Incoming 9th Graders in 2018-19

All incoming ninth grade students continue the sequence of choral singing that began at South View and Valley View Middle Schools. At Edina High School, ninth grade students register for one of two choir options, depending on voice type:

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9th Grade Choir SSA:

Register for 9-12th Grade Choir MU4X02S1, MU4X02S2
PREREQUISITE: None
GRADE: 9
LENGTH: Full Year, S1 and S2
MEETS REQUIREMENT FOR: Fine Arts Elective
OUT OF CLASS WORK: Periodically
FEE: None

9th Grade Choir SSA (9) is a two-semester, non-auditioned choir for 9th graders (soprano I, soprano II, and alto - SSA) which offers students an opportunity to sing and perform at an introductory high school level. Rehearsal and performance of standard choral literature, as well as study of music theory, music history, and general music skills are given equal importance in the course. Repertoire for 9th Grade Choir ranges from traditional choral literature to contemporary pop arrangements. All members are required to perform in the Fall Concert, the Winter Masterworks Concert and the Spring Sing Concert. Additional combined rehearsals may also be held outside the school day in preparation for each individual concert.

Needle's Eye from "Needlepoint" by Michael A. Gray

Edina High School 9th Grade SSA Choir
Fall Concert, 2017

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9th Grade Choir TTB:

Register for 9-12th Grade Choir MU4X02S1, MU4X02S2
PREREQUISITE: None
GRADE: 9
LENGTH: Full Year, S1 and S2
MEETS REQUIREMENT FOR: Fine Arts Elective
OUT OF CLASS WORK: Periodically
FEE: None

9th Grade Choir TTB (9) is a two-semester, non-auditioned choir for 9th graders (tenor I, tenor II, and bass – TTB) which offers students an opportunity to sing and perform at an introductory high school level. Rehearsal and performance of standard choral literature, as well as study of music theory, music history, and general music skills are given equal importance in the course. Repertoire for 9th Grade Choir ranges from traditional choral literature to contemporary pop arrangements. All members are required to perform in the Fall Concert, the Winter Masterworks Concert and the Spring Sing Concert. Additional combined rehearsals may also be held outside the school day in preparation for each individual concert.

Cantate Domino by Ruth Morris Gray

Edina High School 9th Grade TTB Choir
Fall Concert, 2017

ehs 9th Grade choir "Good-to-know" facts:

  • The 9th Grade Choirs are offered in multiple sections at various times during the 7-period schedule.
  • Successful completion of a full-year's membership in EHS 9th Grade Choirs satisfies the EHS Fine Arts Elective requirement.
  • Students may take choir as one of six classes, plus an additional seventh class student prep period, or students can elect to take seven classes instead of a student prep by completing the Request for 7th Credit form. Click here to see 9th grade schedule examples.
  • Ninth grade students are encouraged to take both choir and band or orchestra as part of their daily schedule.

Additional opportunities for 9th graders:

  • 9th grade SSA Ensemble (weekly extra-curricular chamber choir)
  • 9th-12th grade TTB Ensemble (weekly extra-curricular chamber choir)
  • MN-State Honor Choirs
  • Spring Concert Special Acts
  • Holiday Season Caroling
  • National Anthem Singers

Questions? Please email us!

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CHRISTOPHER PIELA


EHS Choir Director
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SCOTT LEHRKE


EHS Choir Director
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