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Madison Metropolitan School District

Popular Vocal Styles


Students in this year-long course will study and perform music in styles such as blues, jazz, musical theatre, gospel, folk, R&B, rock, and hip hop. Students will explore the evolution of popular music in solo, small-group, and large-group performance settings as well as lecture and listening. Emphasis is placed on basic vocal technique, music theory, and music history. PVS studies repertoire for Soprano, Alto, and Baritone voices, and West choirs are open to and respectful of all gender identities. Students participate in one evening concert each quarter as a major part of their grade.

  • Recommended Grades: 10-12
  • Course Number: MUS2030
  • Credits: 1 credit
  • Note: Elective