Junior High ChorusCourse Description
The Junior High Chorus comprises 7th and 8th grade students and meets five days a week all year. In this junior high level class, students learn proper vocal technique, musicianship, and music reading skills. In addition, the chorus members build appropriate rehearsal and concert etiquette while developing a sense of responsibility for their role in the larger group. The chorus performs a variety of musical selections from a range of music genres, which includes three- part music.
Students in this group are required to attend performances outside the school day, including but not limited to winter and spring concerts. These performances are a major part of the course grade.
The prerequisite for this class is a successful audition with the teacher/director.
Students in the Junior High Chorus will work to become proficient in several skill areas. Under Vocal Technique, students will learn proper singing posture, correct tone production, proper breath control, and precise diction. Choral Technique includes dynamics, intonation, phrasing, balance, and blend. In honing Music Reading Skills, students will work to become proficient in music symbols and terms and music notation. Working on their Musicianship, chorus members will become familiar with music form, repertoire, and expression.
Students will be assessed based on daily participation, teacher-made worksheets and tests, rehearsals, and performances.