Lesson Plans
9-12 Concert Choir 1st Q 10.11 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/20/2010 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Voice Skills: Vertical space for vowel shapes
Inner smile and lifting soft palate for resonance
Continue tall alignment, relaxation, inhalation and exhalation, and breath energy
Reading Skills: continue work with stepwise reading, combining with rhythms and interval work
Analysis Skills: Complete analysis of Hallelujah, Johnny. Work next section of Battle Hymn. Students will be receiving their portfolio folders this week.
Repertoire: Johnny p. 8- the end working rhythms, diction, dynamics
Battle Hymn 'loo' section, verse three and the two refrain sections
Hallelujah work understanding of the use of form and harmonies and how the themes come together
Introduce Boys' piece "Down in the Valley" and Girls' piece "Panis Angelicus"
Paperwork: Topics for the Civil War will be dispersed among the 7 sections in the choir for mini-research paragraphs
Students will be starting analysis papers of their own and question form for Telemann piece.