TC WEST CHOIR STUDENTS ARE SUPER SMART SINGERS!


LEARNING GOALS & SCALES



3 Fundamentals: Posture, Breathing, and Vowel Shapes

Posture:

Feet shoulder width apart

One foot slightly in front of the other

Knees loose, not locked

Hips over the heels, not cocked

Rib cage expanded

Sternum lifted and hooked

Shoulders back and down

Hold a crown / Hands down

Botox :-D

5 Points of Breathing:

Silent

Deep

Low

Fully expanded

(around the waist)

 

Vowel Shapes:

Vertical Vowels

TALL not WIDE



ELEMENTS OF SUPERIOR SINGING



The above elements and bullet points are from the MSVMA Festival Rubric (below):




SUPERIOR SINGERS ARE ALSO SUPERIOR SIGHT-READERS!



Sight-reading requires students to identify rhythms and melodies at one of three levels: Primary, Intermediate, or Advanced. Sight-reading scores are combined with three performance scores. The total possible number of points is 120 (30 points per judge).


Final Determination: Total Points
Excellent (1) 120-96 (Qualifies for State Choral Festival)
Good (2) 95-72
Fair (3) 71-46
Developing (4) 45-24

DISTRICT FESTIVAL SCORES (2018)



MSVMA CLINICIAN SCORES (2017)



DISTRICT FESTIVAL SCORES (2016)




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