Select Women's Ensemble is an auditioned curricular ensemble from grades 10-12. As members of a select ensemble, students gain entry to the group through the spring placement audition. Students are chosen based on their musical audition (tone quality, intonation, musicianship, ability to hold parts independently, preparation, tonal memory) and their positive mindset (ability to work with others, reliability, enthusiasm, dependability).
The Select Women's Ensemble provides singers with the opportunity to learn and perform challenging traditional and contemporary choral works. A member of the ensemble is expected to give the extra time necessary to help the group become an outstanding musical ensemble. As an auditioned group, the Chorale is a traveling choir, and its members will learn repertoire to perform at festivals and competitions in addition to the scheduled concert events (Cabaret, Winter Concert, Pops Concert, CDSD Honors Choral Festival, and Spring Concert).