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Concert Choir
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Course Description/Overview: This vocal ensemble includes 9th grade male singers and 10th -12th male and female singers.  No audition is required. The Concert Choir meets daily for rehearsals and presents a variety of concerts throughout the year. During quarter 3, Concert Choir participates in the MN Region VIAA Large Group Vocal Contest. A yearlong residency with VocalEssence will culminate in a performance at the Ordway Theater in St. Paul during 4th quarter. Students will study a variety of musical styles from various historical periods, cultures, and languages. A vocal arranging and piano chord chart- reading unit are essential components of course. Sight-reading and vocal pedagogy are embedded into every rehearsal throughout the year. The literature studied matches the ensembles developmental level.

Required Materials: Black pants and shoes, pencil, $20 Uniform Cleaning Fee & Choir T-shirt

2016-2017 PERFORMANCES

1st Quarter Graded Performance

FALL CONCERT        THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27     7:30 P.M.        AUDITORIUM

2nd Quarter Graded Performance

WINTER CONCERT   TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13     7:30 P.M.        AUDITORIUM

3rd Quarter Graded Performance

CLASSICS CHOIR CONCERT THURSDAY, MARCH 16      7:30 P.M.   AUDITORIUM

MN CHOIR FESTIVAL COMPETITION MONDAY, MARCH 20  MINNETONKA H.S. 18301 MN-7, Minnetonka          School Day Field Trip      

4th Quarter Graded Performances

CONCERT CHOIR VOCALESSENCE CANTARE’ CONCERT   TUESDAY, MAY 2      6:00 P.M.     ORDWAY   ST. PAUL

SPRING POP CONCERT   TUESDAY, MAY 23             7:30 P.M.        AUDITORIUM

 

Quarterly Summative Assessments: Total percentage of grade: 75%

-Performances (time and dates on the back side of this form) (30%)

-One reflection for each performance  (5%)

-Part Testing (Recorded during rehearsal) (25%)

-Music Theory Written Assessments  (15%)

Quarterly Formative Assessment: Total percentage of grade: 25%

-Weekly Rehearsal Activities (25%) Engage in Singing, Listen, Sit in Assigned Seat/Section with Music

Grading: The primary purpose of grading is to communicate the academic achievement status of students to students, their families, employers, and post-secondary institutions.  A grade should accurately reflect what students know and are able to do in a course.

GRADING SCALE

Grade Definitions

A A-

93.00 - 100%

90.00 – 92.99%

Exemplary work

 

B+

87.00 – 89.99%

Proficient/Thorough work

B

83.00 - 86.99%

 

B-

80.00 – 82.99%

 

C+

77.00 – 79.99%

Acceptable work

C

73.00 – 76.99%

 

C-

70.00 – 72.99%

 

D+

67.00 – 69.99%

Mediocre work

D

63.00 - 66.99%

 

D-

60.00 – 62.99%

 

F

0 – 59.99%

Unacceptable work

Grading modifications may be made for students with IEP or 504 plans.