Vocal Music & Music Theory
Director:Mr. Ryan WasonFor more information about the Lambert Chorus Program, please visitour NEW Website.
The Department of Music at Lambert High School is comprised of three sections: Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, and Music Theory.Vocal Music:The LHS Vocal Music program consists of our choruses: the Concert Chorus (Beginning/Intermediate), Chamber Singers (Advanced Mixed) and the Women's Chorale (Advanced Treble) which meet during the school day, and any select special ensembles including but not limited to Solo / Ensemble groups, Literary Team, and participants in GMEA All-State Chorus and our musical theater productions. All classes are guided by the standards set forth by the Music Educators' National Conference, The Georgia Music Educators' Association, and the Quality Core Curriculum set forth by the State of Georgia PSC. For more information about the Lambert Chorus Program, please visit www.lambertchorus.com.Music Theory:Music Theory is designed as a two-year continuous course at Lambert High School. Year one is conducted as in introduction to music theory and aural training. Year two is designed as Advanced Placement (AP) music theory and is a continuation on the skills developed in the year one course. Students may opt out of the theory classes after completing year one if desired. The two year course will culminate in the AP Music Theory exam. This class is recommended for Junior and Senior level students. Any student interested in taking these classes must have a minimum of one year of high school music experience in either band, percussion, chorus, or music theater classes and must have the recommendation of their director to participate. This class is guided by the standards set forth by the Music Educators' National Conference, the Georgia Music Educators' Association, the Quality Core Curriculum set forth by the State of Georgia PSC, and College Board. For more information, please visit www.lamberthsband.com and click on the Music Theory Tab.Meet Director Wason:Mr. Wason is entering his 15th year of teaching Chorus and Musical Theatre. During his teaching career, Mr. Wason has taught at the Elementary and High School levels. After graduating from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, OH, he started his teaching career teaching High School Choir, Drama and Computer Applications in addition to Elementary General Music in the Tiffin (OH) Catholic Schools. Mr. Wason continued his career with the Aurora (OH) City School District. During his tenure at Aurora, he directed the Choir program to their first ever Superior (I) rating in the Ohio Music Education Association Large Group Adjudicated event. In addition to teaching multiple choirs, Mr. Wason taught AP Music Theory for 3 years to increasing success. During his final year of teaching the AP Music Theory course, 100% of the students enrolled passed with a score of 4 or better. Recently, Mr. Wason directed the Forsyth County Middle School Honor Chorus Mixed Chorus (2012) and served as the Organizing Chair for the GMEA District IX Honor Chorus (2013, 2014, 2017). Mr. Wason has twice been recognized as the Lambert High School Teacher of the Month (2012, 2015).Since taking over the Chorus Program at Lambert in 2010, Mr. Wason and the Choruses have participated in various musical events, including receiving Superior and Excellent ratings in both Performance and Sight-Reading at the Georgia Music Education Association Large Group Performance Evaluations, with multiple ensembles receiving straight Superior ratings. The Choruses have participated in the Candlelight Processional Program at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Additionally the Choruses have performed as a part of the London International Choral Festival (2015) in London, England, and look forward to additional opportunities to perform both nationally and internationally.
Outside of his teaching career, Mr. Wason has enjoyed performing in and directing musicals at the Aurora Community Theater, where he most recently finished directing Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the Summer of 2009 and performing in the barbershop quartet and music directing The Music Man in the Spring of 2010. Mr. Wason spent 3 years singing with the Cathedral Choir at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Cleveland, OH and was a member of the choir when they were named the winner of 1st Annual WCLV FM Choral Jubilation Competition (2008).
Mr. Wason enjoys spending time with his wife Jeney, daughters Ella and Daphne and their dog Artie.