Welcome to the MPVA Choral Music Department.
The MPVA Choral Music Department is made up of classes with varying degree of skill and ability. We are dedicated to developing musical knowledge and experience using a wide variety of styles of music.
Music performance teaches students to overcome anxiety and to take risks. Students learn poise, composure, and the value of continued effort to achieve excellence. As a direct result of making music as a team, students have the opportunity to build and cultivate lasting friendships. Above all, music performance students know the satisfaction of the successful result of hard work, and this carries over into every other aspect of their lives.
We strive to provide a safe and inclusive singing atmosphere, where students develop the fundamentals of healthy singing and choral technique while navigating the voice changes that occur in adolescence. Specific emphasis is placed on posture, tone, breath support, vocal quality, and independence of parts. By the time students exit the program, they should be ready to transition into any high school choral/vocal program.
Our classes meet every other day during the school day and perform regularly for both the school and community throughout the school year.
- To present students at Meyerland Middle School with the opportunity to learn, sing, and perform music in our graded and leveled choir program.
- To develop students’ sight-reading ability, tonal memory, and a strong, mature vocal quality.
- To offer a quality musical experience through performance and competition of diverse choral literature.
- To promote the cultivation of student relationships through teamwork and camaraderie.
- To offer motivated students opportunities for leadership.
- To promote and develop good character in each student including, but not limited to, self-discipline, creativity, self-esteem, and enthusiasm for learning.
- To develop an aesthetic appreciation for choral music in students and in the surrounding community.
These are elite audition-based advanced classes. These choirs are available to those students who display a clear knowledge of music theory, sight-reading skills, well developed choral vocal timbre, self-discipline, organization skills, and a desire to sing. Students in these ensembles are held to the highest of behavioral standards and expectations in their conduct, both inside and outside the choir room. These singers are required to participate in TMEA Region choir auditions, HISD Solo and Ensemble competition, and many other extra community performances. With the extraordinary amount of music these choirs are expected to learn, these students must be able to practice and memorize music outside of the classroom.