Welcome to Concert Chorus!
Concert Chorus Expectations
Sectionals, Sightreading assignments, Artist in Residence Lessons, and Concerts/performances are a mandatory part of this course—often outside of school hours.
Level I – additional requirements
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.
Alternative: with teacher approval, your group can make a music video, which will be presented in class.
ü Write a concert review for a high school level or higher vocal ensemble once per quarter (see bottom of this page). 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
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 event/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).