Lesson Plans
9-12 Concert Choir 1st Q 10.11 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/06/2010 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Announcements: We have the choir voice- tested, seated, warmed up, revved up, and ready to go! We are a younger choir this year; nevertheless we have loads of enthusiasm and have our goals set
Voice Skills:breathing, alignment, throat relaxation, breath to sound
Group Singing:Tallis Canon, Whippoorwill, Water Come a Me Eye
Music Reading:Rhythms and melody p. 1 Krueger book
Analysis:continue analysis of Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye
Repertoire:work p. 1-3
Paperwork: assign small topic pertaining to Johnny to each group, write a paragraph to share
Voice Skills:slow inhalation, expansion of middle, springy support, cylinder throat, freedom in sound, t and s diction
Group Singing:Round of Thanks, Apple Tree
Music Reading: continue R1 and M1 and M2
Analysis:analyze and revisit Hallelujah, work p. 1-3
Repertoire:Hallelujah, Johnny
Voice Skills:low breath intake, noble posture, stretching, freedom, expansive s to singing 'ee'
Group Singing:White Coral Bells, Dona Nobis
Music Reading:use letter ladder today for reinforcement, do multi-tasking
Analysis:review analysis of Johnny p. 2-6,
Repertoire:Johnny, Battle Hymn
Paperwork: remind them that paragraphs are due tomorrow
Voice Skills:helicopter breath, spinning the sound to energize it, stretching, flow of tone: speaking to singing, hah to bach
Group Singing:review rounds for the week
Music Reading:practice handsigns, intervals with letter ladder, M2
Analysis:none today
Repertoire:see how we do on p. 1-3 on all three selections