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Sarah Hardy | Fine Arts

Hello! My name is Sarah Hardy and I am the chorus and guitar teacher at Rosati-Kain. I am currently in my 5th year teaching and I am so happy to be back after graduating in 2007.  Our music department offers many unique opportunities to our girls whether it be to try an instrument or to master a musical skill. Many of our students continue on in music whether pursuing it in college as a career or just as a hobby.

The mission of the Rosati-Kain chorus program is to provide a comprehensive choral music education with passion, inspiration, knowledge, and humor in order to create better musicians and better people.

We offer chorus in the following three levels:

Freshman Chorus
A combination of a choral performing arts class and an introduction to music class. Students will develop the ability to sing various choral music styles. Proper breathing techniques, diction, blend, tone quality, and music reading skills are emphasized. Basic theory and a study of various composers are explored. This is a performing ensemble; students are required to sing in the Christmas and Spring concerts.

Advanced Chorus
Prerequisites: acceptance by audition. Students may enroll in the course more than one year.
Students will be introduced to choral music of various styles and from various historical periods. Music reading skills, choral blend, diction, and tone quality will be emphasized, as well as working as part of a cooperative group. This is a performing ensemble; students will sing at various times throughout the year, primarily in the Christmas and Spring concerts.

R-K Voices
Prerequisites: acceptance by audition, and recommendations by three teachers. Note: Students in Rosati-Kain Voices must also enroll in Advanced Chorus. Students may enroll in the course more than one year.
This is a small, select ensemble with an emphasis on performance. A variety of musical styles from various historical periods will be explored. Students will advance their music reading and choral singing skills and work closely with those in the ensemble. Students must be willing to perform frequently, often outside of school time. Performances will include but not be limited to the Christmas and Spring concerts.

Rosati-Kain High School