TC WEST CHOIR STUDENTS ARE SUPER SMART SINGERS!


LEARNING GOALS & SCALES



3 Fundamentals: Posture, Breathing, and Vowel Shapes

Posture:

1. Feet shoulder width apart

2. One foot slightly in front of the other

3. Knees loose, not locked

4. Hips over the heels, not cocked

5. Rib cage expanded

6. Sternum lifted and hooked

7. Shoulders back and down

8. Hold a crown

9. Hands down

10. Botox :-D

5 Points of Breathing:

1. Silent

2. Deep

3. Low

4. Fully expanded

5. (around the waist)

Vowel Shapes:

1. Vertical Vowels

2. TALL not WIDE

3. Lips Off the Teeth

4. Corners Tucked In



Posturize beforewhile you Vocalize so your sound can Midasize! (Golden!)




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 (2020)



DISTRICT FESTIVAL SCORES (2018)



MSVMA CLINICIAN SCORES (2017)



DISTRICT FESTIVAL SCORES (2016)




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