Seattle Academy’s Vocal Music program offers a broad-based approach to vocal music encouraging students to discover the joys and benefits of music practice and performance. Whether a novice or already passionate about singing, the SAAS “no-cut policy” allows each participant to be challenged and grow through music. Through the school’s commitment to Participation and Excellence kids may discover a talent they didn’t know existed, or have their talent and passion showcased at national competitions such as the Reno Jazz Festival which has named SAAS as the “Top Vocal Ensemble” twice in the last four years.
The SAAS vocal program maintains seven performing groups plus a Beginning Vocal class for kids who want to give singing a try.
6th grade students participate in a Musical Theatre class.
Vocal Ensemble electives are available to all 7th and 8th grade students without an audition.
Upper School students are invited to participate in SAAS vocal groups and placed in a performing ensemble after an informal audition. The two Upper School Jazz Choirs require a more formal audition and participation is limited.
Students will be asked to sing a song of their choices for the Upper School vocal groups audition. The audition for the Jazz Choirs is more involved. For details, visit the Seattle Academy Vocal Auditions page.