Lesson Plans
9-12 Concert Choir 3rd Q 10.11 Lesson Plans
Week: 01/17/2011 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Announcements: Barbershop is next Saturday. Great day of fabulous growth experiences for the students! Singers have been signing up for solos and ensembles. Special groups meet Wed. Choralaires, Thurs. Vocal Jazz, and Friday Boys' 50's. Students are volunteering for the variety show participation. Students are reminded of the new grading scale; there are some differences to note. Cookie Dough sales start this week.
Voice Skills: "Bringing a Song to Life: Four Fundamentals of Interpretation". We continue to work on the first two: Breath articulation for music style, and Text(diction, vowels and resonance)
Reading Skills: Key of F Major and a minor. New rounds, and reading exercises. Some chromatic practices.
We are also working with chord progressions; singing in tune.
Music Analysis: students will be receiving their two analysis sheets that are required this quarter. Emotional content of the music being learned will also be emphasized as we continue in depth discovery with our contest selections
Vocabulary and Music Vocabulary: we will begin our word lists this week for definitions, spelling and comprehension
Repertoire: Goals for pops music this week: get them entirely learned
For contest music: two more pages on the contemporary piece and start overview of the Serbian folksong.