High School Choir

        High School Concert Choir
2021 & 2022
Mrs.Donna Halliwell
Dhalliwell@mpsnj.org

Students learn age-appropriate and skill level choral literature of different genres, sacred and secular text

Concert/Performance and rehearsal tentative information

Concert dress still to be decided
The venue of the concerts is to be determined. Performances may be outside.


Please make arrangements now to be available for the dates below.

1. Winter Concert: rehearsal is tentatively Mon. Dec. 13 or Tues Dec 14 time to be announced
2. Winter Concert HS Choir & Madrigals is Wed Dec, 15 time to be announced
3. Spring Concert rehearsal is tentatively Monday, April 25 or Monday, April 26 time to be announced
4. Spring Concert is Wednesday, April 27 time to be announced
5. Graduation: Friday, June 17 time to be announced

Attendance at ALL Concert and rehearsal(s) is mandatory. Unexcused absences from any of the above activities will affect student grades.
Please note that due to the unlikely (but possible) event (due to reasons beyond my control) that the concert and or rehearsal date must change students are still required to attend.


Grading: 
Vocal Testing Assessments
Google Forms assessments
Classroom assessments 
Attendance at rehearsals, concerts, graduation

Resource Links to becoming a better singer:
                                               Falsetto and Head Voice


Supplemental Assignment:
Watch the following video and answer the questions in complete sentences.  Make sure you are clearly answering each entire question.
My Voice Is Weak
1. Describe what a 'breathy" sound is, and why it happens (physically)
2. Is breathiness bad? Why or why not?
3.  Do you want to sound "pretty" why you sing? Why or why not?
4. How can someone correct "breathiness"? Include exercises you can do to correct "breathiness".





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