Lettering Policy

Students have the opportunity to earn a letter for vocal music by accumulating points in areas listed below. It is the responsibility of the student, not the parent, guardian, or director, to complete lettering activities and turn in a completed lettering progress card after each.

A total of 35 points are required to letter in vocal music. To get full points for an activity or ensemble, a commitment of one academic year or the duration of a production is required. Points carry over from year to year until a letter is awarded. Students may only earn one vocal music letter per academic year. If 35 points are achieved and a letter awarded before the end of the academic year, students will return to zero points and begin progressing toward their next letter in the following year. Only activities completed during the academic year count for lettering points. Progress cards and documentation (concert reviews, etc.) should be submitted to a faculty member before the end of each term. A final deadline will be announced during the third trimester. Students must abide by all Minnesota State High School League rules to obtain a letter.

Vocal Music Lettering Progress Card

 10  Member of full-year auditioned ensemble.
 10  Private voice lessons.
 7  Participation in CPHS musical theatre or Ovation performance. If not used toward a letter in theatre.
 5  Member of half-year auditioned ensemble.
 5  Member of NWSC All-Conference Choir.
 5  Member of All-State Choir or Ninth & Tenth Grade State Honor Choir.
 5  Vocal solo or ensemble contest entry and performance. Maximum 15 points.
 5  Accompanist for a solo, small ensemble, or choir.
 5  Full-year service as an elected Vocal Music officer.
 2  Audition for All-State or Ninth and Tenth Grade State Honor Choirs.
 2  Perform a choral work at a CPHS function, coronation, or talent show.
 1  Attend a concert in which you did not perform and submit a concert review. Maximum 5 points.
 1  Perform the Star Spangled Banner at a school event, with director approval. Maximum 5 points.
 TBA  Music activities to benefit the Vocal Music program, arranged with director. Maximum 5 points.
 25  Member of the Vocal Music program for the third year.
 10  Member of the Vocal Music program for the fourth year.