Course Content and Techniques:
*The material for this year’s choir: pop songs.
Do you love to sing? If so, this is the course for you! This performance-based class will include instruction aimed at healthy singing technique, strategies for sight singing, and a strong foundation in basic musicianship. We will work on creating music as a unified ensemble and exploring various genres of traditional choral music, folk music, musics of other world cultures, musical theatre, and popular music. We will explore the cultural, musical, and historical contexts of all of the music that we will learn. Additional repertoire will be based on student interest and ideas.
Students will learn to sing confidently with others. They will recognize the elements of music (melody, harmony, rhythm, etc.) and will be able to effectively analyze and critique their own performances. Additionally, students will leave this course with a deep knowledge of the cultural context of the music performed in class, as well as the relation of musical sound to musical movement.
- Link: Virtual Video Album Project - Streamed June 1, 2021