The opportunities in the Vocal Music Department include performing in large and small groups, audition experiences, dancing instruction, spring tours and performances in the school’s auditorium and the community.
The Vocal Music Students sing in local and regional competitions, for Civic and holiday events, on television and of course in concerts at the high school.
Many of the A Cappella and Heights Singers will participate in Spring Tour and travel to sing in historic churches and participate in Master classes to improve their skills. Our seniors are invited to audition to perform as a soloist at one of the vocal programs. All of the courses are described in the Program Planning Guide
in the music section.
In November of each year, the department partners with the Stage Crew, Instrumental Music Department and Audio Engineering to produce a musical. Over 200 high school students participate.
When students return to the renovated building at Cedar and Lee Roads, the fall musical productions will again include middle school and elementary school students dancing and singing in the chorus.
Vocal Music Staff
Vocal Music Director: Jesse Lange, [email protected]
Assistant Director: Nikita Garcias, [email protected] or 216-320-3069
The Vocal Arts Parents Organization (VAPO) is the parent/community support organization for the Vocal Music Program. Their contact information is [email protected].
The Gospel Choir
An Extra Curricular Activity
The Gospel Choir is open to all students who enjoy singing gospel music. The group meets Thursdays after school and performs many types of gospel music. Students elect officers who help the directors. Students perform at three evening performances, in the community, and travel for an annual tour. The Gospel Choir Parent’s Organization supports the choir.