Lesson Plans
Choir 3rd Q 07.08 Lesson Plans
Week: 03/24/2008 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Announcements: Choir earned a superior at contest! We got two superiors and one excellent for an overall superior rating. The students were poised and attentive and gave a good performance. We next turn our attention to solo/ensemble contest which is in exactly three weeks; we'll need to spur the students on to invest time on their own memorizing and drilling. Our adult assistants and accompanists will be joining us this week as well.
Music: We have four new pieces we will be preparing for our spring concert. Red Red Rose is a lovesong, Praise Ye the Lord is from a Bach cantata, For Spacious Skies is a variation on America the Beautiful, and Wade in the Water is a fun arrangement of the well known spiritual. This week we'll begin the first two-three pages of each.
Music Analysis:We'll do some analysis of the structure, music elements, interpretive information, vocabulary, for each of the pieces.
Singing Skills: We'll take a close look at the judges' comments next week when the seniors return; but put renewed emphasis on breath energy and phrasing to bring out the important words. We'll also put renewed emphasis on vowel production.
Listening Skills: none this week
Paperwork: All that was required this quarter has now been completed. Students doing makeup work will need to get it in before the end of the week.