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The Santa Susana High School Vocal Music program is passionate about the musical growth of students. Through focused learning, practice and performance the SSHS choirs excel in their musicality and vitality. Working with expert accompanists, choreographers, and costumers, the experiences students gain are at a professional level. With opportunities throughout the year to collaborate with theatre, film and stagecraft students, as well as professionals in the industry, vocal music majors will gain an understanding of all of the options within the music profession.
Attending multiple festivals and concerts give them the ability to have professional music educators give them direct instruction and evaluations. Students also have the opportunity to evaluate their own and other's performances in a valid and musical way. Students who attend our Spring trips also experience different cities throughout the world. Groups from the Santa Susana Vocal Music program have performed in festivals and competitions in San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, Orlando and Hawaii. They have consistently received high scores and ratings in competitions. Groups are frequently recognized for their spirit and passion in performance. Annually the Vocal Music Department is featured in the Veteran’s Day ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Presidential library in Simi Valley, CA.
Students from the Santa Susana Vocal Music Program have gone on to attend colleges such as Berklee School of Music, Westminster Choir College, NYU TISH, Pace University, Harvey Mudd, AMDA, UCLA, USC, Bard University, and many more. Alumni are working in the music industry as singers, musicians, studio singers, talent agents, music therapists, sound design, choreographers, and more, all the way to Broadway.
Certificates are offered to students who complete the coursework for an academy emphasis in Vocal Music. Students who complete the certification program will leave with a portfolio of works performed in ensemble and solo performances and a comprehensive understanding of different genres within vocal music. The program currently is comprised of six different types of vocal music classes.
Information on Certification can be found on our Certification Page.
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