7th/8th Choir Overview/Objectives
Due to the COVID-19 situation it is necessary for a shift in traditional brick and mortar and adapt to a hybrid (online and traditional) approach to learning and teaching. So, the learning approach will be much more focus on individual singing rather than ensemble singingat the start of the school year. We will still have choir but in a different aspect. The goal is always the same: to make music, improve our skills, to be an outreach to the community and to help each other during this unprecedented time in our history. The first part of the semester we will focus on fundamentals and skill development. This is needed because most of us haven’t been singing for a better part of 5-6 months. The second part of the semester we will focus on learning Christmas music for the Christmas Concert.
65% of the student’s music grade comes from individual performance and practice.
The other 35% of the student’s music grade comes from ensemble performance.
Students by the end of this course/year shall be able to:
By the end of this course students should be able to sight-read a grade 1 piece of music and perform at a grade 2 level.
NOTE: Music is graded from really easy to extremely difficult (both technically and musically). The easiest is grade 1 – the hardest grade is grade 6. Grade 6 is what professional bands/orchestras play.
Score is determined by the following:
Individual: (65% of score)
35% Student Individual Assignments Performance
15% Attendance at Zoom Session Sectionals (One per week),
15% Practice Log
Ensemble: (35% of score)
35% Performances ( Christmas)
NOTE: However, if school reverts to completely online like it did last semester; performances will turn into projects that you can submit online through your chromebook.