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Calender 2015

KEY:
B/D=Brinson/Demorest text;

D/L=Davids/LaTour text;

G=Gumm text;

Other readings and materials may be downloaded from this calendar page or will be distributed in class.

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AUGUST
SEPTEMBER
OCTOBER
NOVEMBER
DECEMBER

Date Day Topics Reading/Assignments Due
August
25 T COURSE ORIENTATION

PHILOSOPHICAL & HISTORICAL FOUNDATIONS I
Critical Thinking in Choral Pedagogy
Recognizing & Evaluating Assumptions

Horace, Morris, Delores & Chorus

Choral Journal Letters Annis
27 Th PHILOSOPHICAL & HISTORICAL FOUNDATIONS II
First U.S. Public School Chorus Concert
History of Ideas in Choral Pedagogy

Description of Recruitment Project
Rock Chalk Roles & Process

Quiz on Syllabus

History of Ideas in Choral Pedagogy

B/D: Ch 2

Peterson article; Dunn Handout
September
1 T OVERVIEW: LIFESPAN VOICE

WORKING WITH CHANGING VOICES:
Cooksey/Gackle Stages

CHOIR AUDITIONS & INTAKE ASSESSMENTS
Individual Assessments
Assessing in Group Contexts

Lifepsan Voice Handout; IJRCS Editorial



D/L: Ch 13; B/D: Ch 8

Cooksey; Gackle
3 Th IMPLEMENTING NATIONAL STANDARDS IN CHORAL MUSIC CONTEXTS:
Instructive/Constructive Approaches
Electronic Learning Modules

CHOIR HANDBOOKS

Rock Chalk Duties Description (distributed)

B/D: Ch 4; Broomhead article; National Standards; Revised National Standards ; National Standards: Definitions

Choir Online Electronic Learning; MIDI Resources;

Online Rehearsal Hall; Online Homework Modules 1 ; Online Homework Modules 2 ; Online Homework Modules 3 ;

Peruse some Choir Handbooks

8 T GROUP VOICE EXPLORATION & VOICE CLASSIFICATION

PUBERTAL VOICE ASSESSMENT PROJECTS


Complete Data Collection for Pubertal Voice Assessment Project in class today.

Guests today: Area upper elementary & secondary school students.
10 Th
MODIFYING CHORAL LIT FOR CHANGING VOICES

TEXTED MUSIC

REVIEW OF WARMUP/SIGHTSINGING/CHOIRBUILDING SEQUENCES

PLANNING RCS SIGHTSINGING, IPA & ANATOMY MOMENTS

First Rehearsal of New Piece



Recruitment Project Due.

B/D: Ch 9

G: 30-33, 37-39

Phillips article 1; ; Song Lyrics Article; Sacred Music in Public Schools

Partner Songs Handout distributed in class today


Familiarize yourself with purpose, procedures, details about Rock Chalk Singers

15 T KU ROCK CHALK SINGERS
First Rehearsal

G: Read 2 Recipes (Your Choice)

17 Th
AGE-APPROPRIATE REPERTOIRE CHORAL LIT RESOURCES:
Locating, Selecting, Ordering;
State Music Lists; Choral Libraries



Explanation of Choral Lit Project


B/D: Chs 5, 10

Kansas Music List (Click PML on top bar; thereafter: Choral, then Show All, Level All)

State Music Lists; G: 1, 72, 118

22 T KU ROCK CHALK SINGERS

Graulty article

24 Th
CHOIR ACOUSTICS:
Choral Sound
Diagnosing Choral Sound Inefficiencies
Breathy to Pressed-Edgy Continuum

Description of YouTube Choral Sound Project

VOCAL DEVELOPMENT IN CHORAL CONTEXTS


Adolesc Voice Assessment Project Due.

Rethinking How Voices Work in Choral Ensemble; Choir Acoustics (pdf);
D/L: Ch 12; B/D: Ch 3

29 T KU ROCK CHALK SINGERS

G: Read 2 Recipes (Your Choice)

October
1 Th
CHORAL DICTION: Latin

Students who have completed MEMT 431 Choral Diction excused from class today.

D/L: Appendix A
Explore the Diction Resources Site;

Choir Handbooks Due.

5 T KU ROCK CHALK SINGERS

G: Read 2 Recipes (Your Choice)

8 Th ASSESSMENTS IN CHORAL SINGING CONTEXTS


B/D: Ch 4

Peruse Assessments in Choral Contexts Project Web Module (Due Oct 27)

For further exploration: Music Assessment Web Site and ArtsWork Assessment Site

12 T FALL BREAK.
No Rock Chalk Singers Rehearsal.



15 Th
PROGRAMMING CONCERTS
Popcorn Day

Schedule Choral Sound Project In-Class Presentations

B/D: Ch 6

Brunner 2 article; DeVenney article

You Tube Choral Sound Projects Due.

Excerpts from Runfola/Rutkowski and Thurman/Welch will be distributed today.

20 T KU ROCK CHALK SINGERS

G: Read 2 Recipes (Your Choice)

22 Th
WORKING WITH CHILDREN'S VOICES
WORKING WITH AGING VOICES
WORKING WITH INSECURE SINGERS

REHEARSAL PLANNING AND EXECUTION

Presentation of Choral Sound Project Group 1


Runfola/Rutkowski Excerpts; T/W Excerpts (previously distributed)


B/D: Chs 11, 12

D/L: Ch 10

27 T KU ROCK CHALK SINGERS

Assessments in Choral Contexts Project Web Module Due

29 Th PROACTIVE DISCIPLINE in Rehearsals and on Trips

TIPS: Musicals, Madrigal Dinners, Trips, Vocal Jazz, Showchoir, Barbershop

Presentation of Choral Sound Project Group 2


Merrion article; Vanderveer article

B/D: Chs 13 & 14

Phillips 2

G: 3, 91

Madura Excerpts distributed today.
November
3 T KU ROCK CHALK SINGERS

G: Read 2 Recipes (Your Choice)

5 Th TEACHING VOCAL/CHORAL IMPROVISATION

Presentation of Choral Sound Project Group 3

QUESTIONS/REFLECTIONS/DISCUSSION
Course Concepts & Techniques To Date


Choral Literature Projects Due.

Madura Excerpts (previously distributed)

Take Home Test Distributed.

10 T KU ROCK CHALK SINGERS

Isaacson article

12 Th
ADMINISTERING THE CHORAL PROGRAM
KEEPING ORGANIZED
PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

B/D: Ch 15


17 T KU ROCK CHALK SINGERS

G: Read 2 Recipes (Your Choice)

19 Th
GUEST PANELS:

Motivation/Retention
Budgets/Boosters/Fundraising

Take Home Test Due.

24 T KU ROCK CHALK SINGERS

G: Read 2 Recipes (Your Choice)

26 Th
THANKSGIVING BREAK
No Class.

 
December
1 T
KU ROCK CHALK SINGERS

Rock Chalk Singers Dress Rehearsal
3 Th GUEST PANEL:

Surviving & Thriving in Your First Years of Choral Teaching

B/D: Ch 16

Resource Notebook DUE (bring to class).
8 T KU ROCK CHALK SINGERS

ROCK CHALK SINGERS CONCERT, 6 p.m. (Call is at 5:20 p.m.)

10 Th
WRAP-UP.
The Land Beyond the River.
Course Evaluations.

Everything Due. We're Done!
 
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