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  • Course Code
    MU.MU056/MU057
    Content Area
    Fine Arts
    Description

     This is an intermediate level choir for students with limited high school choral music experience and/or developing singing skills. Students will display musical understanding through written and performance activities. This ensemble will perform standard 3-part literature for treble voices [SSA] in a variety of musical styles.
    Expected Outcomes:


    • Demonstrate vocal performance techniques as it relates to posture, breathing, vocal production, tone, diction, articulation.
    • Sight-read grade level appropriate choral literature in various styles alone and with others.
    • Interpret and perform music using expression such as dynamics, phrasing and style.
    • Demonstrate technical proficiency as it relates to rhythm, note accuracy, key signatures, time signatures and tempo.


     


     

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Unit Description
Details
HTCH01Responding
Interpreting the elements of music and the composer’s intent contributes to the process of mastering a skill, and influences the emotional response from the  performer and the listener.
HTCH02Performing
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.

HTCH03Creating
Generalize, develop and refine musical ideas to create musical examples.

HTCH04Connecting
Music is not created in a vacuum; it has been created and performed by musicians deeply embedded and influenced by their culture and times and relates to other subjects in many different ways.  Students will develop an understanding for historical and cultural significances and connections with other subjects that are critical to their growth as musicians.