Lesson Plans
9-12 Concert Choir 1st Q 12.13 Lesson Plans
Week: 08/27/2012 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Announcements: Our choir is up and running. We are getting started on music for the fall festival and getting to know one another. The plan is to start Vocal Jazz later in the week.
Written Work: we are working with journals this year; constructing sentences and short paragraphs. As in previous years we also include 3-4 terms or words related to the text of songs we are learning.
The Festival is in October!
Voice Skills: we worked with alignment, breathing and breath management last week. This week we will work with relaxed and open mouth, jaw, and throat while producing a tone that is healthy and breath supported
Reading Skills; we spent time reviewing scale names, hand signs, and letter names last week. We will continue in that direction towards music reading. We have been doing multi-tasking with body movement and rhythms while singing
Music Analysis and Music Listening: We will be looking at "Goin' to Boston", "Come to the Music", and "Gloria" breaking them down by their components to understand what we look at when analyzing a piece of music.
Repertoire: We are in the introductory phase of the above mentioned songs that we are preparing for the festival in October