7-8 Choir Schedule: Monday through Friday first hour: 8:10-9:00 am 
-Those in band and choir will have Band on Monday/Wednesday, and every other Friday. 

Google Classroom Code: bpv5k2e

Syllabus Below: 

7-8th Grade Choir     ‘23-’24 Syllabus 

Mrs. Nikita Albrecht | nalbrecht@gm.k12.mn.us | 1st hour: 8:10-9:00 am

Concert Dates: 

  • SEC Honor Choir: 1st or 2nd  Monday in November @ Southland, 5 pm concert
    • Students chosen for this by Mrs. Albrecht; more details later! 
  • Holiday Concert: Monday, December 11th, 2023 at 7 pm in the Legacy Gymnasium
  • March Concert: tentatively, Thursday, March 21st, 2024 at 7 pm in the Legacy Gymnasium
  • Pops Concert: Monday, May 13th, 2024 at 7 pm in the Legacy Gymnasium 

Course Description: Middle school choir is an elective  performing arts ensemble class. Students are expected to sing with the group, daily. Most students will also sing alone or in small groups for occasional voice lessons with Mrs. Albrecht. Students will learn music history, theory, vocal technique and health, improvisation, and analysis of music, and will perform. 

Cell phone policy: as the school policy states, phones will be placed in the wall pockets each day through the entire class. Students found with a phone on their person will have phone confiscated for the remainder of the class period if it’s their first offense. For a second offense, phone will be taken to office and student must pick it up at the end of the school day in the office. 

Grading: Grades will be based largely on daily participation, effort, and attitude. (Each week students will see “PEA” in the gradebook which reflects the above description.) 2 points are awarded each day for the “PEA” grade, and any excessive talking, disruption, not having materials, or simply not singing, will result in either half or no credit for that day. Points are entered into Infinite Campus as a weekly grade, so most weeks will have 8 or 10 “PEA” points. 

*Lessons are graded, as well as any assignments, quizzes, and projects. Performances are required and are factored into grades as well. 

Late Work: will not be accepted unless there was an excused absence. In that case, the student will have two days per day absent to turn in work. 

Materials: Music will be provided by the school, as well as a sight-singing book which must be kept in good condition, or students will be charged to replace it. Students need to bring their own folder to keep music in, and must always have a pencil and water bottle. 

Performance Dress Code: Students are expected to dress their best for performances. Good things to wear include black or khaki dress pants, a button up top with tie, or a dress or skirt with nice top, dressy (clean) shoes. Heels are discouraged as we stand for longer periods of time, and comfort and balance are necessary for singing. 

Clothing not acceptable for performances: sweat pants/shirts, dirty tennis shoes, crocs etc, ripped jeans, skirts or dresses that are shorter than school dress code, revealing tops including crop tops, and shirts with words on them. You are representing your school, community, your family and our music program when you perform, and it is important to dress as best as you possibly can to not only show respect for what we’re doing, but also so others will respect you and those around you. Act like you care!