PROGRAM CURRICULUM AND GOALS

Middle School Ensemble
2nd - 4th Grade Program
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NCYC 2nd - 4th Grade 6-week program

 

Vocal Technique Goals

  1. Singers will identify and practice unified vowel shape (mouth shape, space inside mouth) to achieve a unified ensemble sound. 

  2. Singers will increase awareness of posture and breathing.

  3. Singers are able to access head register consistently and can identify the difference between head register and chest register. 

 

Musicianship Goals

  1. Solfege (do, re, mi, etc) is introduced through “sound words” and hand signs.

  2. Singers can echo sound word pattern accurately by him/herself. 

  3. Singers can echo rhythmic patterns using voice and claps.

  4. Singers will use sheet music to reiterate skills and music learned in rehearsal (reading, musical notation, musical terms). 

  5. Singers will sing two independent parts at the same time.

 

Experience Goals

  1. Singers will sing in at least one foreign language.

  2. Singers will work together as a group to achieve the goal of performance.

  3. Singers will prepare for the performance experience: maintaining good posture, singing repertoire accurately and musically, remaining focused.

 

NCYC Middle School Ensemble program

Vocal Technique Goals

  1. Singers will identify, practice and consistently implement unified vowel shape (mouth shape, space inside mouth) to achieve a unified ensemble sound. 

  2. Singers will consistently implement successful posture and breathing techniques into their singing practice.  

  3. Singers are able to access and develop head register and can identify the difference between head register and chest register. 

 

Musicianship Goals

  1. Solfege (do, re, mi, etc) is introduced through “sound words” and hand signs. 

  2. Singers will develop skills in order to sing sound word patterns independently without prompt.

  3. Singers can create and perform rhythmic patterns using voice and claps.

  4. Singers will use sheet music to reiterate skills and music learned in rehearsal (reading, musical notation, musical terms). 

  5. Singers will sing up to three independent parts at the same time.

 

Experience Goals

  1. Singers will sing in at least one foreign language per semester.

  2. Singers will work together as a group to achieve the goal of performance.

  3. Singers will prepare for the performance experience: maintaining good posture, singing repertoire accurately and musically, remaining focused.

 
 

Choral Collective of Newport County / PO Box 3293 / Newport, RI 02840