The Choral curriculum at Saint Thomas Academy teaches lifelong skills in active music making, creates discriminating music listeners, and provides performance opportunities in an environment that strives for artistic excellence.
The Choral program is open to any student grades 9 - 12 who is interested in singing and wants to be part of a musical ensemble that builds on trust and teamwork. During the course students will develop an understanding and appreciation of the richness of other cultures, and the connections music brings to people. The focus of the choir is to enhance the musical, creative and expressive qualities of every student through rehearsals, performance and collaborations. Students have opportunities for leadership and personal growth in an environment that strives for creative artistic excellence.
STA Choir Director, Middle School Music Teacher
651-683-1700 x 267
B.A. in Music Education fromMinnesota Southwest State University
Julia Fahey joined the Saint Thomas Academy community in 1992 and currently works as the STA Choir Director and Middle School Music Teacher - Intro to Music and School of Rock. “I LOVE the spirit of my choir students! I always tell them on the first day of class, they are going to sing songs, but mostly, and probably more importantly, learn a lot about themselves and life in my class! Young men need a place to express their feelings, and music helps them find their voice!” Julia is always looking to expand her choir, so it makes sense that on her bucket list is to have forty new Cadets join the choir group! Julia is also the founder & artistic director of the Partners in Praise girls choir, celebrating 28th seasons of singing and Children's Choir Director at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. - Twin Cities Minneapolis
Sunday October 29, 4 p.m.
Fall Choral Concert at St. Peter's Church, Mendota Heights, Mn.
Sunday December 3, 4 p.m.
Christmas Concert 4pm in the Visitation Big Gym
February 15 - 18, 2024
Nashville Choir Tour
Tuesday March 26, 2024, 7 p.m.
Mid Winter Choral Concert in the STA Court
Thursday May 9, 2024, 7 p.m.
Choir/Orchestra Awards Night in De Sales, Visitation School
Four formal concerts throughout the school year with the Visitation Choirs
Outreach performances in the community
STA sports events
Collaboration with STA music ministry
Metro East Conference Honors Choir (Invitation by director)
State and National Choral Conference participation (upon audition application)
Educational Choir Tours Nationally and Internationally