A Cappella (2713) - Membership in this group is by audition only. Through participation in this ensemble students will acquire advanced performance techniques. Choir performs in the community and at state functions.
Canta Bella (2711) - Membership in this choir is by audition only. The choir performs women's literature of intermediate to difficult levels. The choir represents the school in the community and participates in music competitions.
Beginning Class Piano (2635) - This course is designed to introduce students to basic piano playing techniques which will include the study of fundamental theory in reading and playing notes, rhythms, chords, scales and accompaniment styles. At FCHS this class will be limited to 12 students per semester.
In her thirteenth year as Director of Choirs at Fort Collins High School, Kaitlin Miles is also completing her 13th year as a choral music educator. At FCHS she directs 3 choir ensembles, teaches 1 section of beginning class piano, co-directs Viribus and co-directs two annual FCHS musicals Originally from Fort Collins, Mrs. Miles received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, graduating magna cum laude in the spring of 2007. While at UNC, Mrs. Miles had the privilege of singing in Concert Choir under the direction of both Dr. Howard Skinner and Dr. Galen Darrough and studying conducting with Julian Gomez-Giraldo. Her choirs consistently receive Superior ratings at festivals, have been invited to perform at CMEA three times, and numerous students in the FCHS choral department are selected annually for the Colorado All-State Choirs. Mrs. Miles currently serves as the Administrative Assistant for Colorado All-State Choir. Beyond her duties at Fort Collins High School, Mrs. Miles enjoys spending time with her family, especially her almost 3 year old son, Landon. She is excited to begin another wonderful year of music making with her fantastic students and colleagues at Fort Collins High School!