Solo and Ensemble contest March 3rd- students need accompanists by the end of the week. Students need to sing for me at least once before the contest, and begin practicing with their accompanists- A LOT.
Our accompanist will be here tomorrow to work through our songs.
Singing test Thursday in two parts.
Friday will be solo tryouts.
Students ID note letter names and their corresponding solfege for a 5-chord four-part progression
There will be a crescendo/decrescendo exercise on the board.
"Zu" - 54321 moving downward by half-steps
"Za" - 154321 moving upward by half-steps
"Seasons of Love" (all)- checking parts
"All That Jazz" (all) - checking parts (if time)
Same as Monday
Tuning exercise- Using the Major triad, each section will work on tuning to each other and keeping a constant pitch
"Zu" - 13531 - moving downward by half-step
"Za" - 151
"Edelweiss" - work parts
"All That Jazz" - work parts
"Seasons of Love" - work parts
"Sim Shalom" (if time)
Same as Monday and Tuesday
Tuning exercise - High Voices will sing half steps and whole steps (D R D T D) while Lows evaluate, then parts will switch.
"Zu" - 531 - moving downward by half-steps and adding a decrescendo on each key
"Za" - 135- moving upward by half-steps and adding a crescendo to each key.
"Edelweiss"- Add expression
"All That Jazz" - Add expression
Same as Mon-Wed
Improvisation exercise in sections- sing "Seasons of Love " melody from mm 5-6, then teacher adds optional embellishments, which the students can add.
Two on a part testing pitch, rhythm, words, tuning, and volume for "Seasons of Love" or "All That Jazz"
Same as Monday
Students will sing the male/female solos, then do some improvisation over the choir parts.