Camden Hills Regional High School

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Visual and Performing Arts

Chorale is designed to foster creativity in musicmaking and to teach basic choral and vocal skills necessary for performing in a high school choral ensemble.  The repertoire performed is of a variety in style and level of difficulty, challenging both vocally and musically. Students who are new to the choral singing experience will be paired with upperclass students to help them with the many facets of learning choral music. Students are offered voice lessons for the purpose of vocal training and the teaching of basic sight singing skills. Students in this ensemble should show a good practice ethic and will work towards musical literacy.  Students who would like to be in Chorale but can not fit the class in their schedule can take Chorale Sectional, offered at varying times throughout the day.

Members of the chorale demonstrate the ability to:

a) perform varied styles of music using different vocal techniques

b)project the voice in the required range of his/her given voice part

c)follow and communicate with a conductor

d) sing with musicality and expression

e)read a choral score, rhythms, and sing his/her part in a four part choral setting independently of the piano

As stated in the Maine Learning Results:

•Students apply accumulated knowledge of musical notation, symbols, and terminology to perform music with greater complexity and variation including sudden dynamic contrasts.

•Students listen to, analyze, and evaluate music using their understanding of pitch, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, form, timbre, texture, harmony, style, and compound meter.

•Students perform music of various styles and genres that requires well-developed technical skills, attention to phrasing and interpretation and various meters and rhythms in a variety of keys, accurately applying the accumulated knowledge and skills of: proper posture and technique; musical notation; symbols; and terminology.

•Students learn to make meaningful contributions to the community through musical performance.

•Students analyze and evaluate musical ideas expressed in their own musical performance.

•Students make short-term and long- term goals with consideration to time management, interpersonal interactions, or skill development that will lead to success in the arts.