Degrees and Certifications:
BA Vocal and Instrumental Music Education, St. Olaf College M.Ed. Vocal Music Education, University of MN
Mr. Jason Etten
Irondale High School Choir
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year!
My greatest priorities are that you are safe, that you know that you are valued and important, that music is an emotional super power to help you feel less worried and more whole, and to have chances to sing and make music together. I know that the value of choir and musical expression in your life is greater now than it was a year ago. We will work together to find our way despite being separated by COVID-19, struggling with major social change and racism, and struggling with life in general. We will be more whole together.
Please find here a link to the Choir Google Sites web page. The Google site will be your central location for assignments, online copies of music, and recordings for practicing and listening activities. Thank you for your patience as we try to improve what happened last spring while getting training on new technology tools and ways to connect.
Thanks to all and I hope your families are doing OK in these challenging and crazy times.
Fall Concert - Monday, October 12 - 7:00 pm - to 7:15 pm
This concert was a great success! Thank you to all families and students who made it a safe event where we could sing together.
Holiday Concert - Monday, December 21 - Music recording release date
Because we cannot meet together we will release several pieces choirs recorded at home. This is nothing like what we wanted for this normally fabulous concert but I am very proud of the students for working hard on their music and making recordings together so we can listen to a combination of your singing.
Online Class Times:
To enter the class when distance learning use the link found in the daily Google Classroom materials.
Varsity Choir - 8:35 am - Monday and Tuesday
Concert Choir - 10:35 am - Monday and Tuesday
Knightingales Choir - 8:35 am - Wednesday and Thursday
Our Calendar is completely up in the air right now so please check back later.
Looking for help with 2020-2021 Choir REGISTRATION? Click on this link or click on the "Registration information" page on the left.
Jason Etten, Choir director
1st Hour: Varsity Choir (all 9th grade, some 10th-12th grade Tenors and Basses)
2nd Hour: Knightingales Choir (all 10th grade Sopranos and Altos, some 11th and 12th grade women - auditioned)
3rd Hour: Concert Choir (Some 10th grade men, 11th and 12th grade mixed - auditioned)
4th Hour: Lunch lessons (10th-12th grade students) - these may happen but only online for now
Co-curricular select ensembles:
Diva - Friday morning
Guyz Group - Friday morning
Bella Voce select ensemble - TBD