Good Afternoon Grissom Choir,
Congratulations to our four Grissom Choir Senior Scholarship Award winners: Ria LeDesma, Hannah Morris, Abby Donham, and Lizzy Erbach! Be sure to visit our Facebook & Instagram accounts if you have not seen our End-Of-Year Slideshow or Paper Plate Awards!
This Week in Choir…
Submit the Sight Reading Factory Assignment online. You will create an account on the Sight Reading Factory website. To activate an account:
-Go to www.sightreadingfactory.com/student
-Enter ajdqpx in the Student Code field
-Select the appropriate age group.
-Complete the registration information.
-Enroll in your current Grissom Choir class.
-Go to the Assignments tab at the top of the page.
-Click on the Week 25 assignment.
You will have the opportunity to watch a short video of how to submit your assignment on the website. Once watched, you will go through the sight-reading process on your own after selecting “Voice” as your instrument and then your voice type (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, or Bass). I suggest going through the entire process that we do in class: counting, finding solfege (I believe everyone will start on “DO”), speaking solfege in rhythm, audiating solfege in your head, and then finally, singing it out loud for the recording. All of this needs to be done before the 300 seconds (5 minutes) are up so that your 2nd attempt to sing out loud is the one being recorded. I have given you unlimited attempts to submit, however, if you are not happy with your recording and you want to re-record, it will give you another assignment. Be sure to look at your Time Signature! Sight Reading Factory will not let you submit late, so do this before Friday night! Good luck! I know this is a new process. If you have any questions, please reach out to me!
Complete MusicTheory.net Assignment - Scale Ear Training: https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-scale/xyyryyngneyyry
Students should submit their completed Progress Report to Canvas to prove that they completed the exercise. To create a report, finish the exercise, then click on the Actions icon in the top right corner of the exercise and select “Show Progress Report”
Next, sign the report by entering your name and clicking “Sign Report”.
After signing, a Verification Code appears. You should then right-click on this code and select “Copy Link”, “Copy Link Location”, or “Copy Shortcut” (depending on the web browser) to copy its web address. Then paste this link into the submission box on Canvas for this assignment and submit.
Concert Choir Auditions
The audition consists of a relatively easy sight-reading portion, along with our scales that we do everyday in class. THESE AUDITIONS ARE BEING TAKEN CARE OF AS PART OF YOUR WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS FOR GRISSOM CHOIR ON CANVAS. If students have been participating in class and putting their best effort forward, these auditions will not be difficult or scary. The Concert Choir member list will be posted on Monday, May 18th.
Chamber Choir Auditions
These applications were due this past Friday! Being the top advanced ensemble, this audition will be a little more involved. Each auditioning student will be required to fill out the digital application and get 2 teacher recommendations found at www.grissomchoir.com/students. The application is a Google Drive Form, and the 2 Reference Forms are SEPARATE Google Drive forms that must be filled out by your references, and submitted by them (simply email your references the link!) All 3 of these documents (digital application and 2 digital reference forms) are due no later than May 1st. Late applicants will not be considered. Performance wise, students will sight-read a more advanced passage of music, and will be required to learn “Star Sonnet” using sheet music and provided practice tracks (see Canvas & website). WE WILL BE USING GOOGLE MEET FOR ONLINE VIDEO AUDITIONS. You must also sign up for an audition time slot found on the website at www.grissomchoir.com/students. Please enter your name in a time slot that is during your normal choir time based on the e-learning schedule posted on Canvas. The Chamber Choir member list will be posted on Monday, May 18th. I will give everyone until tomorrow morning to submit their application!
European Performance Tour - 8th installment of $177 is due THIS PAST WEEK, Thursday April 30th. Please make out checks to GCPA and send to our Treasurer’s house at 2502 Wynterhall Rd. SE Huntsville, AL 35803.