Choir Disclosure

Ms. Anna Marie Hunter – Director

anna.hunter@jordandistrict.org

Class website: http://sojochoirguru.weebly.com/

Email is the best way to contact me.

 

 

 

http://sojochoirguru.weebly.com/

2016-2017 South Jordan Middle School

Policies, Procedures and Guidelines for the

2016-2017 School Year 7th Grade Men’s & Women’s Choirs

Ms. Anna Marie Hunter – Director

anna.hunter@jordandistrict.org

Class website: http://sojochoirguru.weebly.com/

Email is the best way to contact me.  

 

Important Concert Dates (Mandatory Attendance)

 

Date Performance or Event Time

Nov 30th    Choir Concert Dress Rehearsal (Kiva) 3:00-4:00pm

Dec. 1st    Choir Concert (Call at 5:45pm) 6:30pm/7:30pm

May 17th    Choir Concert Dress Rehearsal (KIVA) 3:00-4:00pm

May 18th    Choir Concert (MENTOR NIGHT—Call @ 5:45pm) 6:30pm/7:30pm

 

Important Event Dates*

 

Date Performance or Event Time

Oct 12th Choir Concert    6:30pm

Nov 18,19,21 Bingham Musical 7:00pm

Feb 17th Honor Choir Concert 6:30pm

Feb 28th Combined Concert with Bingham & Elk Ridge TBD

April 4th Intermediate Choir Festival TBD

 

*These are the current pre-approved activities available to be used for Aesthetic Enhancement points. Please check the choir website for updates or additions to the schedule.

Concert Attire

 

All members are required to have the following required concert attire:

 

Men’s Choir:

Black dress slacks; white dress shirt; black socks; black dress shoes; black tie  

 

Women’s Choir:

Black skirt with black pantyhose OR Black slacks; white blouse; black close-toe dress shoes (2” heel max.)

Supplies:

mechanical pencils with plenty of lead; 3 ring binder (2 inch); 5 tab dividers; notebook paper. OPTIONAL:  highlighters; post-it notes; manuscript paper; tissues

Classroom Rules:

Be Respectful; Be Responsible; Be Ready; Be in the Present

Exhibit Positive and Effective Behavior in Class and On Stage

 

Respect:

 

  • Take pride in respecting classmates, director, and property
  • Develop a “listening attitude” in following class expectations.
  • Refrain from gum-chewing, disruptive talking, and other negative behaviors

 

 

Contributions:

 

  • Work on the development of proper vocal skills
  • Participate with a positive attitude
  • Present an eagerness and willingness to learn

 

 

Leadership:

 

  • Set examples of positive self-discipline
  • Learn music quickly to help others with their parts
  • Take initiative in all class activities

 

Folders & Music

 

 

  • Each student will be assigned a music folder.  
  • Students will be responsible for the folder and the music contained within.
  • You will be assigned an unsecured slot in the choir room for music folder storage.  If you choose to keep it in your slot, you are still responsible for the contents therein.
  • During the course of the year, students will be issued a great deal of music.  
  • All music is to be kept in the folder and brought to class each day.  
  • Each student is responsible for all lost or damaged music.  
  • Replacement costs for each piece of music usually range from $3.00 to $10.00. Textbook replacement costs usually range from $5.00-$40.00.  

 

Grading Policy

 

Grades will be determined by the effort a student puts into the choral ensemble.  The grades will be divided into six categories:

 

Participation/Self-Assessment 8% Practice Logs 8%

Quizzes & Tests 35% Homework 9%

Performances 30% Aesthetic Enhancement 10%

 

Late Work: Homework Excuse Note must be attached.  Loss of 10% each day it is late.

Absent Make-up Work: Student is responsible for getting and turning in all make-up work. Check Make-up File in classroom, get notes from a class friend & class website.  Needs to be made up within one day for each class day missed.  Chronic absence will put student’s grade at jeopardy.

Participation/Self-Assessment (8%)

10 points possible each day student is in attendance.  Student will self-assess and turn in form monthly.

Failure to have music folder, binder and supplies will result in 3 points being deducted from that day’s participation point value.  In addition, a tardy will result in 3 points being deducted from that day’s participation point value.

Practice logs (8%)

Practice logs will be due each Tuesday on the supplied form with 10 possible points for each log.  Deductions will be made for incomplete or illegible forms. Forms can be found in the class and on the class website.  

Quizzes & Tests (35%)

Students will be asked to sight-read or sing upon request.  This will be completed on a random basis during whole group, small group instruction as well as individually.  Accuracy, diction, tone, phrasing, and musicianship will be evaluated.  Assessments will consist of group singing, solo singing and tape recorded solo singing.  

 

Quizzes, tests and essays on various musical skills will be utilized during each quarter.  

Performances aka Final Exam (30%)

Students will receive up to 500 points per performance providing they arrive at the appointed time, remain until the completion of the performance and show appropriate concert behavior and performance. Extra rehearsals, such as a concert dress rehearsal, may be necessary for various performances and will be outside the school day.  For quarters without evening concerts, students will have in-class performances.  

 

Performance Absence –see the school website for the Fine Arts Department stance on this.  Please be aware that a request for an approved absence does not guarantee approval of requested absence nor does it guarantee a 100% equivalent alternative assignment if approved. Please also be aware that the department policy will be adhered to but extenuating circumstances will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

http://sojomiddle.org/disclosure-addendums/fine-arts-addendums/musical-performance-courses/

Homework (9%)

Various assignments designed to enhance classroom learning.

Aesthetic Enhancement (15%)

  • Each student will be expected to earn points for aesthetic enhancement each quarter.  
  • Students are encouraged to become involved as participants and spectators at other musical events.

 

In order to receive credit for participating in a qualifying event, the student must get the activity approved and fill out an Aesthetic Enhancement Form. Copies of this form can be found in the choir room and on the class website. Value of event is determined by the quality and length of the event.  

 

Possible* activities:  Voice lessons; Choir member at another school, church or community; Musicals; Vocal Concerts; Choir Concerts; Rock Concerts; Vocal Jazz Concerts; Written papers on assigned topic; Solo & Ensemble; Accompanist; Concert Preparation; Auditions; etc.

*Requests for specific items not listed must be pre-approved with Mrs. Hunter

_________________________________________________________________________

2016-2017 South Jordan Middle School

Policies, Procedures and Guidelines for the

2016-2017 School Year Cantata & Chamber Choirs

Ms. Anna Marie Hunter – Director

anna.hunter@jordandistrict.org

Class website: http://sojochoirguru.weebly.com/

Email is the best way to contact me.  

 

Important Performance Dates (Mandatory Attendance)

 

Date Performance or Event Time

Oct 12th Choir Concert (Call at 6:45pm 6:30 pm

Nov 10/17th Honor Choir Concert  (applies to those selected) DURING SCHOOL/6:30pm concert

Dec. 1st Choir Concert (Call at 6:45pm) 6:30pm/7:30pm

Feb 9th Solo & Ensemble DURING SCHOOL

Apr 4th Intermediate Choir Festival* 3pm-6pm

Mar 16th District Choir Festival  (@ SOJO for those selected) DURING SCHOOL

May 18th Choir Concert (MENTOR NIGHT—Call @ 6:45pm) 6:30pm/7:30pm

 

*This is an after school event. Students will need to provide their own transportation.  Details will follow.

 

Important Event Dates*

 

Date Performance or Event Time

Nov 18,19,21 Bingham Musical 7:00pm

Feb 17th Honor Choir Concert 6:30pm

Feb 28th Combined Concert with Bingham & Elk Ridge TBD

April 5-7th SOJO Musical 7:00pm

 

*These are the current pre-approved activities available to be used for Aesthetic Enhancement points. Please check the choir website for updates or additions to the schedule.

Concert Attire

 

All members are required to have the following required concert attire:

 

Men’s Attire:

Black dress slacks; white dress shirt; black socks; black dress shoes; black tie  

 

Women’s Attire:

Black skirt with black pantyhose OR Black slacks; white blouse; black close-toe dress shoes (2” heel max.)

Supplies:

mechanical pencils with plenty of lead; 3 ring binder (2 inch); 5 tab dividers; notebook paper. OPTIONAL:  highlighters; post-it notes; manuscript paper; tissues

Classroom Rules:

Be Respectful; Be Responsible; Be Ready; Be in the Present

Exhibit Positive and Effective Behavior in Class and On Stage

 

Respect:

 

  • Take pride in respecting classmates, director, and property
  • Develop a “listening attitude” in following class expectations.
  • Refrain from gum-chewing, disruptive talking, and other negative behaviors

 

 

Contributions:

 

  • Work on the development of proper vocal skills
  • Participate with a positive attitude
  • Present an eagerness and willingness to learn

 

 

Leadership:

 

  • Set examples of positive self-discipline
  • Learn music quickly to help others with their parts
  • Take initiative in all class activities

 

Folders & Music

 

 

  • Each student will be assigned a music folder.  
  • Students will be responsible for the folder and the music contained within.
  • You will be assigned an unsecured slot in the choir room for music folder storage.  If you choose to keep it in your slot, you are still responsible for the contents therein.
  • During the course of the year, students will be issued a great deal of music.  
  • All music is to be kept in the folder and brought to class each day.  
  • Each student is responsible for all lost or damaged music.  
  • Replacement costs for each piece of music usually range from $3.00 to $10.00. Textbook replacement costs usually range from $5.00-$40.00.  

 

Grading Policy

 

Grades will be determined by the effort a student puts into the choral ensemble.  The grades will be divided into six categories:

 

Participation/Self-Assessment 8% Practice Logs 8%

Quizzes/Tests 35% Homework 9%

Performances 30% Aesthetic Enhancement 10%

 

Late Work: Homework Excuse Note must be attached.  Loss of 10% each day it is late.

Absent Make-up Work: Student is responsible for getting and turning in all make-up work. Check Make-up File in classroom, get notes from a class friend & class website.  Needs to be made up within one day for each class day missed.  Chronic absence will put student’s grade at jeopardy.

Participation/Self-Assessment (8%)

10 points possible each day student is in attendance.  Student will self-assess and turn in form monthly.

Failure to have music folder, binder and supplies will result in 3 points being deducted from that day’s participation point value.  In addition, a tardy will result in 3 points being deducted from that day’s participation point value.

Practice logs (8%)

Practice logs will be due each Tuesday on the supplied form with 10 possible points for each log.  Deductions will be made for incomplete or illegible forms. Forms can be found in the class and on the class website.  

Quizzes & Tests (35%)

Students will be asked to sight-read or sing upon request.  This will be completed on a random basis during whole group, small group instruction as well as individually.  Accuracy, diction, tone, phrasing, and musicianship will be evaluated.  Assessments will consist of group singing, solo singing and tape recorded solo singing.  

 

Quizzes, tests and essays on various musical skills will be utilized during each quarter.  

Performances aka Final Exam (30%)

Students will receive up to 500 points per performance providing they arrive at the appointed time, remain until the completion of the performance and show appropriate concert behavior and performance. Extra rehearsals, such as a concert dress rehearsal, may be necessary for various performances and will be outside the school day.  

 

Performance Absence –see the school website for the Fine Arts Department stance on this.  Please be aware that a request for an approved absence does not guarantee approval of requested absence nor does it guarantee a 100% equivalent alternative assignment if approved. Please also be aware that the department policy will be adhered to. Extenuating circumstances will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

http://sojomiddle.org/disclosure-addendums/fine-arts-addendums/musical-performance-courses/

Homework (9%)

Various assignments designed to enhance classroom learning.

Aesthetic Enhancement (15%)

  • Each student will be expected to earn points for aesthetic enhancement each quarter.  
  • Students are encouraged to become involved as participants and spectators at other musical events.

 

In order to receive credit for participating in a qualifying event, the student must get the activity approved and fill out an Aesthetic Enhancement Form. Copies of this form can be found in the choir room and on the class website. Value of event is determined by the quality and length of the event.  

 

Possible* activities:  Voice lessons; Choir member at another school, church or community; Musicals; Vocal Concerts; Choir Concerts; Rock Concerts; Vocal Jazz Concerts; Written papers on assigned topic; Solo & Ensemble; Accompanist; Concert Preparation; Auditions; etc.

*Requests for specific items not listed must be pre-approved with Mrs. Hunter

_________________________________________________________________________

2016-2017 South Jordan Middle School

Policies, Procedures and Guidelines for the

2016-2017 School Year Concert Choirs

Ms. Anna Marie Hunter – Director

anna.hunter@jordandistrict.org

Class website: http://sojochoirguru.weebly.com/

Email is the best way to contact me.  

 

Important Performance Dates (Mandatory Attendance)

 

Date Performance or Event Time

Oct 12th Choir Concert (Call at 6:45pm 6:30 pm

Nov 10/17th Honor Choir Concert  (applies to those selected) DURING SCHOOL/6:30pm concert

Dec. 1st Choir Concert (Call at 6:45pm) 6:30pm/7:30pm

TBD Elementary Choir Tour DURING SCHOOL

Feb 9th Solo & Ensemble DURING SCHOOL

Feb 28th Combined Concert with Bingham & Elk Ridge TBD

Mar 16th District Choir Festival  (@ SOJO) DURING SCHOOL

May 18th Choir Concert (MENTOR NIGHT—Call @ 6:45pm) 6:30pm/7:30pm

 

Important Event Dates*

 

Date Performance or Event Time

Nov 18,19,21 Bingham Musical 7:00pm

Feb 17th Honor Choir Concert (for those not selected) 6:30pm

April 4th Intermediate Choir Festival TBD

April 5-7th SOJO Musical 7:00pm

 

*These are the current pre-approved activities available to be used for Aesthetic Enhancement points. Please check the choir website for updates or additions to the schedule.

Concert Attire

 

All members are required to have the following required concert attire:

 

Men’s Choir:

Black dress slacks; black socks; black dress shoes; black tie; shirt TBD by class

 

Women’s Choir:

Black skirt with black pantyhose OR Black slacks; black close-toe dress shoes (2” heel max.); shirt TBD by class

Supplies:

mechanical pencils with plenty of lead; 3 ring binder (2 inch); 5 tab dividers; notebook paper. OPTIONAL:  highlighters; post-it notes; manuscript paper; tissues

Classroom Rules:

Be Respectful; Be Responsible; Be Ready; Be in the Present

Exhibit Positive and Effective Behavior in Class and On Stage

 

Respect:

 

  • Take pride in respecting classmates, director, and property
  • Develop a “listening attitude” in following class expectations.
  • Refrain from gum-chewing, disruptive talking, and other negative behaviors

 

 

Contributions:

 

  • Work on the development of proper vocal skills
  • Participate with a positive attitude
  • Present an eagerness and willingness to learn

 

 

Leadership:

 

  • Set examples of positive self-discipline
  • Learn music quickly to help others with their parts
  • Take initiative in all class activities

 

Folders & Music

 

 

  • Each student will be assigned a music folder.  
  • Students will be responsible for the folder and the music contained within.
  • You will be assigned an unsecured slot in the choir room for music folder storage.  If you choose to keep it in your slot, you are still responsible for the contents therein.
  • During the course of the year, students will be issued a great deal of music.  
  • All music is to be kept in the folder and brought to class each day.  
  • Each student is responsible for all lost or damaged music.  
  • Replacement costs for each piece of music usually range from $3.00 to $10.00. Textbook replacement costs usually range from $5.00-$40.00.  

 

Grading Policy

 

Grades will be determined by the effort a student puts into the choral ensemble.  The grades will be divided into six categories:

 

Participation/Self-Assessment 8% Practice Logs 8%

Quizzes & Tests 35% Homework 9%

Performances 30% Aesthetic Enhancement 10%

 

Late Work: Homework Excuse Note must be attached.  Loss of 10% each day it is late.

Absent Make-up Work: Student is responsible for getting and turning in all make-up work. Check Make-up File in classroom, get notes from a class friend & class website.  Needs to be made up within one day for each class day missed.  Chronic absence will put student’s grade at jeopardy.

Participation/Self-Assessment (8%)

10 points possible each day student is in attendance.  Student will self-assess and turn in form monthly.

Failure to have music folder, binder and supplies will result in 3 points being deducted from that day’s participation point value.  In addition, a tardy will result in 3 points being deducted from that day’s participation point value.

Practice logs (8%)

Practice logs will be due each Tuesday on the supplied form with 10 possible points for each log.  Deductions will be made for incomplete or illegible forms. Forms can be found in the class and on the class website.  

Quizzes & Tests (35%)

Students will be asked to sight-read or sing upon request.  This will be completed on a random basis during whole group, small group instruction as well as individually.  Accuracy, diction, tone, phrasing, and musicianship will be evaluated.  Assessments will consist of group singing, solo singing and tape recorded solo singing.  

 

Quizzes, tests and essays on various musical skills will be utilized during each quarter.  

Performances aka Final Exam (30%)

Students will receive up to 500 points per performance providing they arrive at the appointed time, remain until the completion of the performance and show appropriate concert behavior and performance. Extra rehearsals, such as a concert dress rehearsal, may be necessary for various performances and will be outside the school day.  

 

Performance Absence –see the school website for the Fine Arts Department stance on this.  Please be aware that a request for an approved absence does not guarantee approval of requested absence nor does it guarantee a 100% equivalent alternative assignment if approved. Please also be aware that the department policy will be adhered to but extenuating circumstances will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

http://sojomiddle.org/disclosure-addendums/fine-arts-addendums/musical-performance-courses/

Homework (9%)

Various assignments designed to enhance classroom learning.

Aesthetic Enhancement (15%)

  • Each student will be expected to earn points for aesthetic enhancement each quarter.  
  • Students are encouraged to become involved as participants and spectators at other musical events.

 

In order to receive credit for participating in a qualifying event, the student must get the activity approved and fill out an Aesthetic Enhancement Form. Copies of this form can be found in the choir room and on the class website. Value of event is determined by the quality and length of the event.  

 

Possible* activities:  Voice lessons; Choir member at another school, church or community; Musicals; Vocal Concerts; Choir Concerts; Rock Concerts; Vocal Jazz Concerts; Written papers on assigned topic; Solo & Ensemble; Accompanist; Concert Preparation; Auditions; etc.

*Requests for specific items not listed must be pre-approved with Mrs. Hunter