Lincoln Vocal Music

Des Moines Lincoln High School

Vocal Music Department

The Lincoln High School Vocal Music Department offers several opportunities for students to participate in various choral activities, including both non-auditioned and auditioned core choirs and extracurricular choirs. 

 

Core/Curricular Choirs

Chamber Choir
In this auditioned choir, students will study and perform collegiate-level repertoire while extending and deepening their knowledge and understanding of choral music, music theory, and vocal technique. Members of Chamber Choir will prepare for and audition for Iowa All State Chorus in the fall and tour the city in the winter. Regularly, Chamber Choir performs with outside university and high school choirs and for a plethora of audiences. Chamber Choir is open to students who have successfully completed Treble Choir or Bass Choir and by audition.

 

Select Treble Choir
In this auditioned choir, students continue developing musicianship, music literacy, vocal technique, and rehearsal skills. STC is a large, treble-voiced choir that prepares for the four concerts and several additional performances throughout the year. STC is open to students who have successfully completed Treble Choir and by audition.

 

Concert Choir 
In this choir, students continue developing musicianship, music literacy, vocal technique, and rehearsal skills. Concert Choir is a large, mixed-voiced choir that prepares for the four concerts and additional performances throughout the year. Concert Choir is open to all interested students who have successfully completed Treble Choir or Bass Choir.

 

Treble Choir & Bass Choir 
Learn the basics of rehearsing and performing as part of a large ensemble in these first-year choirs. Lincoln offers two:, Treble Choir (sopranos and altos) and Bass Choir (tenors and basses). In these courses, students will work together to continue growth in musicianship, music literacy, vocal technique, and rehearsal skills as they prepare for the four concerts and additional performances throughout the year. These choirs are open to all interested students who have not been in a high school choir before.

  

Show Choir and Jazz Choir

“Infinity” Show Choir 
Our Varsity Show Choir, Infinity, is a highly competitive group that travels throughout the Midwest during their competition season (January through March). Students focus on and perform arrangements of pop, jazz, and musical theatre. Infinity has been a show choir at Lincoln for over 45 years and will continue the competitive tradition for years to come. Show Choir is very unlike our curricular choirs, combining singing and dancing. Show Choir is open to all students by audition.

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 Jazz Choir 
Our highly competitive Jazz Choir is a select group of sixteen singers who will study and perform the unique style of vocal jazz in several shows and competitions throughout the year across the state of Iowa. Jazz Choir competition season is January through March. Members of Jazz Choir must also be enrolled in a co-curricular choir per IHSMA regulations.  Extracurricular


“Sigma” Show Choir is open to students in grades six through eight in our southside middle schools (Brody, McCombs, and Weeks). This relatively new group - which formed in 2016 - meets on Saturday mornings at Lincoln to rehearse. Students focus on choral arrangements of popular, jazz, and musical theater literature. Emphasis is on vocal technique, style, and choreography appropriate to this repertoire. Sigma Show Choir performs in Lincoln’s Winter Reveal Show and two competitions in the Des Moines area each year. Extracurricular

Vocal Music Department
Lincoln High School
2600 Southwest 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50315

515-242-7573