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Choir 5,6 (P) (5060, 5061)


Grade Range:
 9–12
 Prerequisites:
 Choir 3,4; 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 5,6 allows intermediate musicians to further develop their singing technique and tone. They will begin to monitor and modify their own pitch, diction, and interpretation independently, and evaluate performances using more sophisticated analysis. More complex musical concepts, notation, and vocabulary will be studied, including modulations, cadences, and multiple types of scales. Students will perform diverse repertoire in at least two languages other than English in a variety of performance settings and venues. They will create longer and more intricate compositions, improvisations, and arrangements of music, and improve their aural skills through transcription. The students will complete a musical career research project and draw conclusions about the context of a piece based on its stylistic features.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Jothen, Exploring Choral Music: Advanced Mixed, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2005.
Beebe, Easy Rhythm Site-Singing, Vols. 1–5, Masterworks Press, 1997.
SDUSD VAPA Core Learnings, 2005.