Lesson Plans
Choir 9-12 2nd Q 09.10 Lesson Plans
Week: 01/18/2010 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Announcements: Here's hoping that we are finished with big time winter storms for the season! We've been fortunate to have good weather while 5 students and Mrs. Knott went to the Dorian choir festival at Luther College. Then on the 16th, eighteen students took part in the Barbershop clinic in Jackson. That event was the best ever for our students.
The choir students have special groups scheduled as usual this week. We will be starting on our contest music so we need to have rehearsal time! Students needing makeup work will have some options to choose from, and those who missed the concert will need to come in and sing their part from our concert selections for me.
We have made cuts from our original plans for Pops Concert, but are going to have more individual students perform at the pie/ice cream portion of the concert which will be from 6:45 - 7:30. After concert goers finish their pie and ice cream they can move to the bleachers, making way for others.The concert featuring the full band, jazz band, choir, and special groups would begin immediately at 7:30.
We hope to be starting on solo and ensemble music very shortly as well;getting that ready is a big task!
1. Finish understanding of onsets/releases/diction, and breath articulation; styles I and II
1. Finish working through our study guide, prepare for test
2. Analyze thoroughly, and begin learning contest song #1 "Lux Beatissima"
3. Finish learning of the three pops concert numbers
4. Incorporate choreography on one song
5. Encourage students to get makeup work in.
Voice Skills:
Work on diction, onsets (attacks) and releases(cutoffs),as well as breath articulation exercises this week
Music Analysis: This will be fairly intense this week. The students have set a goal to earn a superior this year again at contest, and that requires many very focused, goal oriented and concentrated days of rehearsal.The better the students understand the music, and the emotions they need to feel and convey, the better they perform it.
Lux Beatissima
Close to You
Choreography with Summer Nights