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Lesson Plan : Developing a Successful Show Choir
| I: Learning music.
A: Class time will be devoted to learning, memorizing and
performing the selected music utilizing proper breathing
techniques as instituted in the Alexander techniques as well
as applying Waring tone syllables.
A. Learning proper dance techniques and applied choreography
1. Extra curricular rehearsals.
a. Rehearsals will be held T, W, Th. evenings
from 6:30-9:30 PM |
|By the end of the first grading period there should be a marked improvement in the students overall performance level and confidence. Their music will be memorized and they will have the ability to automatically apply the proper vocal techniques and stylings as taught in class during the first eight weeks. They will also have successfully mastered all choreography that accompanies the above mentioned material and shall posses confidence, poise and class as they do so. By the end of the school year the student will have grown to a whole new understanding of their individual talents and will be able to see their growth as a result of continued rehearsals and discipline in learning and performing Secular, Sacred, Pop, Jazz and Musical Theatre pieces in Christmas concerts, Show Choir competitions and other community activities that allow them to "showcase" their talents and serve as "ambassadors" and positive role models in the community. Students are required to maintain a 2.5 GPA to continue in this elective and selective class.|
| At the end of the first two weeks of classes students will be tested on the first six pieces of music taught. They will be required to sing in groups of four in SATB format |
| Students will be learning vocal music from selected octavo music as well as manuscript from arrangers selected to do vocal arrangements.
Original artists of the songs |
|Students of this class have been hand selected at the end of the prior school year through an audition process and represent the best of the best in the music department. Students will be shown videos of some of the past groups success and told about the performing opportunities that will be available to them this year.|
|Students will throughout the class be able to learn from performance that the groups in previous years have done. They will have video and audio recordings available to them to study style, technique and overall performance skills. This will allow the student to compare and contrast their performing abilities to others.|
|In addition to the above mentioned in class and extra curricular rehearsals, students will be performing for community organizations throughout the year. These smaller performances in the beginning of the school year are excellent learning experiences and "rehearsals" for the bigger performances such as competitions that come later in the school year.|
|Students who are having difficulty may be asked and required to have after school rehearsals with myself where we can sort out the problems and conquer them one on one.|
|There will be a Q&A session at the end of every class giving the students the opportunity to satisfy any concerns or confusions. At that point teacher and students will adopt policies or procedures to obtain a better understanding for a harmonious outcome for all.|
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