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:
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.
-How to Practice (even if you think you can’t!)-
-Virtual Piano (in case you don’t have one at home)-
-Final Exam Resource-
“The Silver Swan” sound files ~ https://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.
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
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.
Please be prepared at every rehearsal with your folder, music, and a pencil!