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MUV103: Show Choir M (2012-2013)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Music
COURSE TITLE: Show Choir M
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 5-8
CODE: MUV103
TYPE: NC
CREDITS:
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks

Major Concepts/Content: The show choir course is designed to provide students vocal jazz competencies and experiences. The content includes, but is not limited to, the following concepts: sight-reading music notation vocally, singing three- and four-part music, practicing and using vocal improvisation, using back-up accompaniment and ensemble tone color/quality, performing in public performances and musical productions, interpreting contemporary vocal music scores, studying of melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic structure in vocal jazz and popular choral music, studying intonation, singing a cappella, singing with instrumental accompaniment, and creating and performing appropriate choreography.

Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will be Provided, in part, through the following: choral approaches; hearing and singing musical intervals; using aural dictation for ear-training exercises; completing daily sight-reading exercises during regularly scheduled chorus rehearsals; demonstrating techniques of blend, balance, and vocal jazz timbres; interpreting voice part while observing all critical markings; participating in public performances; singing a cappella; performing a wide variety of vocal jazz and popular arrangements; and staging choreography and establishing a stage presence.

Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be required to pass periodic sight-reading examinations and to perform successfully, independently and stylistically, in groups by demonstrating all interpretive markings indicated in the score.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of the show choir course, students should be able to:

  • Sight-sing vocal jazz and popular music independently and in ensemble.
  • Produce correct vocal jazz style.
  • Demonstrate correct rehearsal behavior
  • Perform for school and community
  • Participate in choreography and staging of musical performances.