Phone: 1-919-934-2455 Ext. 1940
Degrees and Certifications:
BA-Music Education- Vocal Performance Concentration Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC Music Grades K-12 NC Certification Orff-Schulwerk Level 1 Music Certification East Carolina University, Greenville, NC Master of Music-Music Education (Candidate) Anderson University, Anderson, SC
Mr. Shearon Miller
Welcome to Choral Music at Cleveland High School for the 2022-2023 school year. I am Mr. Shearon Miller, Choral Director and I am truly excited for all that this year has in store for us as a department. I am a native and a product of Johnston County Public Schools and proud to return home to my roots as an Choral Music Educator. I am excited to return for year number 2 as a part of the CvHS Ram Fam! I am a 17-year veteran Music Educator having taught Elementary (General Music) and Secondary (Choral Music) in Cumberland County Schools prior to coming to Cleveland High School last year. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education with a Vocal Performance concentration from Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC. I am presently pursuing graduate studies towards a Master of Music Degree in Music Education from Anderson University, Anderson, SC.
Cleveland High School has a rich tradition of Choral Music and I am honored to continue building a program of quality and excellence in Choral Music. I am proud to be able to partner with students, parents and other supporters. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have throughout the year. Students and parents will be able to contact me via this website. Students will have access to the Canvas online learning platform for assignments, rehearsal tools and announcements and other items as it relates to all things Chorus at CvHS. Please be sure to check back regularly for updates, announcements and all things Choral Music at CvHS. Please feel free to email me at ShearonMiller@johnston.k12.nc.us. You can also reach me at 919-934-2455- Ext. 1940.
We look forward to working with you this year as we strive for excellence in all of our endeavors! "Singing Rams are Cleveland Proud!"
Mr. Shearon Miller,
Director of Choral Activities
Cleveland High School
Vocal Music Schedule- Fall 2022
1st Block- Chamber Ensemble (Advanced/Proficient Honors)
2nd Block- Concert Choir (Beginner Chorus)
3rd Block- Planning
4th Block- Ram Singers (Intermediate)
The Cleveland High School Choral Program is devoted to the cultivation of the choral art, developing vocal technique, musicianship, and music literacy by studying music theory, analyzing and performing a variety of music representing numerous musical styles and genres, and by performing a variety of programs at the school and in the community, including participation in choral festivals and adjudicated events. Students are exposed to and taught music in accordance with the NC Essential Standards for Music (Choral) Grades 9-12. We are all consumers of music—the evidence is seen daily. It is the philosophy of CvHS Choirs to provide students with an outlet of expression through the singing and performance of choral music. Musical skills learned in the classroom are important. However, when those musical skills are combined with non-musical skills, the learning experience becomes holistic and helps to create a better, more knowledgeable child and society.
Study and perform quality literature.
Demand a disciplined, professional approach in rehearsal and performance.
Provide a well-rounded musical experience, including knowledge of music history, musical terminology, listening experiences in a variety of genres, and a strong foundation in music literacy.
Integrate music into other disciplines of study.
Properly use and take care of the vocal mechanism.
Learn and apply performance skills, audition techniques, and concert etiquette.
Develop leadership skills.
Encourage and build upon students’ strengths and talents.
Build students’ self-esteem and confidence.
Create a friendly and accepting choral family.
Overview of Program
The Cleveland High School Choral Program is designed to fulfill the needs of students who enjoy choral singing. The choirs will perform all styles of choral literature from the Renaissance to the Contemporary periods. The choirs will perform at festivals, contests, concerts, and other school events.
CvHS Choir Curricular Course Offerings:
Concert Choir (9-12th grade women and men)
Concert Choir is a non-auditioned choir open to all students. Students enrolled in the course will develop skills in singing, listening, sight-reading, and music theory skills.
Ram Singers (10-12th grade men and women)
Ram Singers is an auditioned choir open to 10-12th graders. Previous enrollment in Concert Choir is required. Students enrolled in the course will continue the development of singing, listening, sight-reading, and music theory skills. Membership requires attendance at extra-curricular activities, including concerts, rehearsals, and/or sectionals.
Chamber Ensemble (10-12th grade men and women)
Chamber Ensemble is an auditioned choir open to 10-12th grade students and specializes in the performance of advanced choral literature. Previous enrollment in Concert Choir is required. Students enrolled in the course will continue development of singing, listening, sight-reading, and music theory skills. Membership requires attendance at extra-curricular activities, including concerts, rehearsals, and/or sectionals.
All students will need to sign up for a voice classification session with Mr. Miller within the first week of Class. A sign-up sheet will be provided the first day of class. . Students will meet for a short, 5-minute session, where Mr. Miller will hear you sing, so that you can be placed in the appropriate voice type. All curricular choirs meet daily for one class period all year long.