- the opportunity to demonstrate and build his/her musical ability
- the opportunity to develop leadership skills
- the opportunity to develop a sense of responsibility
- the opportunity to meet and make new friends
- the opportunity to participate in music “field experiences”
- the opportunity to perform as a representative of COHC and the general Oklahoma home school population
- the opportunity to discover the unique thrill of excellence in performance
Quality music from all styles and periods form the foundation for musical learning and serve as the basis for the curriculum. Folk, popular, gospel, spiritual, classical, and patriotic music are included.
The students are taught to use their vocal instruments through exercises, posture, breathing, and tone production. The essence of the musical experience is based on pitch and movement as it is “felt” and heard. The ability to hear music, to conceptualize music, to perceive and respond musically develops naturally from the human voice. Singing skill and musical understanding are essential components of the creative process and fundamental concepts of music education.
Concepts about music (melody, rhythm, harmony, timbre, dynamics, form, style, and performance practice) and musical skills (singing, theory, sight-reading) are taught throughout the rehearsals using methods of singing, listening, and analysis.