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  • 1. WELCOME TO MR. ALZAHER’S MUSIC CLASS Back to School Night 2010
  • 2. COURSE DESCRIPTION: CHOIR
    • This class meets five times per week emphasizing proper vocal technique, choral technique, and music reading.
    • We focus on musicianship and aesthetic response including rehearsal and concert etiquette and responsibilities associated with membership in a performance organization.
    • Choral literature of various forms and genres will be practiced and performed.
  • 3. OVERVIEW OF MAJOR UNITS
    • Vocal Technique
    • posture
    • tone production
    • breath management
    • diction
    • Music Reading
    • part singing
    • ear training
    • rhythmic and melodic reading
    • Choral Technique
    • balance and blend
    • dynamics
    • phrasing
    • intonation
    • diction
    • performance of 4 and 5 part choral music
    • Musicianship/Aesthetics
    • form
    • expression/style
    • repertoire
    • music history
    • etiquette
  • 4. 21 ST CENTURY SKILLS
    • In addition to the standard music curriculum, students will also acquire skills needed to successfully navigate the world around them.
    • The focus of this class will be on developing students’ Life and Career Skills.
    • We will also be integrating technology into our classroom. For example, a large body of CD's, cassettes, and videotapes will also be implemented to allow the students to hear and see other choirs of their same ages.
  • 5. LIFE AND CAREER SKILLS.
    • Flexibility & Adaptability
    • Adapt to varied roles, jobs responsibilities (section leader, etc.), schedules and contexts (performance times/places)
    • Incorporate feedback effectively
    • Deal positively with praise, setbacks and criticism
    • Initiative & Self-Direction
    • Go beyond basic mastery music to explore and expand one’s own learning and opportunities to gain expertise
    • Demonstrate initiative to advance skill levels towards a professional level
    • Demonstrate commitment to learning music as a lifelong process
    • Reflect critically on past experiences in order to inform future progress
  • 6. LIFE AND CAREER SKILLS (CONT.)
    • Social & Cross-Cultural Skills
    • Know when it is appropriate to listen and when to speak
    • Conduct themselves in a respectable, professional manner
    • Respect cultural differences and work effectively with people from a range of social and cultural backgrounds
    • Respond open-mindedly to different ideas and values
    • Leadership & Responsibility
    • Leverage strengths of others to accomplish a common goal
    • Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior in using influence and power
    • Act responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind
  • 7. EXAMPLE LEARNING ACTIVITY
    • Music & Lyrics : A lyric-based learning program that helps students analyze songs.
    • Final project : In groups, students will work together to compare and contrast songs from different genres/eras, analyzing both the musical and lyrical content, using the musical terminology learned over the course.
    • Students will work together to present their analysis to the class using technology that combines both visual and audio components (Google docs, Powerpoint, etc.)
    • This activity:
    • Encourages students to analyze music independently.
    • Teaches students to be critical thinkers and listeners.
    • Prepares students to make informed choices as consumers of music.
    • Exposes them to a range of culturally diverse genres of music.
    • For a more in depth overview of the project, here is the source: http://www.tolerance.org/activity/music-and-lyrics
  • 8. CONCLUSION:
    • In this class, students will learn about the technical aspects of music, as well as general skills needed in the 21 st century such as flexibility, leadership, self-initiative, and interpersonal interaction.
    • If you have any questions/concerns or would like more information, please contact me @ [email_address]

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