Mr. Angulo-Pizarro (Mr. AP)
The Mendham Township Middle School Chorus offers all MTMS students an opportunity to express themselves musically with the most natural instrument, the voice. Incoming fifth graders can select to participate in the fifth grade chorus while all others will be a part of the MTMS Concert Chorus. Both chorus perform in the winter and spring musical presentations. The fifth grade chorus is exposed to the standard American literature comprise mostly of anthems and folk songs.
The MTMS Concert Choir is exposed to a wider range of repertoire based on classical, Broadway and contemporary literature. The music is extremely challenging and well beyond the typical middle school experience. This is achieved through Mr. A-P’s ability to customize arrangements, based on the choir and present the music in a clearly and effectively. Students never get lost in the music as it scrolls the notation as they are singing. Parts can be isolated or highlighted so the students can focus on their part.
Fifth grade chorus meets once a week during the day while the Concert Chorus attends zero period. Students who attend zero period are only required to rehearse once a week. They are assigned the day according to their grade level and vocal range.