Senior Choir Syllabus including Performances: Students will receive a hard copy of the syllabus in class. Use this to refer to performance dates, class expectations, and concert dress.
GRAND MEADOW SENIOR HIGH CHOIR SYLLABUS 2016-2017
The following information was found in the Port Washington High School choral Department Newsletter. I felt that it encompasses information and goals that should be reflected in every music program.
“Music teaches discipline. Music develops self-confidence. Music gives students a feeling of pride and accomplishment. Singing in a choir teaches students the importance of working with others and helps them develop the social skills necessary to be part of a performing organization. It instills values, responsibility, purpose, direction, and devotion to duty, the spirit of cooperation and sensitivity to beauty in our world. Not all choir students become great musicians, but all will certainly become more mature, cooperative, self-disciplined, hardworking members of their communities with an appreciation of the arts.”
The Course-“…Singing is only 25% notes…”
To participate in this group, students must audition with the director or have the director’s approval. (Some students not placed in choir may have had a scheduling conflict which made placement in choir difficult this semester or this year.)
This class meets daily to practice ear training, music reading, and to rehearse. In order for you to get the most out of this class, participation is required on a daily basis. Voice lessons will occur weekly, however, you only need to attend and show progress in 5 lessons. You will not only work on choir music, but practice listening, match pitch, work on tone production, and if you would like to try it, work on contest solo literature.
A rough idea of grading is as follows:
Daily Rehearsals 30%
Voice Lessons attendance 10%
Voice Evaluation 20%
“To be early is to be on time; to be on time is to be late; to be late is unacceptable.”
December 12 Choir/Band Concert Gym 7:00 p.m. Robes
January 8-9 Dorian Festival (4-5 juniors and/or seniors) Decorah, IA
March 6 Solo/Ensemble Contest at RCC All Day
March 16 Choir/Band Concert Gym 7:00 p.m. Robes
April 5 Large Group Contest at Stewartville Robes
May 8* Pops Concert Cafetorium 7:00 Dress Up
May 26 Graduation 7:00 p.m. Gym