North Putnam Community School Corporation
Music K-12

Music - High School Choir

High School Choir

Students taking Choir develop musicianship and specific performance skills through ensemble and solo singing. The chorus may be composed of: (1) male chorus, (2) female chorus, (3) mixed chorus, or any combination thereof. Activities in this class create the development of quality repertoire in the diverse styles of choral literature appropriate in difficulty and range for the students. Instruction is designed so that students are enabled to connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine, and integrate music study into other subject areas. Chorus classes provide instruction in creating, performing, conducting, listening to, and analyzing, in addition to focusing on the specific subject matter. Students develop the ability to understand and convey the composer's intent in order to connect the performer with the audience. Students have the opportunity to experience live performances by professionals during and outside of the school day. A limited amount of time, outside of the school day, may be scheduled for dress rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and music goals. Students must participate in performance opportunities, outside of the
school day, that support and extend the learning in the classroom.

A Core 40 and AHD course
This course may be taken for successive semesters.
A one credit course


Vocal Production

    Singing Alone and With Others
The learner will be able to learners identify vocal characteristics. Learners sing a varied repertoire of music. They are able to describe various aspects of vocal production and are able to sing songs in a style appropriate to each (H.1.1, H.1.2). Learners will sing from memory, with proper technique and breath control. The learner will sing music written in three or four parts, with or without accompaniment (H.1.3, H.1.4). Learners will follow the cues of a conductor (H.1.6).
Strand Source
Singing Alone and With Others North Putnam School(a)
  

Music Theory

    Reading, Notating and Interpreting Music
The learner will be able to learners will identify and define standard notation symbols for pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, articulation and expression (H.3.1, H.3.2).
Strand Source
Music Symbols/Terms North Putnam School(a)
  
    Sight Reading
The learner will be able to learners will sight read simple melodies in treble and bass clef applicable to their performance medium (H.3.3, H.3.4). Learners will notate rhythms and simple melodies while listening.
Strand Source
Reading Music North Putnam School(a)
  

Evaluating/Listening to Music

    Improvising, Composing and Listening
The learner will be able to learners will be able to improvise stylistically appropriate melodies or harmonies (H.4.1). Learners will be able to create a harmony for a given melody (H.4.2). Learners will compose music creatively and expressively, using elements of music as they do so (H.5.1, H.5.2). Learners will identify basic music forms when heard, use correct terms when describing events, musical devises, or instruments used (H.6.1, H.6.2).
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Listening Skills North Putnam School(a)
  
    Evaluating Music and Music Performances
The learner will be able to learners define their concept of music quality. They will name specific criteria to be used in evaluting. They will evaluate a performance (all aspects of a performance), by comparing it to similar or exemplary models (H.9.1, H.9.2).
Strand Source
Basic Evaluation North Putnam School(a)
  

Music History

    Music in Relation to Culture and Art
The learner will be able to learners will describe similarities among different art forms across cultures and among different disciplines and the arts (H.7.1). Learners gain a better understanding of the artistic process (H.7.2). Learners will applyy the musical and non-musical skills learned through participation in performance ensembles to other life settings and they integrate the elements of music with other art forms (H.7.3, H.7.4, H.7.5). Learners will classify by historical context, genre and style a varies body of musical works (H.8.1, H.8.2, H.8.3).
Strand Source
Musical Origins North Putnam School(a)
  
    Knowledge/Skills
The learner will be able to learners will have a solid foundation of music history knowledge that can help them if they chose to continue studying music after high school.
Strand Source
Musical Origins North Putnam School(a)
  

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