Syllabus - 6th Grade and Intermediate Girls' Choirs

  • 6th grade Boys & Girls and Intermediate Girls Choir – Course Syllabus
    Stephanie Hamilton, Director 

    Description and Goals: The 6th grade Boys and Girls Choir and Intermediate Girls Choir courses provide the means of laying a solid foundation in sight-reading and performance skills. The course will utilize movable Do (solfege) and Kodaly hand signs. The goal of the course is to teach the students to implement the movable Do system, accompanied by the Kodaly hand signs when sight reading a musical selection. Through this course of study, the students will learn new pieces and become more independent singers. The students will be given opportunities to perform the selected pieces and showcase skills learned through the semester.

    Class Rules
    1. Be on time and ready to work
    2. NO GUM!!!
    3. Keep a pencil in your folder at all times

    Uniform Dress Code
    Formal – "Sunday" dress and dress shoes
    Casual - Choir Shirts and Blue jeans, any shoes EXCEPT flip – flops

    Grading Policy
    Attitude and participation in daily rehearsals, sectionals, extra rehearsals, and performances are very important. Excessive failures and absences may be cause for dismissal from the group and future choir participation will be in question.

    Daily grading scale
    Warm-up – 15 points
    Sight Reading – 15 points
    Behavior Issues – 10 or more points
    Rehearsal – 40 points
    Talking – 10 points
    Gum – 5 points
    Folder care – 5 points