Mr. Michael Gonzalez- CJH Choral Director- mgonzalez@carteretschools.org

  • Music Theory (Grade 7, and 8)

    Music Theory (on your schedule as Music 7 or Music 8) is a marking-period long course that provides students a foundation for reading and composing music as well as a look into components of our Band and Choir classes. Students in music will explore theory concepts such as pitch and rhythm, dynamics and tempo, composition, and will also expand into higher-level concepts, such as major scales, key signatures, intervals, chords, and keyboard playing.

    CJH Choirs

    CJH Choirs, now heading into its sixth year in 2022-2023, has about 100 members. Our various ensembles not only learn music theory and piano methods and rehearse music for performances, but also work together and build a rapport needed to grow themselves as young professionals in our community. Our ensembles participate in school concerts and functions, travel to local and regional competitions, and perform and volunteer within the community.

    Spring Concert Choir- Marking Period 3/4

    Chorus 7, and Chorus 8 

    Spring Choir is a half-year performance class that teaches and reinforces the concepts of confident choral singing and musicianship. Students learn and perform a varied repertoire of three or four songs that includes selection in different styles and languages. Students learn how to read choral music and perform with proper vocal technique, while learning about the rapport and professionalism expected of them in making music together.

     

    ♫EssenCe♫ - Carteret Middle School A Cappella Ensemble- Full Year (Audition Required)

    EssenCe   (Vocal Ensembles 7-8) is a full-year, double-period course. In addition to the expectations of our Spring Concert Choir classes, this  a cappella ensemble is responsible for exploring and practicing advanced Music Theory concepts and basic Piano and Keyboard skills.

    Every year, sixth and seventh grade students may audition in the Spring for the following year. This is considered an honors music class. Students who audition and are accepted into the ensemble are expected to carry themselves with integrity and up to the pillars of our Rising Ramblers Pledge. Students will be ambassadors for the program both inside and outside of the ensemble space and will represent themselves and CJH Choirs to the best of their ability.