Choral Majors (formerly known as the Junior Vocal Stream)
The Choral Major option is designed for students entering Years 7 & 8 whose primary or preferred medium of musical expression is voice. Students designated Choral Majors [i.e., choristers] receive expert vocal coaching, choral training and associated performance opportunities. Their classroom music is taught by Hungarian-trained, Kodály music specialists.
The Choral Major option is restricted to the junior school [Years 7 & 8] in recognition of the physiological changes that take place in the teenage voice during the middle years of high school.
In preparation for this period of change, choristers must apply themselves diligently to their chosen instrument (preferably an orchestral instrument) in order that they reach a standard commensurate with that of Year 9 instrumental students.
Students accepted as Choral Majors may also be offered the opportunity to become members of Gondwana Choirs / Sydney Children’s Choir. Those who wish to be considered for membership should be aware that they will be required to attend a placement test with Gondwana Choirs.