MUV301: Beginning Chorus (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Music
COURSE TITLE: Beginning Chorus
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: The beginning chorus course is designed to Provide students, but not limit them to, the following vocal musical learning experiences: learning the beginning and basic fundamentals of sight-reading vocal music, rehearsing and performing unison and two-part music, singing with small and large groups, studying intonation, experiencing a wide variety of choral literature including secular and no secular music, singing with keyboard and other instrumental accompaniment, and participating in public performances and musical productions.
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 ear-training exercises, singing unison and two-part choral arrangements, performing a variety of secular and non-secular music, and participating in choral performances.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be required to pass periodic sight-reading examinations and to perform successfully in small and large groups during rehearsals and performances.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the beginning chorus course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate correct vocal production.
- Demonstrate an ability to read music notation.
- Sing and read two- and three-part music.
- Demonstrate correct rehearsal attitude and habits.
- Participate in public performances.