616 Mixed Chorus

1 semester, 1/2 credit (students may take this course for 2 semesters, 1 credit)

Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors


Mixed Chorus is open to all students. There is no audition required. The course will be geared toward students with little to no formal singing experience. Students will have an opportunity to learn the basics and develop their skills as a musician. This class is one semester in length, but can be taken more than once.

Note: This course is a prerequisite for Chamber Choir.

 

Skills

By the completion of this course, students will be able to...

  1. Students will demonstrate proper vocal technique.
  2. Students will identify all the names of the notes and know them by sight.
  3. Students will identify rhythmic values of the notes and recognize them.
  4. Students will perform rhythms using the notes and rests.
  5. Students will sight-read given the starting pitch.
  6. Students will apply solfege syllables and their corresponding hand signs.
  7. Students will identify intervals and how they are used in sight-reading.
  8. Students will perform music from different time periods.

 

Knowledge

By the completion of this course, students will be able to...

  1. Choral music from varying time periods
  2. Proper singing technique.
  3. Basic concepts of music theory in order to become well-rounded musicians.
  4. Certain aspects of choral history, including its role in history and how it is and has been used in day-to-day life, in the church, and in the secular world
  5. Sight-reading techniques, and how to recognize what it entails, and how to do it successfully.

 

This curriculum last updated on January 4, 2019, by the Fine Arts Department.