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 Unit Details

Unit Title
Performing
Unit Number
MCHCH02
Course
Mixed Chamber Choir
Content Area
Fine Arts
Description
Performance experiences are critical to the development of musicians. Vocal performance skills encompass the tools needed to master, interpret, and produce a musical work. Ensemble performance skills are acquired when students rehearse and study music in preparation for culminating performances. These performance experiences are critical to the development of musicians.
Timeline
34 Week(s)
Enduring Understandings
Understanding and appreciation of a variety of repertoire.
Respect the process and performance.
Everyone can participate in the creation of music. Creating music is not an elite art form.



Essential Questions
What attributes make a musician successful?
Why is expression important to a musician?
How do ensemble performances change my musicianship?
How is the ensemble affected by the listener’s response?
What internal and external circumstances may alter the final product of a performance? How do musicians respond given those circumstances?
How do we know we are improving as an ensemble?
How does an accomplished ensemble sound?







Additional Unit Resources
  • 4-Part, 6-Part and 8-Part Octavos of Varied Repertoire

  • Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory Web

  • Sight Reading Factory Teacher and Student Editions

  • Music Notation Software

  • Smart Music

  • Risers

  • Platforms

  • Sound Reinforcement

  • Piano/instrumentation

  • Concert Attire

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Standard
Standard Component
  
Interpret expressive intent and meaning of musical works, citing as evidence the treatment of elements of music.
HC1B
  
Identify rhythmic patterns, imitate (by ear) simple melodic patterns in major and minor scales, and recognize simple diatonic intervals.
PP2D
  
Apply criteria to identify various forms or structures, such as overtures and marches.
AP1A
  
Demonstrate appropriate concert etiquette as an audience member and performer within various contexts.
AP2B, HC1C
  
Infer connections between the arts or non-arts related disciplines (science, language arts, physical education/health, etc.) to the performance of choral literature.
IC1B
  
Identify characteristics and contexts of various historical periods, genres, and styles.
HC1A, HC1B
  
  
Standard
Standard Component
ECO
  
Sight-read grade level appropriate choral literature in various styles alone and with others.
EP1E
ECO
  
Students will demonstrate vocal performance techniques as it relates to posture/breathing, vocal production/tone, diction/articulation.
PP2A, EP1A, EP1B
ECO
  
Students will demonstrate technical proficiency in the elements of music as it relates to rhythm, note accuracy, key signatures, time signatures and tempo.
EP1A, EPB
ECO
  
Students will perform a varied repertoire of choral music in public with others.
PP2A, PP2B, PP2C
  
Students will interpret and perform music using expression such as dynamics, phrasing and style.
PP2E, EP1C