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Choir 1,2 (P) (5050, 5051)

Grade Range:
 Ability to sing or interest in learning how to sing; students may be auditioned and grouped together into ensembles on the basis of voice quality, range, or skill
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Visual and Performing Arts
 UC subject area satisfied:
 f - Visual and Performing Arts
Course Description:
 Choir 1,2 teaches the musical concepts and technique of singing at a beginning level. In this course, students will learn how to produce accurate pitch and create a mature vocal tone, as well as learn the basics of music notation and musical vocabulary. Students will be exposed to the major scale and diverse repertoire (including text in foreign languages) and will be asked to think deeply about the discipline of music from a number of perspectives, including style, genre, mood, and historical and cultural context. Additional topics of study include demonstrating appropriate performance etiquette, identifying musical contrasts, evaluating performances, and creating new music through compositions and improvisations.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Jothen, Exploring Choral Music: Intermediate Mixed, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2005.
Hamre and Hamre, The High School Sight Singer, Volumes 1–5, Masterworks Press, 1999 and 2000.
Site-selected music and music materials.
SDUSD VAPA Core Learnings, 2005.