All concert rehearsals are graded. Any absences both excused and unexcused will require the completion of an alternate assignment within a week of your return to school. Complete ONE topic per rehearsal absence. Excused rehearsal absences can earn up to 100% of the points. Unexcused rehearsal absences can earn up to 80% of the points.
STEP 1: Choose one of the following composers, about whom to write a short biography. If you wish to choose a composer NOT on this list, you MUST have it approved by Ms. Pittman.
Leonard Bernstein, Hector Berlioz, Richard Wagner, Feliz Mendelssohn, Frederic Chopin, Imant Ramish, Claude Debussy, Franz Josef Haydn, Morten Lauridsen, Johannes Brahms, Z. Randall Stroope, John Rutter, Robert Shaw, Moses Hogan, Ola Gjeilo, Joshua Shank, William Dawes, Rene Clausen
STEP 2: Write a 500 word biography that is interesting and in your own words.
STEP 3: List the titles/authors of all materials and resources used and exact addresses for any websites used (Reference Page/Works Cited Page)
STEP 1: Find a journal article about a relevant choral topic or see Ms. Pittman to choose from a preselected list of journal articles about a relevant choral topic.
STEP 2: Write a 500 word summary and reflection on the topic.
STEP 1: Choose two YouTube videos that feature the exact same choral work being performed by two different live choirs.
STEP 2: Write a 500 word reflection that compares and contrasts the two choral performances of the same song.
STEP 3: List the exact web addresses for the two YouTube videos.
STEP 1: Attend a live choir performance that is being presented by a nearby school, university, or church.
STEP 2: Using the performance's program as a guide (if there is one), prepare a 500 word reflection about the concert experience. Include a review of each of the song's performed, as well as, a discussion of the entire concert experience.
STEP 3: List the date, time, and location of the performance and turn in a copy of the program. If no program is available list the concert selections and take a picture of the group performing.
STEP 1: Interview a choir director that works at a nearby school, university, or church.
STEP 2: Prepare a 500 word written summary of the interview.
STEP 3: List at least 10 of the questions you asked this choir director.
VOCAL HEALTH REPORT
STEP 1: Choose one of the following health issues, about which to write a short report. If you wish to choose a vocal health issue NOT on this list, you MUST have it approved by Ms. Pittman.
STEP 2: Write a 500 word report that is interesting to read and in your own words.
STEP 3: List the titles/authors of all materials used and the exact addresses for any websites used.
ALL REPORTS WILL NEED TO BE SUBMITTED TO MS. PITTMAN BY EMAIL WITHIN A WEEK OF THE MISSED REHEARSAL. FOR EACH DAY LATE AFTER THE DUE DATE YOU WILL LOSE 10 POINTS FROM THE MAX GRADE UNTIL THE GRADE IS "0" WITH NO CHANCE TO TURN IT IN LATER. PLEASE BE SURE TO COMPLETE YOUR ASSIGNMENT IN A TIMELY FASHION.