- Is it purposeful – What is the teachable moment or concept focus? It may be rhythmic or melodic based, but a large part of being a member of a choir is thinking about form and expression or part singing.
- Is it sequential – How is this accessible to your students? What experiences have they had so far in your ensemble that has prepared them for what your teachable moment or concept focus is? How are you going to teach it? Mostly by rote, or with notation?
- Is it joyful – YOU have to love it in order for your KIDS to love it.
- Welcome Song & Activity
- Physical & Vocal Warmups
- Melodic/Rhythmic/Expression Focus
- Repertoire Connections
- Closing Song & Activity
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- What is age appropriate for your kids? How can they best demonstrate their learning and skill acquisition to this point?
- Remember that beautiful unison singing is the first step.
- If you want to add some enhancements to make your performance more “concert like,” think of places to add simple ostinati, body percussion, unpitched percussion, or movement. Keep it simple. Quality over quantity (or the flashy stuff!)
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- One Accord by Georgia Newlin
- Educating Young Singers by Mary Goetze, Angela Broeker, & Ruth Boshkoff
- Sound Advice by Jean Bartle
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