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Choir 3,4 (P) (5055, 5056)

Grade Range:
 Choir 1,2; ability to sing on pitch with a voice quality that blends with the choir; 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 3,4 teaches the musical concepts and technique of singing at an early intermediate level. In this course, students will increase their knowledge of music notation and musical vocabulary, and will continue to refine their pitch accuracy, vocal tone, and performance skills. Students will interact with music through composing, improvising, transcribing, performing, and evaluating performances. They will be exposed to the harmonic minor scale, musical careers in media, and additional diverse repertoire (including text in foreign languages), and will be asked to think deeply about the history of American music and the cultural functions of music.

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.
SDUSD VAPA Core Learnings, 2005.