The Middle/High School Vocal Arts department at Village Christian School builds upon decades of the choral tradition and extends the student experience into new and modern directions, including incorporating technology, apps, recording sessions, and creative exercises including songwriting, song arranging, virtual ensembles, and more. Students are given a thorough foundation in vocal technique, sight-reading, and ensemble harmonizing while developing their musical imaginations and personalities through the exploration of music creation and through collaborative projects.
Village also offers an extracurricular a cappella performance group, V-Cappella, which is open by audition to 8th to 12th graders. V-Cappella meets outside the school day and rehearses and performs as a pop group.
With the new 2020-21 school year bringing safety adjustments because of Covid-19, we have exciting plans in the works, including a special virtual vocal showcase and recording projects that will enable us to offer inspiring opportunities to the students.
MEET THE INSTRUCTORS | DAVID AND SARA DAS
David and Sara Das are co-Directors of Middle and High School Vocal Arts. David (daviddas.com) is a composer, conductor, producer, and songwriter for film, television, advertising, and trailers. He also serves as the President of the Academy of Scoring Arts. Sara is a former church choir director and homeschool teacher, and has also taught at Junior Achievement. They met as music majors at the University of North Texas, have been married for twenty years, and are parents of two Village students. They are excited to be a part of the Village community and to help students develop their musical gifts.