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By Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman

This textbook prepares song schooling and Choral undertaking majors to be potent center university and highschool choral track lecturers. It totally integrates the choral box event for hands-on studying and mirrored image and permits the scholar to watch and train the book’s rules. It covers the necessities of vocal improvement, auditions, literature, rehearsals, school room administration, and functional issues.

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Together develop a set of middle school choir behavior rules and consequences, and then revise it to fit your personality and create a miniature sign for your course notebook as an example to post in your own middle school rehearsal room. 3 AUDITIONS AND WARM-UPS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL VOICES VOCAL RANGES AND THE CHANGING VOICE In the last chapter it was discussed that the adolescent boy’s voice is becoming lower in range, but changing at a different rate and in different ways from the other boys’ voices.

Middle school boys often value having a male choir teacher who validates the fact that choral music needs male voices, and learn best from a male vocal model who can sing in their range and has first-hand 26 MIDDLE SCHOOL SINGERS understanding and experience of the adolescent voice change (Barham & Nelson, 1991). Female choir directors may invite male colleagues into the middle school choir to inspire the young males, or play recordings of the many truly extraordinary male choral ensembles, such as the American Boychoir, Chanticleer, Take Six, and so many others.

When students achieve something musical as a group, congratulate them or thank them for their hard work. • Ask them to sit quietly. • After having a focusing musical experience, take a few moments for announcements. Procedures and Rules Set high standards for behavior. During the first week of class, explain these three management issues: • Procedures • Rules • Consequences. For example, students need to know the procedures of what to do in the following situations: • • • • • • • • If they feel sick If they need to use the restroom If they have a question If a visitor enters the classroom If there is a fire drill When another person is speaking When to be absolutely quiet and when talking is allowed When they are dismissed at the end of class, and more.

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