SPHS Choir Syllabus

St. Peter High School
Concert Choir, Saints Chorale, Varsity Choir
Syllabus
Semester 1 & 2
Mr. Scott Hermanson
934-4212 ext. 6104shermanson@stpeterschools.org

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class will study different types of vocal music as we prepare for four (4) concerts presented each year. Though the rehearsal of the selected songs; the students will study vocal techniques, ensemble skills, theory and history. They will learn to appreciate different styles of music and be able to express music appropriate for their developmental level. Students are required to attend all scheduled concerts and contest. They are also required to take individual voice lessons.

TEXTBOOK: selected choral octavos and sight singing sheets.

CLASS RULES: RESPECT! Students will show respect for themselves, other students and the instructor.
Specific rules are available in the SPHS Choir handbook.

GRADING PROCEDURE: 60% - classroom participation and coursework; 20% - individual lessons & sectionals; 20% - concert participation

GRADING SCALE:
93 -100 A 73-79 C
90 -92 A- 70-72 C-
87-89 B+ 67-69 D+
83 -86 B 63-66 D
80 -82 B- 60-62 D-
77 -79 C+

PERIODS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS: Periods Periods 2, 5, 6, 7 & 8 and some days before or after school

MATERIALS REQUIRED: pencil in folder at all times

MEN – Black Pants, Black socks, Black Shoes, t-shirt

WOMEN – Black closed toed shoes, nylons. (No flip flops or sandals) t-shirt