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    Welcome to Sixth Grade Choir! I am so excited to have you in class this year. My goal is that our classroom be a safe, supportive environment, where you will gain self-confidence and a lifelong love of music. - Mrs. Schroeder

 

In choir you will:

1.  Sing using correct vocal production techniques 

2.  Sight-read simple rhythms and melodies

3.  Experience singing unison and 2-part music in a variety of styles and musical periods

4.  Demonstrate good stage presence, poise, and proper concert etiquette

5.  Have a great time!

Expectations:

Follow all school rules

Be on time with Materials (music folder, pencil, agenda book with conduct card)

No food, gum, or drinks

Respect yourself and others

 

Consequences: Conduct cards and loss of participation points

 

Grading:

Rehearsal Participation: 55%

Your participation in rehearsals will effect not only yourself but the rest of the members of the choir.  Each student’s rehearsal participation will be evaluated weekly based on the following:

Attitude

Effort/Posture

Respect for classmates and teacher

Focus

Being on Time with Materials

 

Performance Participation and Performance Etiquette: 25%

There are 4 performances scheduled for this school year.  Please mark concert dates on your calendars ASAP so that you are able to attend.   Students will receive full credit if they wear appropriate performance attire, (see below) and make a positive contribution to the group while performing.  Also, students need to be a good audience member, and stay throughout the duration of the concert even if they are already finished performing.  Only illness, family emergencies, and pre-arranged absences will be excused.  In the case of an unavoidable absence, a parent will need to notify Mrs. Schroeder prior to the concert.  An excused absence can be made up by submitting a one page paper on a musical topic chosen by the teacher.  An unexcused absence will result in a zero.


Performance Dates:

September 26th    Greater Andover Days    

December 17th     Holiday Concert           7:00         AHS Auditorium

March 9th         Spring Concert            7:00         AHS Auditorium

May 18th           Final Concert              7:00         AHS Auditorium

 

Performance attire is the AMS choir polo, jeans, and your nicest close toed shoes.  Students should arrive at AHS 30 minutes prior to the performance for shirt and warm up.


 

Assessments/Assignments:  20% 

This includes, but is not limited to

  • worksheets
  • music theory tests
  • sight reading tests    
  • singing tests
  • concert evaluations

 

 

 

I am a part-time position, so the best way to contact me is by e-mail!

schroedt@usd385.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Student:

I have read this syllabus and understand the policies and procedures for 6th grade vocal music.  I will make every effort to have a good attitude and to be open to learning new things about music each day.

 

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Student Name (please print)

 

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Student signature

 

For the Parent(s):

I have read this syllabus and understand the policies and procedures for 6th grade vocal music.  I have put the four concert dates on the calendar and know these are important nights for my child.  I understand that students may only be excused for emergencies or unavoidable con´Čéicts that must be approved by Mrs. Schroeder prior to the performance.

 

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Parent signature

 

 

This signed page is worth a written grade and is due by Monday August 26