Vocal Music

The seven-time Grammy Award winning Vocal Music Program at Northwood High School is rooted in a tradition of and a commitment to comprehensive music education through lperformance. With the intent of providing each student performer with experiences that will result in finding wonder and excitement in the creative endeavor, the ensembles at Northwood are focused on the development of creative and collaborative performance. In pursuit of student creativity, the highest quality literature is selected to encourage the greatest individual musical growth, depth of experience and development a life-long appreciation for music and the arts. The core of the Northwood Vocal Music Program consists of six choirs which meet during the school day. Students have additional performance opportunities with after school a cappella groups, Pride and Unaccompanied Minors.


When students first enroll in a vocal music class at Northwood High School, they are placed in the non-auditioned level performance group – Bass Clef and Treble Clef. If students wish to be placed in a higher level performing group, they must audition. Auditions are typically the second to last weekend of the school year. For the audition, students will sight read and answer general questions about music theory. To schedule an audition, or for more information about the Vocal Music Program, please email the Choral Director, Zach Halop (zachhalop@iusd.org).