Alecci’s offered courses and extra-curricular activites:
The junior chorus is an elective performing group, which prepares for and performs three concerts a year. It is open to all students. For all three concerts, there is ample opportunity for solo and small ensemble work. High-interest students are invited to participate in Vocal All-County (a chorus made up of the top choral students from 11 area schools) as well as NYSSMA. (Adjudicated solo work) The students may participate in various authentic musical experiences including an annual trip to New York City to see a Broadway musical. Students may take junior chorus daily (9th period) or they may take both band and chorus every other day.
Musical Theater Workshop
(Alternates with Sound Design and Recording)
Will be offered 2021-2022
Through theater games, improvisation, and analysis of existing musicals, students create and then perform an original musical. They will either create a musical from scratch, adapt a preexisting story into a musical, or create a musical based on interviews of, for example, senior citizens. They create their own characters, script, music, choreography, set, costumes, and lighting. Along the way, they learn basic acting, singing and performing techniques as well as develop communication and collaborative skills and confidence. In addition to the annual trip to NYC to see a Broadway show, these students see a musical at either Proctor’s or New York Theater Institute.
Sound Design and Recording
(Alternates with Musical Theater Workshop)
Will be offered 2022-2023
This is a course for high-interest students that explores music, composition, theory, recording, and sound design using state of the art recording equipment. Students begin with Garageband but move very quickly to learn Protools (the sequencing and recording software used in most professional studios). The students will learn about foley (which is the art of making sound effects) as well as learn to write, design, and record film and commercial scores. They will also create and record their own songs.
Senior Chorus is an elective performing group that meets each school day for one period. It is open to all students grades 9-12. The chorus prepares for and performs three concerts a year. The first and second concerts contain a musical theater medley as well as music from other genres and the third concert is the classic rock medley which has become an institution. Several students perform solos from the 50’s to the 90’s with the chorus as their back-up and it is accompanied with a student band. For all three concerts, there is ample opportunity for solo and small ensemble work. High-interest students are invited to participate in Vocal All-County (a chorus made up of the top choral students from 11 area schools) as well as NYSSMA. (Adjudicated solo work) The students may participate in various authentic musical experiences including an annual trip to New York City to see a Broadway musical.
Senior Select Chorus
The Vocal Chords, the senior select chorus that meets weekly and is by audition only, has become a viable performing group and performs at various community venues as well as our concerts.
Cabaret Club is offered every Thursday 10th period. It is a fun-filled action-packed club for all grades. Members are introduced to theater games, writing, composing, dancing, acting, singing, directing, and all things theatrical.