Freshman Choir

ATTENTION ALL FRESHMAN CHOIR MEMBERS: Please check your email DAILY, by 9:00am, for your assignments and class content (Well Done Wednesday, etc.) during online instruction. Assignments can also be found on this webpage. Thank you! 

VIRTUAL LEARNING ASSIGNMENTS

Thurs., 3/19 (assignment) – Please go to your favorite website:

Then, go to “Exercises”, and “Note Identification”. Under the Gear icon (settings/customize), make sure both Clefs (Treble and Bass) are being used (that is called the Grand Staff). Let’s start with 50 out of 50 for today, because I’m kind. =) Once you have achieved this, please Sign Report with your name, Copy Code, and email that to me. I look forward to receiving these! Let’s see how fast you can get all 50 correct. You must get them all correct, or you have to start over.
If you require assistance, you can search online for graphics that show which note is which on the staff. This information is also available on musictheory.net , under “Lessons”. There is a PLETHORA of information on this website.

Mon., 3/23 (assignment) – I will not be requiring you to send a performance video today. Today, I just want you to check in with me about your current status. What are the challenges in your situation? What are the positives? What are you learning about yourself or in general? I’m sure you’ve been hearing the “check-in” term a lot; it’s become one of those buzzwords, like “social distancing” (a term I’m getting kind of sick of, actually), but I think it’s going to prove very worthwhile.

This check-in can be submitted in writing or in the form of a video.
So, in review, your assignment for today:
Monday, 3/23, by 3:00pm – NO PERFORMANCE VIDEO (just the check-in, via email or video)
Tues., 3/24 (assignment) – A video of you singing mm. 1-21 of “The Fox” (please sing along with a practice track I’ve shared with you)

Rhythm is extremely important in this piece! The practice tracks display all rhythms performed correctly. Please use them as a crutch while we are still learning the bones of this piece.
Wed., 3/25 (assignment) – Same as Tues., 3/24 (if you already completed it, you are done!)
Fri., 3/27 (assignment) – A video of you singing mm. 1-21 of “The Impossible Dream”. You may use either a practice track I have shared with you, or the full version, found here: https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10515754

-How to Practice (even if you think you can’t!)-

Practicing Choral Music: Ten ideas for the singer who doesn’t think they can practice on their own

-Virtual Piano (in case you don’t have one at home)-

Online Piano!

Piano Keys

-Final Exam Resource-

“The Silver Swan” sound fileshttps://njmea.org/all-state/2016-all-state-chorus-auditions/silver-swan-sound-files/

-Vocab Words of the Day-

music ~ organized and structured sound in time

tonality ~ notes organized around a tonal center based upon a major or minor scale

la-based minor ~ the minor mode, where the syllable “la” is the tonal center (home base).

syncopation ~ placing the accent on the weak beat (or up/offbeat).

schwa ~ an unstressed vowel without a clear shape. 

legato ~ smooth, flowing, connected.

-Important Dates-

Thurs., 5/14, 7:00pm (call time TBA) ~ Spring Concert II in the Theatre (please wear Concert Attire)

Wed., 5/20, 6:30pm ~ Music Department Banquet in the Cafeteria

Fri., 5/22, period 6 ~ Master Class/Q&A with Mr. Chris Stadulis in the Theatre

-Concert Attire-

All Freshman Choir members will purchase their own Concert Attire through the school. Details about this will be given in class and emailed to students and parents within the first month of school.

Freshman Choir members will choose their own shoes. They must be formal and all black with a small heel, if any (for safety and comfort onstage, please make sure the heel is small!). The shoes may be open or closed-toed.

We also offer a fundraising opportunity for those who wish to offset the cost of their clothes. This is a direct sale which solely benefits the individual purchasing the attire.

How to Measure for Concert Attire

Concert Attire Order Form 2019

Freshman Choir Course Description

Rehearsal Notes:

Please be prepared at every rehearsal with your folder, music, and a pencil!

Music Dept. Grading Policy