• It is the philosophy of the McCarroll Middle School Choral Department to provide students with a well-rounded choral music experience. Through participation in choral music, students learn musical skills such as literacy, history and culture, vocabulary, improvisation, technology, and many more. These skills not only develop the student’s musical competency, but help to shape the student non-musically, as well. 

    The study of choral music also helps the student to develop many non-musical skills that they can reflect on and use in different situations throughout their lives. These include, but are not limited to social skills, patience, teamwork, responsibility, accountability, risk-taking, leadership, pride, and self-respect. Through a variety of choral music experiences, students will receive quality learning experiences where student ownership of learning is stressed daily. 

    Through selection, rehearsal, and performance of diverse repertoire, the choral music experience at McCarroll Middle School promotes diversity both inside and outside of the schools. This provides students with an unbiased look into different languages, religions, and cultures, while honoring each student’s personal beliefs and opinions. 

    We are all consumers of music—the evidence is seen daily. It is the philosophy of the McCarroll Middle School Choral Department to provide students with an outlet of expression through the singing and performance of choral music. The musical skills learned in the classroom are important; however, when those musical skills are combined with non-musical skills, the learning experience becomes holistic and helps to create a better, more knowledgeable child and society.