that may pursue other careers. This involves classes that include choral ensemble singing, solo vocal training, language study, music theory training and creative music creation, and independent learning opportunities centered around the cultural exploration of music.
Students focus on their chosen art form for 10-15 hours per week for all four years of high school. Incoming Vocal students begin with the study of both jazz and classical music simultaneously and have the opportunity to specialize starting in the junior year. All students have the option to sing in multiple choirs throughout their four years of study.