Lesson Plans
Choir 2nd Q 06.07 Lesson Plans
Week: 01/01/2007 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Announcements: Happy New Year! 2007 sounds so futuristic! A four day week but we have a lot to accomplish. First item on the agenda is to choose the music for our Pops concert. We also need to have all the cookie dough money in by FRIDAY this week. Choralaires will meet on Wednesday and Boys' 50's on Thursday. We will review comments from contest last year during choir and look closely at how the next three weeks will play out until the quarter ends.
Voice Skills: We will focus on our Fabulous Four: resonance, blend, intonation (in-tune singing),attacks/releases, and how good breath energy is the underpinning of them all. We will continue to use discovery methods, small group demonstrations and compare and contrast for ourselves to hone these skills. We'll get some new rounds and group songs going this week too.
Music: As stated in the announcements, we will be choosing our Pops concert music this week, and possibly ordering some new items! Our advisory group of students will soon meet to help determine our choices for contest as well.
Theory and Music Reading: We will put a lot of emphasis on these skills this week. We've been reading and singing half steps, and intervals as well as singing chords as a choir. The students will get their theory papers to work on, and we'll do some chorale sight singing.
Listening Skills: Hopefully we can get a copy of our choir recording we did for KDOM for analysis purposes.

Music Analysis Skills: Everyone will analyze the Hallelujah Chorus this quarter.