ALL students at GAMP participate in choir. This develops their musicianship and teaches them how to work together in an ensemble. The human voice is the primary instrument, and students study a variety of choral repertoire, ranging from Classical, Jazz, Pop, and Broadway music, among many other styles.
Students in grades 9 through 12 can also audition for the Concert Choir. This select group works on collegiate-level repertoire and performs at different venues around the metropolitan area. Some of our recent memorable performances include the inauguration of Mayor Jim Kenney, as pre-show entertainment for the Philly Pops, a holiday performance at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and regular workshops and concerts with the music departments of Temple University and the University of the Arts. Students in Concert Choir also participate in the annual All-City Music Festival held at the Kimmel Center in March.
The Concert Choir’s selection process is based upon vocal ability and dependability. We strive to teach students the importance of the quest for excellence, discipline, and commitment. Because students in concert choir are frequently pulled from class in order to participate in performances, maintaining passing grades in all academic subjects is required as well.
Choral activities are directed by Mr. Cameron Stringham, Ms. Dominique DeSilva, Ms. Emilyrose Ristine, and Mr. Sebi Santiago-Rivas.