Lesson Plans
High School Choir 9-12 1st Q 13.14 Lesson Plans
Week: 08/19/2013 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Start week with Power Point discussion of class, settings goals and discussing working together.
Hand out materials: binders, self evaluation charts, grading rubrics, listening analysis and song analysis sheets as well as portfolios for reference.
Singing Skills:
Start on the Seven Fundamentals of Singing; concentrating on alignment,
breath to vocal connection, relaxation/ breathing. Start breath anatomy
Music Reading Skills:
Do a lot of work with handsigns and intervals this week.
Introduce change in rhythm reading, and then practice it
Analysis and Listening Skills:
Start power point analysis of "Hush, Somebody's Callin' My Name"

Use listening chart as we listen to a group perform the piece
Repertoire Work:Hush, Somebody's Callin, and start O Be Joyful

Interdisciplinary Crossovers: journal writing on quotes, terminology and vocabulary from the music, biology with breath anatomy