• Biloxi High School Choral Department

    2019 – 2020 Show 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, support, diction and intonation will be addressed.

    ¯    The student will learn choreography to a multitude of songs from a variety of genres.

    ¯    The student will learn to prepare a show for performance.  That is, the student will learn to sing correctly and dance effectively together at the same time.

    ¯    The students will learn proper performance etiquette.


    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 Show Choir.

    ¯    The student will be periodically tested on vocal parts and/or choreography.

    ¯    All performances and after school/weekend rehearsals count as major test grades.



    ¯    The student may retest on vocal parts and/or choreography. 

    ¯    If the student chooses to retest, 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.




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

    ¯    The student will attend after school and/or weekend rehearsals as necessary.


    Course Requirements:

    ¯    Regular and prompt attendance and preparation

    ¯    Enthusiastic participation in class discussion and activities

    ¯    Performance of memorized songs



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