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Welcome to Concert Chorus!


You’ve joined something bigger than yourself.

We work together, struggle together, and celebrate together:

this is your chorus family

 



Concert Chorus Expectations

 ·        Singing isn’t just fun and games. It’s hard work, an art, and it takes guts.

Sectionals, Sightreading assignments, Artist in Residence Lessons, and Concerts/performances are a mandatory part of this course—often outside of school hours.

 Chorus is not just a class, it’s a rehearsing ensemble. You are not students, you are musicians. We start from the ground up every year, so help us get back to cruising altitude with a positive attitude!

 You need a 2 inch (or smaller) black binder, and a pencil for this course. You need to bring them to every rehearsal, or you will receive a zero from your section leader for the day.

 Help each other stay on task. You’re a friendly bunch, and you’re standing closer to your neighbors than is socially acceptable for 40 minutes. Leave your cell phones alone, or you’ll be sweeping the auditorium after school. Section leaders will be on the lookout for this.

 

Level I – additional requirements

 10%

ü  Audition for a Jr. or Sr. District Festival or create small vocal ensemble to perform at both

Chamber Concerts.

A complete recording of the ensemble singing must be submitted at least 2 weeks before the recital.

*small ensemble means no more than 2 singers per part.*

Alternative: with teacher approval, your group can make a music video, which will be presented in class.

 10%

ü  Write a concert review for a high school level or higher vocal ensemble once per quarter on Edline. Review must be submitted within 1 week of the performance.
Reviews not submitted via NAHSmusic.com and within 1 week will not be graded.

                                                   

 

Concert Choir Assessment

Attendance

            A schedule will be given out at the beginning of the school year. You must attend all events/concerts. 

Failure to do so will result in a 15% quarter grade deduction per evet/concert.

 

Assignments – 30% - approximately two per quarter

Sightreadingfactory assignments must be done on time. Be a responsible student, or it’ll cost you 10% per day (including non-school days). If you are unable to access a cell phone or computer at home, one is available in the school practice rooms.

 

Rehearsal Preparedness - 50% (includes 20% level 1 requirements)

            Come to class with a clean chorus binder and a pencil.

Professional singers are constantly listening, writing, following along, and singing.

Your music should have a LOT of pencil marks!

If you’re sick, you need a water bottle.


Artist in Residence- 20%

            The Friends of Music Booster club has paid for you to have free voice lessons for the entire school year! Ms. Aleks Donato is a professional singer who will teach the chorus as a group and as a private vocal instructor. You are responsible for signing up for your Friday lesson time each month (between 2-5 pm), attending it, and submitting an online assignment by the following Monday evening (midnight).

           

 

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