A Cappella Choir
1653

May 2009

Month

Standards

Learning Activities

Assessment

August-Setember

 1a. tone production fundamentals

1b. Performance skills

1c,d. Rehearsal skills

1e. Varied repertoire

3a,b,c, Listen and evaluate

 Preparing and using the voice to sing

The body as instrument

Reading and score marking

Fall Literature

Participation and contribution to the rehearsal

 Daily participation and attendance

Listening

Self evaluation

Recording

Small group work

October

1a. tone production fundamentals

1b. Performance skills

1c,d. Rehearsal skills

1e. Varied repertoire

3a,b,c, Listen and evaluate

4a,b. Discover meaning

 Daily classroom vocalization

Listening, Recording

Writing and reading music

Self directed, teacher directed rehearsal

Audience and performer protocol

Fall Concert Reports

Reading checks

Tuning, fine tuning and unaccompanied singing

 Participation and attendance

Written and informal contributions and critiques

Concert participation, recording

Administrative evaluation

Teacher evaluation

Concert Reports Due

November

 1a. tone production fundamentals

1b. Performance skills

1c,d. Rehearsal skills

1e. Varied repertoire

3a,b,c, Listen and evaluate

 Daily classroom vocalization

Listening, Recording

Winter literature

Self directed, teacher directed rehearsal

Exchange concert preparation

Individual practice

Reading checks

Score marking checks

 Participation and attendance

Written and informal contributions and critiques

Score preparation

Small group rehearsal and performance

Self reporting

Teacher evaluation

December

1a. tone production fundamentals

1b. Performance skills

1c,d. Rehearsal skills

1e. Varied repertoire

3a,b,c, Listen and evaluate

4a,b. Discover meaning

Daily classroom vocalization

Listening, Recording

Winter literature

Self directed, teacher directed rehearsal

Exchange concert preparation

Holiday performances

Collaborative and small group singing

Score identification

Daily participation in class

Written and informal contributions and critiques

Performance participation

Reading evaluation

Recording - self evaluation

Practice records

Observation

Concert Reports Due

January

1a. tone production fundamentals

1b. Performance skills

1c,d. Rehearsal skills

1e. Varied repertoire

3a,b,c, Listen and evaluate

4a,b. Discover meaning

Daily classroom vocalization

Listening, Recording

Festival and tour literature

Gospel music preparations

Working effectively with guest professionals

Music and the drive for social and political change

Listening, Recording

Daily participation in class

Written and informal contributions and critiques

Performance participation

Reading evaluation

Recording - self evaluation

Practice records

Observation

Post concert processing

February

1a. tone production fundamentals

1b. Performance skills

1c,d. Rehearsal skills

1e. Varied repertoire

3a,b,c, Listen and evaluate

4a,b. Discover meaning

Daily classroom vocalization

Listening, Recording

Festival and tour literature

Joint concert performance and clinic with CHS

Working effectively with guest professionals

Begin preparations for school solo and ensemble festival

Listening, Recording

Daily participation in class

Written and informal contributions and critiques

Performance participation

Reading evaluation

Recording - self evaluation

Practice records

Observation

Post concert processing

Individual and small group performance

March

1a. tone production fundamentals

1b. Performance skills

1c,d. Rehearsal skills

1e. Varied repertoire

3a,b,c, Listen and evaluate

4a,b. Discover meaning

Daily classroom vocalization

Listening, Recording

Festival and tour literature

Writing and reading music

Self directed, teacher directed rehearsal

Audience and performer protocol

Begin preparations for region solo and ensemble festival

Listening, Recording

Daily participation in class

Written and informal contributions and critiques

Performance participation

Reading evaluation

Recording - self evaluation

Practice records

Observation

Post concert processing

Individual and small group performance

April

1a. tone production fundamentals

1b. Performance skills

1c,d. Rehearsal skills

1e. Varied repertoire

3a,b,c, Listen and evaluate

4a,b. Discover meaning

Daily classroom vocalization

Listening, Recording

Festival and end of year  literature

Writing and reading music

Self directed, teacher directed rehearsal

Audience and performer protocol

Begin preparations for region large choir festival

Listening, Recording

Daily participation in class

Written and informal contributions and critiques

Performance participation

Reading evaluation

Recording - self evaluation

Practice records

Observation

Post concert processing

Region Adjudication

May-June

1a. tone production fundamentals

1b. Performance skills

1c,d. Rehearsal skills

1e. Varied repertoire

3a,b,c, Listen and evaluate

4a,b. Discover meaning

Daily classroom vocalization

Listening, Recording

Festival and end of year  literature

Writing and reading music

Self directed, teacher directed rehearsal

Audience and performer protocol

Begin preparations for region large choir festival

Listening, Recording

Daily participation in class

Written and informal contributions and critiques

Performance participation

Reading evaluation

Recording - self evaluation

Practice records

Observation

Post concert processing

State  Adjudication

 

1a. tone production fundamentals

1b. Performance skills

1c,d. Rehearsal skills

1e. Varied repertoire

3a,b,c, Listen and evaluate

4a,b. Discover meaning

Daily classroom vocalization

Listening, Recording

Festival and tour literature

Joint concert performance and clinic with CHS

Working effectively with guest professionals

Begin preparations for school solo and ensemble festival

Listening, Recording

Daily participation in class

Written and informal contributions and critiques

Performance participation

Reading evaluation

Recording - self evaluation

Practice records

Observation

Post concert processing

Individual and small group performance