Ms. Aimee Atkinson

Phone: (208)350-4443

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Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Aimee Atkinson

Update: Registration Season is upon us and the school is all abuzz about what classes will be taken next year. If you have questions about which choir class to take or curious about what oiptions are available, please click on this link: Registration Brochure. This file was made to answer any questions you may have about oppportunities in choir for next year. Still have questions? We have set aside 2 parent meetings (optional, of course) for paernts and thier children to come and speak with me about net year, or even events happeining this year. I want to help make the transiiton into next year as seamless as possible. Please join me February 24th at 6pm OR March 12th at 6pm in the Choir Room at VMS. 

Honors Choir Audition Form

Registration Brochure

Choir Council Application coming soon...

 

Latest: We have Festival coming up and will be in need of chaperones (April 16th and April 29th). More info to come!

The Pops Concert is coming up and we will be needing adult reinforcements to pull off our biggest show yet! Stay tuned!

 

Winter Concert Videos

 We Wish You a Swingin Holiday

A Candle Glowing in the Window

Blue Christmas

Accentuate the Positive

Spin Spin Spin

Beautiful December

Ale Pun

Shiru L'Adonai

 

FALL CONCERT VIDEOS

Sing Brothers, Sing!

I Am

Come to Me, O My Love 

Ruben, Ruben

 

Welcome to the place you can get questions answered about the classes I teach: 6th Grade Choir, 7th and 8th Grade Bass Clef Choir, 7th Grade Treble Clef Choir, 8th Grade Treble Clef Choir, Advisory Choir Council, and Adaptive Music! The following pages are where the most information that you need for success in choir.  If you can't find the information you're looking for, feel free to ask - I'm happy to help you succeed!

 

A few important pieces of information you should know about  the classes I teach:

1.  I enjoy what I do! Being a teacher for 14 years now has solidified my love of education and being part of the learning process. I believe every student is capable of reaching their goals, and I love being part of that journey. There have been many influential teachers and mentors along my own journey and being part of others journies is a special role I get to participate in. Thanks for letting me help, push, encourage, laugh, and work hard with you.

2.  My classes aren't ALWAYS easy. I know what you're thinking,"It's music, how hard can it be?" and my answer is - it can be hard (but rewarding once you see how the hard work pays off). These classes are special in that other people can see or hear the work we do. And so hard work pays off when there is a performance that we want to be amazing! Don't get me wrong, my classes are FUN and REWARDING but they aren't a piece of cake everyday. Come to class ready for an adventure that may be more work than you thought - it'll be awesome!

3.  What we do in these classes matters. Music gives you important skills that will serve you well no matter where your journey takes you. We focus on teamwork, leadership, communication, time management, grit and determination, self-motivation, self-reflection, and we have agreat time learning all these skills PLUS how to sing, dance, create music, and learn. Don't underestimate your class! Come ready to experience learning to the fullest!

 

LOGISTICS:

Each class has a page with more detail, just click on the title of the class to learn more.  

All assignments and dates needed to know are on the Class Calendar.  Click on the Class Calendar for that information.

If you have questions that aren't answered on the class websites, feel free to email me at: atkinson.aimee@westada.org

 

WHY PARTICIPATE IN THE ARTS?

Here are some resources to read and enjoy about the benefits of participating in the arts - ENJOY!

John Rutter Interview

National Association of Music Educators Article

Choir - The Core of Who We Are

TED Talk - How Singing Together Changes the Brain