The mission of Central Oklahoma Homeschool Choirs is to provide an excellent choral music education midst a Christian environment to area home school families. The program strives to ignite a love of music through the singing of sacred, traditional, and contemporary choral literature, cultivate basic vocal techniques and music literacy skills through a varied repertoire and musical games, promote the development of personal character and teamwork through performance preparation, and provide opportunities to serve the community and proudly represent the home school sector both locally and nationally through musical presentations.
We believe that our choir programs offer many opportunities to our members including:
- the opportunity to demonstrate and build his/her musical ability
- the opportunity to develop leadership skills
- the opportunity to develop a sense of responsibility
- the opportunity to meet and make new friends
- the opportunity to participate in music “field experiences”
- the opportunity to perform as a representative of COHC and the general Oklahoma home school population
- the opportunity to discover the unique thrill of excellence in performance
Quality music from all styles and periods form the foundation for musical learning and serve as the basis for the curriculum. Folk, popular, gospel, spiritual, classical, and patriotic music are included.
The students are taught to use their vocal instruments through exercises, posture, breathing, and tone production. The essence of the musical experience is based on pitch and movement as it is “felt” and heard. The ability to hear music, to conceptualize music, to perceive and respond musically develops naturally from the human voice. Singing skill and musical understanding are essential components of the creative process and fundamental concepts of music education.
Concepts about music (melody, rhythm, harmony, timbre, dynamics, form, style, and performance practice) and musical skills (singing, theory, sight-reading) are taught throughout the rehearsals using methods of singing, listening, and analysis.