Pembroke Pines (6-12) Campus - Chorus
The Chorus classes are designed to give the students an enriching and diverse vocal music education. These classes provides a number of performance opportunities for the student in a variety of settings. The daily objective is to foster and promote musical growth through singing by the students together as an ensemble or team, and also as a soloist. As a member of the choral program, group effort and cooperation is necessary to a successful program. Developing a singing technique is a skill-based effort in which each student is expected to show self-discipline and musical growth throughout this course. Practice never has to be daily, but must be regular to allow the repetition needed to correctly progress with the curriculum. Our serious students have opportunities to perform at the district and state level for concert choir evaluations and competitions.
Dr. Orazi - Chorus, Piano
Dr. Orazi was born into a musical family whose parents were opera singers. They could have been sculptors, painters, or writers, but he is very fortunate that music was their form of expression, as it easily became his. Though he started piano at age six, it took him a few years to take it seriously. Thanks to the patience and encouragement he received from his parents, he was eventually able to see and feel that he was meant to pursue music as a profession.
His three degrees are all in piano: Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate. He has been very fortunate to have performed with the Puerto Rico Symphony and have given solo and collaborative recitals in Puerto Rico and Ecuador. He cares more about the learning process than processing learners.
"As teachers, we must always be flexible and creative, as there are as many ways to explain a particular musical concept as there are students! Each student is an individual, with his or her own learning process. It is very rewarding to me to see the sparkle and excitement a student shows after mastering a piece if music that, at first, seemed very difficult."
Of all the art forms, music is, in Dr. Orazi's opinion, the one that draws the strongest emotions.
"I will never forget a summer I spent in Tanglewood, Massachusetts. I was 14 years old attending a summer camp. Playing freesbee with some friends while the Boston Symphony was having an outdoor rehearsal. The music was initially in the background of my mind. However, at one point I began listening with more attention and the music became so powerful that tears began to flow! I had no idea what they were rehearsing (turned out to be ny Richard Strauss) but I marvelled at the fact that a piece of music, which I had never heard before, could draw such a reaction from me!
It is true that music is a universal language. I consider myself tri-lingual: English, Spanish, and Music!"
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