June 5, 2012
Dear Choir Parents,
We are so excited about the Clover Park Regional Middle School Choral Festival coming up this Friday, June 8, 2012! I’m positive our students have been coming home and telling you about the cool music we are learning. There have been a few changes to the schedule. Because of End of Year testing, the facilities at Lakes have been completely booked for the day. We have graciously been invited to celebrate this year at Hudtloff Middle School in the Gym.
9:30-11:30 - Mass Choir Rehearsal (All middle school students)
11:30 - Dismiss the students to go to their home schools with their chaperones
HONOR CHOIRS STAY
11:30-12:00 - Sack lunch with honor choir participants
12:00-12:30 - Warm-up and ice breakers led by honor choir directors and helpers
12:30-4:30- Honor Choir rehearsals with various breaks and sectionals
4:30– Honor Choir students arepicked up by parentsto get dinner and change
6:30 - Call for all students – Gym opens for seating
7:00 - Concert
Students from grades 6 to 8 have been chosen by their teachers to participate in the honor choirs, led by our fearless high school teachers in the Clover Park School District:
Men's Choir: Mr. Gorne
Treble Choir: Ms. Chappell
SATB Choir: Dr. Keller
Students can access the practice tracks for last minute polishing of their part at my TeacherWeb site by clicking on “Practice and More.” Rehearsal for the whole choir will take place only during the day of June 8th. High School students have been hand-picked by their directors to act as mentors and sing with the honor choirs as well.
Please contact Mr. Gorne if you have any questions. I look forward to celebrating a great year together through the gift of song! I look forward to seeing you all on June 8, 2012.
Suo-gan, a Welsh lullaby, pronunciation guide. Please practice this before your next class period. Suo-gan-Welsh-Pronunciation.pdf
Remember, we will also be singing this: Come-Lets-Dance.pdf
Reminder: 6th Grade Showcase is on April 24 at 7:00 PM. Please have your choir student here by 6:00 PM. The program will be over by 8:00 PM.
Don't forget to look at Dona-Nobis-Pacem.pdf with notes in order to be ready to perform next Tuesday!
Make sure to fill out the Solfège for Ave Verum Corpus. "Do" is C. Sopranos are Part I and begin on "So." Altos are Part II and begin on "Mi." Baritones are Part III and begin on "So."
4/11 & 4/12
We worked on Dona Nobis Pacem today. Remember there is a test on
4/13 4/17 or 4/16. You will need to show you have learned your part and can sing it completely through as a round with the other two parts in small groups around the piano. Ave Verum Corpus, the new song, will be up on the website and have a link here as soon as it is finished.
Please reflect on the Westminster Chorus video we watched in class. What can we learn from their rehearsal technique and teamwork? How can we apply some of those things in class? Are there consequences we should develop?
Great job today on your Solfege! You are getting it and that's so exciting. Please make sure that you have completed the Solfege work that was assigned last week. I will be assessing it in you DW when I collect them next week. The Round will be under the documents tab. Please learn the song on Solfege before adding the works. Let's come in on Tuesday ready to sing it in 2 or 3 parts!
Remember to do your sight-reading homework and practice. The document is "Sight-Reading Practice & Homework" in the Documents tab to the left. Remember to have it done in your DW before I collect them next week. What did you learn today about rehearsal behavior and teamwork?
Today we reviewed what students need to know for the final retake. Unfortunately, 99% of the students did not do well enough on their final to show understanding of the material and reach the standard. Those who studied were very successful. Students will have an opportunity to sho their understanding through pride lunch and in class retakes of the entire test or just portions. We are looking at dynamics, note names, rhythms, time signatures, and solfege.
to practice Flight of the Grackle. Make sure to work on only your part until your hear otherwise in class.
MYP Level 1
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Welcome to the second year of the Harrison Preparatory Music Department! We have quite a tradition started and I am excited to continue building upon all our successes this year. We will have a chance this year to perform great music from many different cultures, eras, and styles. We will also have the opportunity to perform for our community and learn about the role of music in our own culture. This course has been designed around state, national, and International Baccalaureate (IB) standards and will help you to focus on your role as musician and student. Throughout the course we will develop singing, sight-reading, ear training, music theory, and performance skills. There will be many opportunities to use what you have learned in all your other classes in the music classroom and vice versa. We will work on this and much more.
The Washington State Essential Learning Requirements (EARL's) for the Arts, MENC National Standards, and IB Arts Assessment Criteria will be the benchmarks for learning in this class. Students will have multiple opportunities to experience music, interact with music, and develop as musicians.
Music Overview, from WA OSPI:
In sixth grade, students create, perform, and respond to music individually and within an ensembleâ€¦They understand and perform a variety of musical literature that encompasses diverse cultural genres, historical periods, and styles. Students use musical skills and techniques to explore and apply the elements of music.The study of music in grade 6 allows the student to experience the roles of director, ensemble member, and audience with guidance from the teacher.
WA State Arts EALR's
1. Students understand and apply arts knowledge and skills in music.
2. Students demonstrate thinking skills using artistic processes in music.
3. Students communicate through music.
4. Students make connections within and across the arts to other disciplines, life, cultures, and work
1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
2. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
3. Reading and notating music.
4. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
5. Evaluating music and music performances.
6. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
IB Arts Assessment Criteria
Knowledge & Understanding
This criterion measures a student's ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of music, the elements of music, and communicate a critical understanding of their work in music.
This criterion measures a student's ability to elaborate an idea, theme, or personal interpretation of music through purposeful expression and communication of artistic intentions.
Reflection & Evaluation
This criterion measures a student's ability to reflect on their own artistic development throughout the process, to evaluate the quality of their work and produce details of improvements that could be made, and to intentionally use feedback from others to inform their future development as an artist.
This criterion measures a student's commitment to using their artistic process, demonstrating curiosity, self-motivation, initiative, and a willingness to take informed risks. The student shows support, encouragement and works with their peers in a positive way; and they are receptive to the music of various cultures, including their own.
III. Texts and Resources
Music chosen by the director to develop specific skills and introduce music of different cultures, eras, and styles.
The Jenson Sight Singing Course: Volume I. Hal Leonard Corporation:1984
Essentials of Music Theory: Book 1. Alfred Music Publishing: 1998
Music History texts and anthologies.
IV. Required Materials
V. Classroom Expectations
Practice for a minimum of 15 minutes outside of class.
Most written assignments provided in class will be posted on TeacherWeb.
Students are expected to follow all school rules and the classroom norms we develop in class.
It is always the student's responsibility to know what work is missing and to turn in all assignments.
Units of study will be broken down into three areas, each following their own timeline. Each discipline will have an assignment calendar in order to keep track.
Four concerts per year, plus opportunities to perform for the school community.
Theory will be self-paced, while ear training will follow a specific schedule, to be developed to meet the needs of each class.
Writing and research opportunities studying composers, eras, and styles of music.
VII. Methods of Assessment
All assessments will be evaluated using the IB Assessment Criteria explained above. Students will receive rubrics for all performance and history assignments. The end of unit assessments will include evening concerts, in class tests, essays, and individual recordings.
VIII. Grading Policy
This included readiness for class, practice logs, the developmental workbook, and homework assignments. It is your responsibility to find out what you have missed and turn in all work on time. You are expected to meet standard in all areas.
Do you get ready for rehearsal before the bell rings? Do you do the entry task right away? Do you take necessary risks to improve your instrument? Are you giving your 100% best effort, attention, and encouragement?
Assessments & Essays
A two-week notice is required for any performance absences.In the case of an emergency, the student must bring a signed note excusing the student from the performance on the next day the student attends school. Another assignment will be available. You must complete all quizzes, tests, essays and projects. If you miss a quiz or test, it is your responsibility to set up a time to take itbefore the next quiz or test.
Student grades are standards-based and will be translated to letter grades for each grading period.
All rubrics and grading boundaries will be posted on TeacherWeb.
Late assignments will be accepted, but NOT after the grading period ends.
You will be assigned Pride Lunch to complete all missing or below-standard assignments.
Research assignments cannot cite Wikipedia and must be properly cited using MLA format.
Plagiarism is not acceptable and will result in disciplinary action.