Lesson Plans
Choir 9-12 1st Q 09.10 Lesson Plans
Week: 10/26/2009 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Announcements: We've been working on our pieces for Veteran's Day, and made final decisions on all of our Christmas music.
All special groups meet as scheduled this week. Monday we'll have girls only for Vocal Jazz because of FB practice.Our choir is subdivided into 8 groups. I'm going to try a different approach this year with first quarter voice skills tests; starting Tuesday we will take one group each day for eight days at the end of the period and see if we can accomplish tests efficiently this way.
Voice Skills: This week we will focus on "inner smile/lifting soft palate", "sending sound forward", and "energized sound: up and over".
The students will receive a study sheet for the Seven Fundamentals for Singers this week
Music Reading Skills: We focused the last 7 weeks on intervals and simple rhythms, and multi-tasking. The small groups vocal skills tests will contain these tasks.
Music Analysis Skills: The students have their portfolios and will have time to complete a song analysis and a song study sheet in the upcoming days. The students will also receive a study sheet that includes music terminology, textual vocabulary, and some stylistic commentary on the pieces we did for the festival.
Repertoire: We will work to put finishing touches on Nation's Creed. We have introduced "Ding Dong Merrily On High" and "As Lately We Watched". This week we will introduce and do overviews of "Star Carol" and "I Saw Three Ships"