Lesson Plans
Choir 1st Q 06.07 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/25/2006 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Announcements: We'll work hard on our selections this week; especially concentrating on "When the Saints Go Marching In", "Sally Gardens", the girls' piece on Thursday, and boys' piece on Friday.
Thursday and Friday this week we'll start tryouts for special groups (before school, and after school). We're still working to get the webpage going; there are a few hitches to be smoothed out 'connecting'-wise.
News: The choir is doing very well already. There are a lot of attentive and hardworking young people taking part in our exercises, practices, and learning of the music. We will stay the course this week as we do more sightreading,vocal discovery and chase down notes and rhythms in our pieces. We need to get some makeup work completed for a few students.
Voice Skills: we'll be discovering 'vocal tract shaping', posture and stance, tone quality as it relates to breath flow, relaxation in production as opposed to tension.
Reading Skills: Continue in the keys of Cmajor, Gmajor, and Fmajor

Music Analysis: We'll continue to use overhead transparencies to discuss and analyze the pieces we're studying. Our point of reference this week will frequently be the "text" of each song.
Paperwork: We will try to get started on our portfolios this week.