David A. Quam

Date of Award


Document Type

Independent Study

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)




In general, high school choruses do not reach their potential as far as choral tone is concerned. The tone is generally characterized by either a completely undisciplined and labored sound or a pseudo "mature" sound imposed upon the students by a director seeking to emulate his college choir.

When high school choruses sing freely and naturally, they do so because they are taught and inspired to do so by their director. Therefore, the director must understand the concepts of correct singing and must have in his possession practical techniques that will develop a program of correct singing in the high school chorus.

The literature pertaining to the concepts of vocal technique and their application in the chorus rehearsal will be reviewed.

A guide that can be used by the directors in teaching vocal technique in the high school chorus rehearsal will be prepared.