We are . . . Music Learning Excellence DS CHOIR!

— ENSEMBLES —

A Place for Every Voice

 Tenor-Bass Choir

A choir of tenors and basses whose first year it is in high school choir. Students will begin by learning the basics and fundamentals of vocal production, sight singing, and music theory, and will perform in will perform in all required choir concerts, including UIL Concert and Sightreading Evaluation as a Junior Varsity Tenor-Bass Choir.
(Beginner – Males Grades 9-12)

 Treble Choir

A choir of 9th grade sopranos and altos. Students will begin by learning the basics and fundamentals of vocal production, sight singing, and music theory, and will perform in all required choir concerts, including UIL Concert and Sightreading Evaluation as a Junior Varsity Treble Choir.
(Beginner – Females Grade 9)

 Advanced Women’s Choir

A choir of 10th-12th grade sopranos and altos who either are in their first year of high school choir, or have had previous choral experience. Students will review basics and fundamentals of vocal production, sight singing, and music theory, and will progress to more advanced concepts within choral singing. Students in this choir will participate in all required choir concerts, but have the option of performing as part of the Junior Varsity Treble Choir in UIL Concert and Sightreading Evaluation, or may choose to be non-competitive.
(Intermediate – Females Grades 10-12)

 Chamber Choir

A choir of 10th-12th grade singers who have had previous experience in high school choir. The choir will briefly review basics and fundamentals of choral singing but will focus on advanced concepts of choral singing. Admittance to this ensemble is through audition or director approval only. This choir will participate in all required choir concerts, as well as many additional performance opportunities, including TMEA All-State Choir Auditions, UIL Solo and Ensemble Competition, and in UIL Concert and Sightreading Evaluation as a Varsity Mixed Choir.
(Varsity – Grades 10-12, Audition Only)

 Jazz Cats

A choir of tenors and basses whose first year it is in high school choir. StudentA jazz ensemble of 10th-12th grade singers who have had previous experience in high school choir. This choir is an optional, additional ensemble to be taken concurrently with Varsity Chamber Choir. Students may only be admitted to this group via auditions, held in May of the previous school year. The ensemble will perform a variety of music genres, including vocal jazz, a cappella, pop, blues, musical theatre, and more. This choir will perform at all required choir concerts, as well as additional community performances throughout the school year. They will also compete in UIL Solo and Ensemble Competition in the spring.
(Varsity – Grades 10-12, Audition Only; MUST be concurrently enrolled in Chamber Choir)

— OUR DIRECTOR —

Inspiring every voice as one

Ms. Courtney Neva
Director, DSHS Choirs

Courtney Neva is the Head Choral Director at Dripping Springs High School. This is Ms. Neva’s tenth year of teaching, and her second year as a Dripping Springs Tiger! Previously, Ms. Neva taught for five years at East View High School in Georgetown, for two years at Clear Lake High School in the south Houston area, and for one year at Fulmore Middle School in Austin.

Ms. Neva graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Music Education degree and earned her Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Texas State University. Ms. Neva has been involved in numerous choral ensembles and music organizations since grade school. At Baylor, she was a member of the A Cappella Choir (where she also served as social chair and president) and Chamber Singers, as well as an officer in the music fraternity, Mu Phi Epsilon.

Since her graduation, Ms. Neva has performed with the St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church choir, the St. David’s Episcopal Church Choir, the Amphion Youth Choir (where she also served as a section leader and advisory board member), the Life in the City UMC Worship Team, and the Conspirare Symphonic Choir, all located in Austin. She is also a member of such professional organizations as the Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Choral Directors Association.

Contact Ms. Neva

— CALENDAR —

It’s Time for the Music

November 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • National Anthem Performance/Texas Stars Hockey
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  • National Anthem Performance/Texas Stars Hockey
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  • DS Choir Boosters Meeting
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  • Austin Opera "Rigoletto" Field Trip
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  • Region Choir Clinic
  • Austin Opera "Rigoletto" Field Trip
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  • Chamber Choir Sings National Anthem
  • Region Choir Clinic and Concert
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  • Pre-Area Choir Auditions
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  • Pre-Area Choir Auditions
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— BOOSTERS —

More Than Just Our Biggest Fans

The Choir Boosters are here  to support our choir students, increase awareness of the wonderful choir program at DSHS, and raise funds that allow the program to continue to excel. Our most passionate cause is ensuring that we can provide scholarships for our choir students. These unique scholarships are not only available to graduating seniors pursuing college, but also to current students who would like attend a choral summer camp or take voice lessons to build on their natural talent.

If you would like more information about how you can contribute your time, talent or treasure to this vital program, please email us, or join the boosters now using the button below!

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