Lesson Plans
9-12 Concert Choir 1st Q 12.13 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/03/2012 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
This week we get formalized in our seating places, continue earnest work on three of the songs and introduce the women's piece and the men's piece.
In addition we will continue our new formative assessment practices with journals, white slates, and self evaluation. Later in the week we will do some small group singing and take one short quiz
Voice Skills:
We have been doing exploratory exercises with alignment, inhalation, exhalation, breath energy, relaxation of jaw, throat, and tongue. This week we will continue in these directions and also add lifted soft palate. The emphasis is on healthy, free, and relaxed singing as we work our way through 7 Fundamentals of Singing
Vocabulary: soft palate, hard palate
Assessment: quick small group singing, demo rubric
Music Analysis Skills:
The focus this week- start defining the 7 Elements of Music.
We will also do overview of "Gloria" by Vivaldi
Vocabulary: rhythm, melody
Assessment:spell rhythm, multiple choice white boards
Music Reading/Theory Skills:
Continue with applying hand signs, multi-tasking
Practice chromatic scale, singing major and minor scales
Read key of c and key of g exercises
Vocabulary: chromatic
Assessment: quick small group sight reading singing demo rubric
Gloria by Vivaldi
Boston work middle section- solfeggio
Come to the Music next section
Introduce girls' piece and boys' piece.