Men’s and Women’s Choir
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Updated May 2009

Month

Standards (include state core numbers)

Learning Activities

Assessment

August-Setember

Fall Concert Music 1720.01d

Rhythm and pitch fundamentals 1720.01c

Solfa Syllables and Hand signs 1720.01c

Choral rehearsal basics

Vocal Production 1720.01a

Participation 1720.01b,d,e

Listening 1720.03

Sight reading  # 1-45 1720.01c

Successfully use the voice

Engage support, posture and relaxed body

Sight reading alone and with others

Listening

Ear Training

Rudiments of pitch and rhythm notation

Class participation

Individual and group testing

Recording

Written assignment

Pitch and Rhythm Dictation

October

Fall Concert Music 1720.01d

Sight reading  45 – 65 1720.01c

Listening 1720.03

Performance etiquette on stage and in the audience 1720.01e

Successfully use voice with increasing facility.

Posture and tone production

Sight read alone and with others – using solfa, and hand signs

 

Daily class participation

Individual and Group testing

Recording

Self-Evaluation

Administrative assessment

Ear training, pitch and rhythm dictation.

Term one concert Attendance is due.

November

Festive and holiday literature 1720.01d

Vocal production 1720.01a

Music for unison, two, three and four parts  1720.01d

Listening 1720.03

Sight reading #66 – 100 1720.01c

Successfully develop good vocal skills incorporating breath control and support, posture and relaxation

Sight read alone and with others using solfa syllables and hand signs

Ear training

Listen and evaluate own and other’s performance

Beginning pitch and rhythm notation

Daily class participation

Individual and group testing

Recording

Written and verbal self evaluation

Dictation – rudimentary pitch and rhythm

December

Festive and holiday literature 1720.01d

Vocal production 1720.01a

Music for unison, two, three and four parts 1720.01d

Listening 1720.03

Concert /Audience protocol 1720.01e

Sight reading #100-125 1720.01c

Continue to work for relaxed effective use of the vocal mechanism

Sight read alone and with others daily using solfa syllables and hand signs

Ear training, Notation Fundamentals

Professional Audience and Performer

Daily Class participation

Individual and Group Testing

Recording

Pitch and rhythm dictation

Self evaluation

Administrative Evaluation

Term II   Concert Attendance Due

January

Festival Literature 1720.01d

Sight reading #126-150 1720.01c

Listening 1720.03

Make solo/small group selections 1720.01d,e

For possible participation in Region Solo and Ensemble festival, 1720.03

Daily Vocalization for increased flexibility, ease and optimal tone

Daily sight reading using  solfa syllables and hand signs

Ear training

Music Notation for rhythms and small melodic figures

               

Daily class Participation

Self Evaluation/Recording\Individual and group testing

Pitch and rhythm dictation

Individual rhythms and short melodies

 

February

Festival Literature 1720.01d

Sight reading #151 – 175 1720.01c

Listening 1720.03

Solo and Ensemble Preparation 1720.01d,e

Vocal Production 1720.01a

Daily effective use of the voice

Sight reading using solfeggio and hand signs

Ear training

Individual and small group performance

Critique and Discussion

Improvising rudimentary rhythm and pitch patterns

               

Daily Class Participation

Individual and group Testing

Individual and Small group Adjudication

Pitch and Rhythm dictation

Individual and group Self evaluation and processing.

March

Performance/Adjudication 1720.01d

Festival Literature 1720.01d

Listening  1720.03

Solo and ensemble Prep and Processing  1720.01d,e, 1720.03

Sight Reading 176 – 200  1720.01c

The performer as composer, 1720.03

Vocal production 1720.01a

Daily development of vocal skills and habits of successful singers

Sight reading using solfeggio and hand signs

Ear training

Individual and small group performance

Ear Training

4 measure rhythm and two measure pitch compositions.

Concert performance Self evaluation

Small group and individual performances at region events

Individual and small group adjudication and clinic sessions

Term III Concert Attendance Individual compositions, notate and discuss.

Festival adjudication and participation

April

Spring Literature 1720.01d

Accompanied and unaccompanied

Music for unison, two, three or four parts 1720.01d

Sight reading  200-225 1720.01c

Vocal production 1720.01a

Score interpretation 1720.03

 

Vocal production – posture, vowels, relaxation and support.

Sight reading –

Signing and singing with others and alone

Listen evaluate and identify problems/strengths

Four measure rhythm and pitch compositions – improvised and written

Class participation

Individual and group testing

Recording

Rhythm and pitch dictation

Notate and perform pitch and rhythm compositions.

Festival adjudication and participation

May-June

Spring Literature 1720.01d

Accompanied and unaccompanied

Music for unison, two, three or four parts 1720.01d

Listening 1720.03

Sight reading  225-255

 1720.01c

Vocal production 1720.01a

Score interpretation 1720.03

Daily reinforcement of basic vocal principles

Listening and evaluating

Ear training – pitch and rhythm dictation

8 measure pitch and rhythm composition

               

Daily participation

Concert Performance

Post concert processing and self evaluation

Rhythm and pitch reading and testing in small groups and individually.

Notate and perform individual composition.