Ivy Hawnsemble




TeacherSarah Wilson
Subject AreaHawnsemble Acapella Week 1-9
Grade Level7-8
Week #Week 1-9
Unit of InstructionPosture, Aural Training, and Rehearsal Procedures
Standard(s) Taught

Identify, aurally, a variety of vocal styles and ensembles. (MU.68.C.1.4)

Critique, using correct music vocabulary, changes in one’s own or others’ musical performance resulting from practice or rehearsal. (MU.68.C.2.2)

Sing or play melodies by ear with support from the teacher and/or peers. (MU.68.S.1.4)

Perform music from memory to demonstrate knowledge of the musical structure. (MU.68.S.2.1)

Demonstrate knowledge of major and minor tonalities through performance and composition. (MU.68.O.2.2)

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Demonstrate correct posture when singing
  • Review Music Theory basics and begin on advanced theory notation and aural skills
  • Review the importance of active rehearsal preparation 
  • Review the use of the Kodaly solfege hand signs when singing scales and simple sight reading examples
Classroom Activities
  • Review various vocal warm-ups that will be used in choir throughout the year
  • Listen and analyze various pieces of repertoire that will be studied throughout the year
  • Discuss concert etiquette 
  • Discuss proper breathing and vocal technique
  • Work on proper vowel modification to improve tone quality while singing
  • Begin work toward Veteran’s Day Performance
Assignments Due
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