Mrs. Querikiol

K-12 Music

Chorus Class- o hour

 

Singing exercises your heart, lungs and releases endorphins, making you feel good.  Life is a song, so sing it!

 

Week of 6th to 10th of May 2019

               -Practices for the Spring Concert

Week of 22nd to 26th of April 2019

22nd of April 2019 ( Monday )

               -  No School:  Easter Monday

23rd to 26th of April 2019 ( Tuesday- Friday )

                        -Practices for the Spring Concert

 

Week of 15th to 19th of April 2019

15th to 18th of April 2019

                        -Practices for the Spring Concert

19th of April 2019

                        -  No Class:  Holy Friday

Week of 8th to 12th of April 2019

                        -Practices for the Spring Concert

Week of 1st to 5th of April 2019

1st of April 2019 ( Monday )

                     -  Broadway Songs and Examples

2nd of April 2019 ( Tuesday )

                     -  Performance

3rd of April 2019 ( Wednesday )

                    -  Opera Input

4th of April 2019 ( Thursday )

                    -  Opera Short Clip Viewing

5th of April 2019 ( Friday )

                   -  Performance                   

 

Week of 25th to 29th of March 2019

25th of March 2019 ( Monday )

                     -  Broadway Songs and Examples

26th of March 2019 ( Tuesday )

                      -  Broadway Songs and Examples

27th of March 2019 ( Wednesday )

                      -  Broadway Performance

28th of March 2019 ( Thursday )

                      - Opera Input

29th of March 2019 ( Friday )

                     -  Opera Input

 

Week of 18th to 22nd of March 2019

18th of March 2019 ( Monday )

                     -  Broadway Songs and Examples

19th of March 2019 ( Tuesday )

                      -  Broadway Songs and Examples

20th of March 2019 ( Wednesday )

                      -  Broadway Performance

21st of March 2019 ( Thursday )

                      - Opera Input

22nd of March 2019 ( Friday )

                     -  Opera Input

            

Week of 11th 40 15th of March 2019

11th of March 2019 ( Monday )

                      -  Broadway Songs and Examples

12th of March 2019 ( Tuesday )

                      -  Broadway Songs and Examples

13th of March 2019 ( Wednesday )

                     -  Broadway Performance

14th and 15th of March 2019 ( Thursday and Friday )

                    -  No Classes:  Spring Break

 

Week of 4th to 8th of March 2019

4th of March 2019 ( Monday )

                      -  Broadway Songs and Examples

5th of March 2019 ( Tuesday )

                      -  Broadway Performance

6th of March 2019 ( Wednesday )

                      -  Opera Input

7th of March 2019 ( Thursday )

                     -  Opera Examples

8th of March 2019 ( Friday )

                    -  Opera Presentation

 

Week of 22nd of February to 1st of March 2019

25th of February 2019 ( Monday )

                      -  Broadway Songs and Examples

26th of February 2019 ( Tuesday )

                      -  Broadway Performance

27th of February 2019 ( Wednesday )

                      -  Opera Input

28th of February 2019 ( Thursday )

                     -  Opera Examples

1st of March 2019 ( Friday )

                    -  Opera Presentation

 

Week of 19th to 22nd of February 2019

19th of February 2019 ( Tuesday )

                      - Pop Songs Presentation

20th of February 2019 ( Wednesday )

                     -  Broadway Songs Input and Examples

21st of February 2019 ( Thursday )

                    -  Broadway Songs Presentation

22nd of February 2019 ( Friday )

                   -  Opera Input

 

 

 

Week of  11th to 14th of February 2019

11th of February 2019 ( Monday )

                      - Pop Songs Presentation

12th of February 2019 ( Tuesday )

                     -  Broadway Songs Input and Examples

13th of February 2019 ( Wednesday )

                    -  Broadway Songs Presentation

14th of February 2019 ( Thursday )

                   -  Opera Input

15th of February 2019 ( Friday )

                 * No Class after the Parent-Teacher Conference

Week of 4th to 8th of February 2019

4th of February 2019 ( Monday )

                      - Pop Songs Presentation

5th of February 2019 ( Tuesday )

                     -  Broadway Songs Input and Examples

6th of February 2019 ( Wednesday )

                    -  Broadway Songs Presentation

7th of February 2019 ( Thursday )

                   -  Opera Input

8th of February 2019 ( Friday )

                  -  Opera Input

Week of 28th of January to 1st of February 2019 

28th of January 2019 ( Monday )

                      -   Melody and Countermelody

29th of January 2019 ( Tuesday )

                     -  Chant Songs Input

30th of January 2019 ( Wednesday )

                     - Pop Songs Input

31st of January 2019 ( Thursday )

                    -  Broadway Songs Input * not carried ( to be administered next week)

1st of February 2019 ( Friday )

                    -  Performance Day

 

Week of 21st- 25th of January 2019 

21st of January 2019 ( Monday )

                      -   Melody and Countermelody: Canon of Praise

22nd of January 2019 ( Tuesday )

                     -  Chant Songs

23rd of January 2019 ( Wednesday )

                     - Pop Songs

24th of January 2019 ( Thursday )

                    -  Broadway Songs

25th of January 2019 ( Friday )

 

                    -  Performance Day

 

Week of 14th  -  18th of January 2019                  

14th of January 2019  ( Monday )

                       -  Singing or Speaking the Chorus

Create a "Singing the Chorus "Activity in 4 Easy Steps:

Step 1: Choose a song with a chorus that is easy to sing.

Step 2: Copy the lyrics of the whole song from the Internet. Highlight the chorus with color or a contrasting font–italics or boldface, for example.

Step 3: Students listen to the song while reading the lyrics.

Step 4: Play the recording again. Students sing along with the chorus.

15th of January 2019 ( Tuesday )

                     -  Class Discussion on a Song's Theme

Personalizing the Theme of a Song with Draw-Write-Share

                     Many popular songs have themes that are universal: love, resilience, friendship, and family, to name just a few. So it’s easy to see how a song can set the stage for a meaningful class discussion.  A speaking activity that gives your students the opportunity to plan–in contrast to a spontaneous discussion–generally works best; it makes it more likely that every student will speak. (In The Art of Teaching Speaking Ken Folse makes a strong case for incorporating a “planning phase” into discussions at every level to ensure more successful student output.) One of my favorite discussion activities, Draw-Write-Share, has a two-part planning phase.

16th of January 2019 ( Wednesday )

                      -  Create a Draw-Write-Share Activity in 4 Easy Steps:

Step 1: Students draw a sketch that personalizes the theme of the song.

Step 2: They write about their drawing beneath their sketch.

Step 3: They share their sketches and writing with a partner or in a small group.

Step 4 (optional): Students listen carefully as their partners talk about their drawings. They then share what they learned about their partner with the whole group.

17th of January 2019 ( Thursday )

                     -  TaRGETED cLOZED

This activity is a variation on the classic cloze exercise. To create a classic cloze exercise, you delete every 7th to 10th word in a text, and students fill in the missing words. For the targeted cloze exercise, you do not delete words randomly; instead, you focus on words or forms you’d like to review. The targeted cloze helps students see the connection between what they’ve learned in class and real-life English.

Create a Targeted Cloze Exercise in 3 Easy Steps:

 Step 1: Copy the song lyrics from the Internet, and delete words that are related in some way. For example, delete past-tense forms, prepositions, wh-words, articles, or rhyming words. The rule of thumb is that you should not delete more than 10% of the lyrics.

Step 2: Put the deleted words in a word bank on the page. It’s usually best to label each word with a letter so that students can use just that letter for their answer as they listen. That way you can avoid pausing the recording, as students need more time to write the whole word.

Step 3: Play the song for your class and have students write in the letters of the missing words as they listen.

18th of January 2019 ( Friday )

 

                         -  Performance Day

Week of 7th  -  11th of January 2019                  

7th of January 2019  ( Monday )

                       -  Singing or Speaking the Chorus

Create a "Singing the Chorus "Activity in 4 Easy Steps:

Step 1: Choose a song with a chorus that is easy to sing.

Step 2: Copy the lyrics of the whole song from the Internet. Highlight the chorus with color or a contrasting font–italics or boldface, for example.

Step 3: Students listen to the song while reading the lyrics.

Step 4: Play the recording again. Students sing along with the chorus.

8th of January 2019 ( Tuesday )

                     -  Class Discussion on a Song's Theme

Personalizing the Theme of a Song with Draw-Write-Share

                     Many popular songs have themes that are universal: love, resilience, friendship, and family, to name just a few. So it’s easy to see how a song can set the stage for a meaningful class discussion.  A speaking activity that gives your students the opportunity to plan–in contrast to a spontaneous discussion–generally works best; it makes it more likely that every student will speak. (In The Art of Teaching Speaking Ken Folse makes a strong case for incorporating a “planning phase” into discussions at every level to ensure more successful student output.) One of my favorite discussion activities, Draw-Write-Share, has a two-part planning phase.

9th of January 2019 ( Wednesday )

                      -  Create a Draw-Write-Share Activity in 4 Easy Steps:

Step 1: Students draw a sketch that personalizes the theme of the song.

Step 2: They write about their drawing beneath their sketch.

Step 3: They share their sketches and writing with a partner or in a small group.

Step 4 (optional): Students listen carefully as their partners talk about their drawings. They then share what they learned about their partner with the whole group.

10th of January 2019 ( Thursday )

                     -  TaRGETED cLOZED

This activity is a variation on the classic cloze exercise. To create a classic cloze exercise, you delete every 7th to 10th word in a text, and students fill in the missing words. For the targeted cloze exercise, you do not delete words randomly; instead, you focus on words or forms you’d like to review. The targeted cloze helps students see the connection between what they’ve learned in class and real-life English.

Create a Targeted Cloze Exercise in 3 Easy Steps:

 Step 1: Copy the song lyrics from the Internet, and delete words that are related in some way. For example, delete past-tense forms, prepositions, wh-words, articles, or rhyming words. The rule of thumb is that you should not delete more than 10% of the lyrics.

Step 2: Put the deleted words in a word bank on the page. It’s usually best to label each word with a letter so that students can use just that letter for their answer as they listen. That way you can avoid pausing the recording, as students need more time to write the whole word.

Step 3: Play the song for your class and have students write in the letters of the missing words as they listen.

11th of January 2019 ( Friday )

                         -  Performance Day

Week of 2nd  -  4th of January 2019

2nd of January 2019 ( Wednesday )

                          -  Essay Analysis:  Imperfect Harmony:  Finding Happiness While Singing With Others

3rd of January 2019  (  Thursday )

                         -  Winter Concert Evaluation and Feed backing

4th of January 2019  (  Friday )

                        -  Songs that Celebrate Music

 

December 22nd 2018- January 1st 2019-  Winter Break

Week of 17th  -  21st of December 2018

17th-19th of December 2018

                        -  Winter Concert Practices

20th-21st of December 2018

                        -  Semestral Exams

Week of 10th -  14th of December 2018

10th of December ( Monday )

                         -  Sight Reading and Sight Singing

11th of December  ( Tuesday )

                         -  Sight Singing

12th of December (  Wednesday )

                         -  Developing Musical Literacy

13th- 14th  of December  (  Thursday and Friday  )

                        -  Winter Concert Practices                  

Week of 3rd -  7th of December 2018

3rd of December ( Monday )

                       -  Article:  Imperfect Harmony:  Finding Happiness While Singing by Stacy Horn

4th of December  ( Tuesday )

                       -  Songs of Celebration Performance

5th of December  (  Wednesday )

                       -  Sight  Reading and Singing

6th of December  (  Thursday  )

                       -  Sight Reading and Singing

 7th of December  (  Friday  )

                       - Performance Day

 

 Week of 26th -  30th of November 2018

26th of November ( Monday )

                               -  Beginning Harmony

27th of November ( Tuesday )

                              -  Establishing Musical Literacy: Key Signatures; Meters; Syncopated Rhythms

28th of November ( Wednesday )

                              -  Sight Singing:  Solfege Syllables; Scales

29th of November ( Thursday )

                               -  Songs of Celebration

30th of November ( Friday )

                              -  Winter Concert Rehearsal and Performance

 

Week of 19th - 21st of November 2018

19th of November (  Monday  )

                                     -  Vocalization Techniques/Drills 

                                     -  Winter Concert Rehearsal

20th of November ( Tuesday  )

                                     -  Vocalization Techniques/Drills 

                                     -  Winter Concert Rehearsal

21st of November (  Wednesday  )

                                     -  Vocalization Techniques/Drills 

                                     -  Winter Concert Rehearsal

 

22nd  and 23rd of November-  No Classes:  Thanksgiving Day

             

Week of 13th - 16th of November 2018

                           12th of November ( Monday )

                                     -  No Class:  Veteran's Day

13th of November  (  Tuesday  )

                                     Vocalization Techniques/Drills

                                      -  wide open vowels:  ah, eh, ee, oh, oo (  Change words throughout to "mah", "meh", "mee","moh", or "moo",etc.)

                                      -  crispy, crunchy consonants (  change words throughout to "key", "pep", "zoo", "cha", or "toes", etc.)

                                      -  ensemble intonation and balance

                                      -  phrase and breath control

                                      -  attack and release

14th of November  (  Wednesday  )

                                     Vocalization Techniques/Drills

                                      -  wide open vowels:  ah, eh, ee, oh, oo (  Change words throughout to "mah", "meh", "mee","moh", or "moo",etc.)

                                      -  crispy, crunchy consonants (  change words throughout to "key", "pep", "zoo", "cha", or "toes", etc.)

                                      -  ensemble intonation and balance

                                      -  phrase and breath control

 

                                      -  attack and release

15th of November  (  Thursday  )

                                     Vocalization Techniques/Drills

                                      -  wide open vowels:  ah, eh, ee, oh, oo (  Change words throughout to "mah", "meh", "mee","moh", or "moo",etc.)

                                      -  crispy, crunchy consonants (  change words throughout to "key", "pep", "zoo", "cha", or "toes", etc.)

                                      -  ensemble intonation and balance

                                      -  phrase and breath control

 

                                      -  attack and release

14th of November  (  Friday  )

                                     Vocalization Techniques/Drills

                                      -  wide open vowels:  ah, eh, ee, oh, oo (  Change words throughout to "mah", "meh", "mee","moh", or "moo",etc.)

                                      -  crispy, crunchy consonants (  change words throughout to "key", "pep", "zoo", "cha", or "toes", etc.)

                                      -  ensemble intonation and balance

                                      -  phrase and breath control

 

                                      -  attack and release

 

Week of 5th - 9th of November 2018

                             5th of November  ( Monday )

                                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                             6th of November  ( Tuesday )

                                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                                     -   Tone Production

                                7th of November  ( Wednesday )

                                   -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                                   -  Tone Retention

                                8th  of November  ( Thursday )

                                  -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                                9th  of November  ( Friday )

                                 -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                                -   Tone Production

                               

Week of 29th of October -  2nd of November 2018

                             29th of October  ( Monday )

                                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                                      -  Selection Practice

                            30th of October  ( Tuesday )

                                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                                     -   Tone Production

                                     -  Selection Practice

                          31st of October  ( Wednesday )

                                   -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                                   -  Tone Retention

                                  -  Selection Practice

                         1st of November  ( Thursday )

                                  -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                                  -  Selection Practice

                        2nd of November  ( Friday )

                                 -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                                -   Tone Production

                                -  Selection Practice

 

Week of 22nd- 26th of October 2018

22nd of October  ( Monday )

                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                      -  Selection Practice

23rd of October  ( Tuesday )

                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                     -   Tone Production

                      -  Selection Practice

24th of October  ( Wednesday )

                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                      -  Tone Retention

 

                      -  Selection Practice

25th of October  ( Thursday )

                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                      -  Selection Practice

26th of October  ( Friday )

                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                     -   Tone Production

                      -  Selection Practice

 

Week of 15th- 17th of October 2018

15th of October  ( Monday )

                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                      -  Selection Practice

16th of October  ( Tuesday )

                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                     -   Tone Production

                      -  Selection Practice

17th of October  ( Wednesday )

                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                      -  Tone Retention

                      -  Selection Practice

18th and 19th of October-  No School:  Admin Convention Days

 

Week of 8th- 12th of October 2018

8th of October     -  LYRICISM

                                                  1. Phrase shape: 1234 5432 1 ("Al-le-lu-i-a")
                                                  2. Phrase shape: 1234 5656 5432 1 ("zee... zah... zoo..." or "vee... vah... voo")
                                                  3. Agility: 1234 5656 5432 1 ("doo... lee... doo...")
                                                  4. Minor mode: 1 2 flat-3 2 1 (“na neh nee no noo”)
                                                  5. Legato: 123 234 345 1 ("doo dah dee")
                                                  6. Stepwise motion: 5434 5434 5432 1 ("do-na no-bis pa-cem")

9th of October     -   CONSONANTS

                                             1. Double consonants: 5555 54321 ("flee" or "plea")
                                             2. Double consonants: 1 3 5--4321 ("flee, flee, flah")
                                             3. Double consonants: 1-3-5-6-5-3-1 ("shoo-lah-loo-lah")
                                             4. "S" or "T" sounds: 13 24 35 46 5432 1 ("sip saw... soo" or "tip taw... too")
                                             5. "F" sounds: 1 13 2 24 3 35 4 46 5-4-3-2-1 ("fum fee... foh")
                                             6. "Y" sounds: 1 flat-3 5 flat-3 1 ("yee-yeh-yah-yoh-yoo")
                                             7. "P" sounds": 5555 5432 1 ("pah pah")
                                             8. Tongue twister: 11 22 33 44 55 44 33 22 1 ("summer sooner")

 

 

10th of October    -  Winter Concert Selection Practice

11th of October    -  Winter Concert Selection Practice

12th of October    -  Winter Concert Selection Practice

 

Week of 1st - 4th of October 2018

1st of October-                  LYRICISM

                                                  1. Phrase shape: 1234 5432 1 ("Al-le-lu-i-a")
                                                  2. Phrase shape: 1234 5656 5432 1 ("zee... zah... zoo..." or "vee... vah... voo")
                                                  3. Agility: 1234 5656 5432 1 ("doo... lee... doo...")
                                                  4. Minor mode: 1 2 flat-3 2 1 (“na neh nee no noo”)
                                                  5. Legato: 123 234 345 1 ("doo dah dee")
                                                  6. Stepwise motion: 5434 5434 5432 1 ("do-na no-bis pa-cem")

      Note:  not carried

2nd of October-                CONSONANTS

                                             1. Double consonants: 5555 54321 ("flee" or "plea")
                                             2. Double consonants: 1 3 5--4321 ("flee, flee, flah")
                                             3. Double consonants: 1-3-5-6-5-3-1 ("shoo-lah-loo-lah")
                                             4. "S" or "T" sounds: 13 24 35 46 5432 1 ("sip saw... soo" or "tip taw... too")
                                             5. "F" sounds: 1 13 2 24 3 35 4 46 5-4-3-2-1 ("fum fee... foh")
                                             6. "Y" sounds: 1 flat-3 5 flat-3 1 ("yee-yeh-yah-yoh-yoo")
                                             7. "P" sounds": 5555 5432 1 ("pah pah")
                                             8. Tongue twister: 11 22 33 44 55 44 33 22 1 ("summer sooner")

 Note:  not carried

3rd of October-                    Selection Practice

 

4th of October -                   Selection Practice

 

5th of October-                    No Class

 

Week of 24th - 28th of September 2018

24th of September                   -   Written exam on Physical Conditioning and Posture

                               -     Review:  "v” or “ng” sounds: 5555 5432 1 ("va veh vee vo voo” or “sing sing… sing—")

                                                                               “ng” sounds: 54321 ("ninga ninga noo")
                                                                                Buzzing: 1 12 3 34 5-3-1 ("vim vee... vim vim vim")

25th of September                   -  VOWELS

                                                    1.  Sustained vowels (quarter notes): 5 4 3 2 1 ("ah-leh-loo-ee-yah")
                                                    2.  Sustained vowels (half notes): 5 4 3 2 1 ("ah-leh-loo-ee-yah")
                                                    3. Vowel placement: 13 24 35 42 1 ("shoo-ee")
                                                    4. Vowel placement: 5432 1234 5432 1 ("doo bee... doo")                

 

26th of September                   -  PART-SINGING 1

                                                   1. Major scale, ascending (sung on solfege or neutral syllable in 2-, 3-, or 4-part canon)
                                                   2. Major scale, descending (sung on solfege or neutral syllable in 2-, 3-, or 4-part canon)
                                                   3.  Minor scale, ascending (sung on solfege or neutral syllable in 2-, 3-, or 4-part canon)
                                                   4. Minor scale, descending (sung on solfege or neutral syllable in 2-, 3-, or 4-part canon)
                                                   5. Major scale, ascending and descending (sung on solfege or neutral syllable in 2-, 3-, or 4-part canon)

                       

27th of September                 -   PART- SINGING 2

                                                  1. Scale degrees, ascending: 1 121 12321 1234321 etc. (sung on numbers in 2-, 3-, or 4-part canon)
                                                  2. Scale degrees, descending: 1 171 17671 1765671 etc. (sung on numbers in 2-, 3-, or 4-part canon)
                                                  3. Tallis’ Canon (use text from “All Praise to You, O God, This Night” or the “Doxology,” sung in 2-, 3-, or 4-part canon)
                                                  4. Jubilate Deo (sung in 2-, 3-, or 4-part canon)

 

28th of September                  -  LYRICISM

                                                  1. Phrase shape: 1234 5432 1 ("Al-le-lu-i-a")
                                                  2. Phrase shape: 1234 5656 5432 1 ("zee... zah... zoo..." or "vee... vah... voo")
                                                  3. Agility: 1234 5656 5432 1 ("doo... lee... doo...")
                                                  4. Minor mode: 1 2 flat-3 2 1 (“na neh nee no noo”)
                                                  5. Legato: 123 234 345 1 ("doo dah dee")
                                                  6. Stepwise motion: 5434 5434 5432 1 ("do-na no-bis pa-cem")

 

Week of 17th - 21st of September 2018

17th of September- To help prepare the choir sing variety of intervals they may encounter in anthems

                                Interval Warm- Up Exercises:  Ascending 4th, Minor 3rd + Descending 5th,  Major 3rd + Descending 5th,  Major 3rd, Ascending 5th, Descending 5th, Descending 3rds

18th of September-  Interval Warm-Up Exercises:  Stepwise motion,  Interval training, ascending (sing on numbers), Interval training, descending (sing on                                       numbers)

19th of September-  To help the  choir about breathing and singing with proper support and control

                                  Breath Support, Staccato

                                  Steady, Sustained Breath

                                  Energy, Articulation, Arpeggio

20th of September-   To teach the choir about singing in compound meter

                                  Triple and Compound Meter:  With Turnaround, With Repeated Note, With Descending 3rd,  

21st of September-  To promote resonance or vibrations in the mouth and nasal passages

                                 "v" sounds or "ng" sounds, buzzing

 

Week 10th - 14th of September 2018

24th of September-  Exam on Physical Conditioning and Posture

Continuation of Resonance Exercise

 

10th of September-  Voice Gears ( head, mask, chest) 

11th of September-  Intonation

12th of September-  Intonation

13th of September-  Mental Toughness

14th of September-  Mental Toughness