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    Biloxi High School Choral Department

    2017 – 2018 Choir Syllabus

    Teacher:  Mrs. Jennifer Scrimpshire

    Email:  jennifer.scrimpshire@biloxischools.net

     

    Course Objectives:

    ¯The student will work on the basic skills of singing, including vocal technique and solo vocal performance.  Proper vocalization, breathing, breath support, diction and intonation will be addressed.

    ¯The students will learn the fundamentals of sight singing and be able to do so independently.  This is to include rhythms and pitch.

    ¯The students will sing a variety of vocal literature to include but not limited to American, Broadway, Folk, Spiritual and Classical.

    ¯The student will learn basic music terminology as it is used in the choral setting.

      

    Grading:  A=90-100  B=80-89  C=70-79  D=65-69  F=below 65  I=incomplete

    Grading follows the policies of Biloxi Public Schools.  A mid-term progress report and a report card following the end of each term are issued.

     

    Tests and Grades:

    ¯The student will be given a daily grade for each day he or she actively participates in Choir.

    ¯The student will be tested periodically on vocalization, breath support,  and musical terminology.

    ¯The student will be tested periodically on sight singing.  This is to include rhythm and pitch.

    ¯The student will be tested on music terminology.

    ¯All performances and extra rehearsals count as major test grades

     Retesting:

    ¯The student may retest on any of the material listed above. 

    ¯If the student chooses to retest on a sight singing test, the student must come in for extra lessons two days after school for 30 minutes each.  These days will be agreed upon by the teacher and the student.

    ¯If the student chooses to retest on written tests, the student must come in for re teach sessions on two days after school for 30 minutes each.  These days will be agreed upon by the teacher and student.

    Homework:

    ¯The student is expected to learn music terminology as assigned.

    ¯The student is expected to learn materials from classroom instruction as assigned.

     

    Course Requirements:

    ¯Regular and prompt attendance and preparation

    ¯Enthusiastic participation in class discussion and activities

     

    Supplies:

    1.5" BLACK 3" binder

    1 pack of pencils

    2 hightlighters