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MUV102: IChorusM (2014-2015)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Music
COURSE TITLE: Intermediate Chorus M
CALENDAR YEAR: 2014-2015
GRADE LEVEL: 5-8
CODE: MUV102
TYPE: MS
CREDITS:
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks

Major Concepts/Content: The intermediate chorus course is designed to provide students, but not limit ‘ -them to, the following vocal musical learning experiences based on DoDEA Music Standards: continuing development of sight-reading ability; analyzing, rehearsing, and performing unison, two-, three-, and four-part music; singing with small and large ensembles in addition to solo opportunities; singing a cappella; experiencing a wide variety of choral literature including secular and no secular music; singing with individual and ensemble instrumental accompaniment; and participating in choral performances.

Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will be provided, in part, through the following choral techniques and approaches: hearing, identifying, and singing musical intervals; using daily sight-reading and dictation exercises; singing unison, two-, three, and four-part choral arrangements, both a cappella and accompanied; performing a variety of secular and no secular music; and participating in choral performances.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the intermediate chorus course, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate and understand vocal production, breath support, and posture.
  • Sing and read unison through four-part music.
  • Demonstrate correct rehearsal attitudes and habits.
  • Take melodic and rhythmic dictation
  • Participate in public performances.
  • Perform in festivals.