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									                                                                                    Lesson Plan
                                                                                Week of August 8, 2011
Grade Level:         Secondary                  Subject:       Choir                                              Prepared By:    E. Cobbins
Overview & Purpose The course work for music theory, vocal technique, sight-reading, solo and choral             Education Standards Addressed
repertoire, and music appreciation run simultaneously.
MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS/MUSIC THEORY                                                                                  Benchmark 1 Recognize and imitate simple melodies
Master Theory is a six-part series that begins with the basics and progresses through advanced harmony
                                                                                                                 and rhythmic patterns using voice,
and arranging. Each book is complete text and workbook in itself containing 30 short lessons and
assignments. Most work can be completed outside band rehearsals at the student's own pace. Review and            musical instruments, or other sound
grading can be done in less than 5 minutes of class time. This combination of home study plus just a few         sources (3)
minutes of rehearsal time for theory will produce amazing results in a very short time.                          Recognize and perform melodic and
                                                                                                                 rhythmic patterns using voice, musical
Music Ace I and II software is engaging, self-paced lessons that accelerate development and reinforce
fundamental music skills and an understanding of music theory. Lessons cover: Staff & keyboard
                                                                                                                 instruments, or other sound sources, both
relationship, Pitch identification, Note reading, Listening skills, Sharps & flats, Intro to key signature,      individually and in ensembles (1, 3, 4)
Keyboard basics, Major scales, Octaves, Treble, bass & grand staff, and Whole & half steps. Music Ace II is      Benchmark 2 Recognize basic notational symbols
the second title in the highly-acclaimed Music Ace series from Harmonic Vision. It is designed for beginning     and express vocabulary that conveys
and intermediate students and features 2,000 musical examples. Music Ace 2 complements the original              precise musical meanings (3, 4)
Music Ace product by introducing standard notation, rhythm, melody, harmony, intervals and much more.            Interpret notational symbols and
VOCAL TECHNIQUE                                                                                                  vocabulary that convey precise musical
Lutgen Vocalises are designed specifically for improving voices. The exercises are recorded in 3 musical         meanings (2, 3, 4)
keys so the vocalist can strengthen the voice and still develop their lower vocal range. There are a total of
20 exercises. Includes sheet music in one key range, instruction and a training practice log to help stay
focused.
SIGHT-READING
Patterns of Sound uses excellent voice leading, careful sequencing and musically interesting exercises that
can be combined to strengthen part singing, pitch relationships and to develop rhythmic independence.
Volume 1 starts from square one, assuming no previous training, with exercises that are so carefully
sequenced that the students are quickly singing four-measure phrases and eight measure songs in two
parts and finding it easy! Students are introduced to notes, rests, meter, pitch and unison/2-part songs in
Vol. 1, and continue in Vol. 2 with dotted rhythms & syncopation, keys & key changes and more 2-part
songs. Use it every day and watch your students' confidence level grow!
The Choral Approach to Sight-Singing is by Emily Crocker and Joyce Eilers. Here is an exciting easy-to-
use sight-singing method for middle school/jr. high choirs that starts from square one, assuming no previous
training. It is presented in a logical, sequenced order, with harmonically combinable exercises to develop
rhythmic and melodic independence. The collection offers a variety of a cappella and accompanied songs
for 3-Part Mixed voices in two sequenced volumes. Volumes I and II are available in Teacher's Edition and
Singer's Edition, and contain complete vocal and piano parts. The Teacher's Edition additionally includes
complete instruction for use of the method! For Gr. 6-9.
REPERTOIRE (Beginning Choir-SA, Concert Choir-SAB, and A cappella Choir-SATB; Beginning and
Advanced Girls Combination Choir - SSA)
Somewhere in My Memory (arr. Terre McPheeters), Ding Dong! Merrily on High/He Is Born! (arr. Anna
Laura Page),
SSA – This is the Day (Gerald Smith),
SAB – Agnus Dei (TBA), It’s a Good Thing (Winters), Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel (Emerson- required
festival selection info), O Holy Night (arr. Mark Hayes), Hallelujah (from Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful
Celebration ( arr. Chinn)
SATB (A cappella)- Helig (Mendelssohn, All State Choir Audition Piece), Gloria from the Heiligmesse
(Haydn) April is in My Mistress Face (Morely- required festival selection info); Unity (F. Washington), Who
Would Imagine a King (arr. K. Christopher), Some Children See Him, The Star Carol, (Alfred Burt), I Want to
Be Ready (arr. Conway A. Bolt, Jr), Close to You (Bacharach)




                                                        Advanced Choir                                          Beginning Choir
Objectives                                                                                        The students will define music theory. Students   Materials Needed
                                           The students will define music theory. Students       determine the usefulness in understanding music
(Specify skills/information that will be
                                           determine the usefulness in understanding music       theory concepts. Students identify basic music
                                                                                                                                                     Paper
learned.)
                                           theory concepts. Students identify basic music        concepts.                                           Pencil
                                           concepts.                                                                                                 Three Ringed Black
                                                                                                 The students define vocalize. The students            Binder
                                           The students define vocalize. The students            determine the usefulness in development good
                                           determine the usefulness in development good          vocal technique. The students define
                                           vocal technique. The students identify the solfiege   solemnization.
                                           system
                                                                                                 The students define sight-reading. Students
                                           The students define sight-reading. Students           determine the usefulness in knowing how to read
                                           determine the usefulness in knowing how to read       music.
                                           music.
                                                                                                 The students listen to examples of choral
                                           The students listen to examples of choral             repertoire.
                                           repertoire.
                                           .
Information                                     I.     Wednesday: Choir Orientation                   I.     Wednesday: Choir Orientation
(Give and/or demonstrate necessary                     A. Seating Chart                                      A. Seating Chart
information)                                           B. Important Information                              B. Important Information
                                                            1. Course Syllabus                                      1. Course Syllabus
                                                            2. Important Date                                       2. Important Date
                                                            3. Class Fees and Materials                             3. Class Fees and Materials
                                                            4. Class Rules                                          4. Class Rules
                                                       C. New Repertoire                                     C. New Repertoire
                                                            1. Pass Out Selection                                   1. Pass Out Selection
                                                            2. Listening                                            2. Listening
                                                II. Thursday: Orientation (Continued)                 II. Thursday: PowerPoint Presentation
                                                            PowerPoint Presentation                           A. Seating Chart
                                                        A. Seating Chart                                      B. Important Information
                                                        B. Important Information                                 1. Course Syllabus
                                                             1. Course Syllabus                                  2. Important Date
                                                             2. Important Date                                   3.Class Fees and Materials
                                                             3. Class Fees and Materials                         4. Class Rules
                                                             4. Class Rules                                   C. New Repertoire
                                                        C. New Repertoire                                         1. Pass Out Selection
                                                             1. Pass Out Selection                                2. Listening
                                                             2. Listening                              III. Friday: Orientation (Continued)
                                                 III. Friday: Orientation (Continued)                       A. Define Music Theory
                                                      A. Define Music Theory                                B. Define Vocal Technique/Vocalises
                                                      B. Define Vocal Technique/Vocalises                   D. Define Solfiege and Identify
                                                      C. Define Solfiege and Identify                             solemnization
                                                           solemnization                                          1. Video clip
                                                           1. Video clip                                           2. The Sound of Music
                                                           2. The Sound of Music                                   3.“Do-Re-Mi”
                                                           3. “Do-Re-Mi”




Verification                               Assessments                                           Assessments                                        Other Resources
(Steps to check for student                  A. Pre-Test                                            A. Pre-Test                                     (e.g. Web, books, etc.)
understanding)
                                             B. Master Theory Tests                                 B. Master Theory Tests
 Activity                                Technology Centers
 (Describe the independent activity to    Computer
 reinforce this lesson)
                                          Video



CLICK TO SEE PERFORMANCES OF REPERTOIRE SELECTIONS

REPERTOIRE (Beginning Choir-SA, Concert Choir-SAB, and A cappella Choir-SATB; Beginning and Advanced Girls Combination Choir - SSA)
Somewhere in My Memory (arr. Terre McPheeters), Ding Dong! Merrily on High/He Is Born! (arr. Anna Laura Page),
SSA – This is the Day (Gerald Smith),
SAB – Agnus Dei (TBA), It’s a Good Thing (Winters), Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel (Emerson- required festival selection info), O Holy Night (arr. Mark Hayes), Hallelujah (from
Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration ( arr. Chinn)
SATB (A cappella)- Helig (Mendelssohn, All State Choir Audition Piece), Gloria from the Heiligmesse (Haydn) April is in My Mistress Face (Morely- required festival selection info);
Unity (F. Washington), Who Would Imagine a King (arr. K. Christopher), Some Children See Him, The Star Carol, (Alfred Burt), I Want to Be Ready (arr. Conway A. Bolt, Jr), Close to
You (Bacharach)
Praise His Holy Name-Asian Choir Singing American Gospel Music

								
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