Lesson Plans
High School Choir 9-12 2nd Q 13.14 Lesson Plans
Week: 10/21/2013 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
This will be a super busy week for us. We have chosen 3 Christmas pieces and our Veteran's Day piece. We will be getting fitted for tuxedos and our new special group will start on Thursday and Friday.
Further, we will start the curriculum for second quarter.
Voice Skills: Our first task is to improve students' skill with the breath connection, and introduce the concept of blend and how it relates to breath energy. We will be doing lots of warmups that illustrate and practice these two concepts. We will also touch on the topic of resonance. The group of concepts we study this quarter I have dubbed "The Five Fundamentals of Choral Singing"
Music Literacy Skills:
Students are making progress in comfort level singing C Major with rhythms. We will continue singing in 'a minor'. We will work more with rhythms: saying/playing, writing this quarter.
This week: practice singing 2nds, 3rds, 4ths. practice rhythm dictations
and practice simple tonal dictations
Music Analysis / Listening Analysis Skills/Vocabulary and Anatomy:
We will be doing analysis of our new pieces with PowerPoint.
Will introduce "How to analyze rhythm" later in the week.
Also will listen to CD of our performance at SMSU
For Spacious Skies
I Saw Three Ships
Welcome, 'tis the Season
Assessments: working with self evaluations