Jesuit students participate in and earn credit through the DOC School. The Doc School is an eight-week documentary production course from award-winning instructors and media professionals. Students learn how to research, shoot and edit a documentary film. They produce a 3-to-5 minute film with their creative team. They debut their film at the Doc School Film Festival. And they prepare themselves for college film, television and media classes. Classes meet at the studios of KVIE Public Television.
Initially, Choir was just another class that I could earn an easy A. During my Freshman year, I stood in the back and just participated. I think the real turning point in my involvement in Jesuit’s Choir was my Sophomore year, when I decided to take on a solo in Concert Choir’s Spring concert. My main concern was my nerves, specifically stage fright. I was never someone who wanted to stand out because I feared failure and thought would feel completely embarrassed.