Chorus

WEST PERRY HIGH SCHOOL MIXED CHORUS
2017-2018
Director: Mr. Wieseman

EMAIL CONTACT: mwieseman@westperry.org

PHONE:  789-3931x5404

ROOM: Music Room (or Auditorium/Stage)

CLASS PERIOD:  (AM)

GRADES: 9-12

PREREQUISITE: none

REQUIRED TEXT: No textbooks, but students will be responsible for music, handouts and folder provided


Course Description

Mixed Chorus will expose students to many different styles of music and provide the opportunity to sing and perform several public concerts each year. Students will study singing technique through the use of proper posture and breathing techniques, reading musical notation and applying the elements of sight-reading, singing with solfege, and count-singing to exercises and performance pieces. This course is performance-based and therefore attendance at all concerts is mandatory.

Assessment

Assessment of student achievement in Mixed Chorus will be based on the following criteria:

  • Participation/Effort
    Students are expected to participate to the fullest of their ability at each chorus rehearsal and to show that they are putting forth their best effort. Points can be lost each day for tardiness, lack of participation, talking and other disruptive behavior. Students will be able to earn 3 points for each rehearsal.
  • Concerts
    Since Mixed Chorus is a performance-based course, a public concert will be presented each semester. Attendance at these concerts is mandatory. If you are absent from school on the day of a concert, you may not perform but will be excused upon Mr. Wieseman’s receipt of your admission slip. If you know you will miss a concert, you must present a written note from a parent or guardian at least two weeks prior to the concert.
  • Singing Assessments
    Students will sing individually in front of the director so that the director has knowledge of how each individual sings and so that each individual can be assigned to the proper voice part. Singing assessments will be done at the beginning of the 1st and 3rd
  • Assignments
    There will be occasional written assignments given to assess student knowledge of the music learned as well as basic music theory and terminology learned throughout the year.

Required Concerts:

Winter: Sunday, December 11th, 2016 at 7 PM (Call time for students is 6:30 PM)

Winter (Inclement Weather Makeup Date): Sunday,December 18th, 2016 at 7 PM (Call time for students is 6:30 PM)

Spring: Thursday,May 11th, 2017 at 7 PM (Call time for students is 6:30 PM)

Additional Concert Opportunities:

County Chorus: Tuesday,January 10th, Friday January 20th and Saturday, January 21st (Festival to be held at Susquenita High School)

Bacculareate: TBD

Graduation (Seniors Only): TBD

Concert Attire:

All Mixed Chorus members will wear "concert black". Men will also wear a white shirt, black dress slacks, dark tie, black socks, and black shoes. Women are to wear all black. Please plan accordingly. No Shorts, Jeans or Sneakers. School dress code applies to all concerts.

Please Note: The only exception to the established concert attire would be if Mr. Wieseman and Mrs. DiLissio determine that Show Choir members need to stay in their Show Choir attire for the Mixed Chorus portion of a concert. That information will be relayed to Show Choir members closer to each concert.