Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Welcome to Spring Semester!!

Welcome (back) to chorus! We are in store for an exciting and busy semester! Please familiarize yourself with the blog and check it often! It contains documents, announcements, and links to important information.

Let Mrs. Hayek know if you have any questions or concerns! lindsey.hayek@dpsnc.net

EOE practice tracks!

Here are the EOE practice tracks! Made by the awesome DPS chorus teachers! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take advantage of these! They should really help your practicing! Thanks:)


Monday, January 9, 2012

Men's Choral Invitational

Here are the links for the Men's Choral Invitational! If you are going, you will write a reflection about the experience. If you are not going, you will use these videos to write a brief reflection, giving a brief positive and negative critique for each song. Also, talk about the challenges and advantages of the male voice, and some of the musical characteristics of all-male music (like the ranges, the harmonies, etc.).

Let their Celestial Concerts all Unite

Make them hear you

Gabi, Gabi (but you will be doing an all-male version)

Got a Mind to Do Right

Danny Boy (but with a bigger ensemble)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Welcome back!

Great job on the winter concert, all! Photos from caroling and such coming soon!

Get ready for those exams:)

Don't forget CONCERT REPORT---due by Jan 12 if you want a chance to be exempt!!

Info for Chorus History Project (3rd or 4th period):

Look at the rubric! History of the genre, and how it relates to CHORAL music! Give some musical examples (but you don't need to limit yourself to one song, you could do a few!)

Here are some links and resources that may help you out.

This website is awesome--so much about many genres and eras of music!

Classical Music database: www.naxos.com

Choral music databases (if you want to see if there is a choral music version):

Folk music: http://folkmusic.about.com/od/historyoffolk/a/Folk_History.htm

Gospel Music: http://www.bostoncommunitychoir.org/history_of_gospel_music.htm


spirituals: http://www.negrospirituals.com/history.htm

barbershop: http://www.acappellafoundation.org/essay/bbshistory.html

Let me know if you need help with youtube or google searches!