I come to you from the solitude of the Uintah High Choir room. Once a lively place full of singing and merriment, but now reduced to an empty space of sterilized chairs. Even as I close my eyes I can hear the voices…… (Can you hear the music.) 😉 I hope you’ve survived the first week. All I can say is it’s been weird. Here are just a few notes about choir and the upcoming week.
Some students have mentioned having issues listening to the songs on youtube. I think I’ve fixed the issue for most people, especially if you’re using a school chromebook. For some, there may be restrictions on your home computer, so visit with your parent/guardian about these restrictions. If you have any other problems I’ll do my best to solve them.
Week 2 Assignments
There are two assignments this week. The first is similar to the listening assignment from last week. The second is an opportunity for you to rehearse on your own. Polyphony has been assigned HAMSAFAR and Luminosa & Virsonum have been assigned MADO KARA MIERU. Follow the instructions closely in the assignment. I look forward to hearing how everyone is doing at the end of the week. By the way, you cannot submit the assignment until Friday. It is due Monday, March 30th.
Calling All Dawns Solos
No one is required to learn any of the solos for Calling All Dawns. However, all solos are up for grabs in any of the Calling All Dawns songs. Rehearsal recordings will be sent out to help learn them as time allows. If you want one work on it. There’s some fun stuff, including a duet.
Some have missed previous assignment, such as the Noteflight assignment due a few weeks back. Make sure you do these assignments. Some points are better than no points. Also, make sure you do the upcoming assignments and that you do them on time.
I have not forgotten about you. I’ve got some things in the works for you to do. In the time being, work on your music, especially the songs we’ve already been working. Keep them up.
I’m hoping to get you involved as we’re all apart currently. If you have any ideas please let me know. I’ll keep brainstorming.
Useful stuff again:
My email: email@example.com
My office phone: 435-781-3110 ext 2673 (I’m working mostly from home now.)
Choir website: www.uintahhighchoir.weebly.com
Canvas link: https://uintah.instructure.com/login/ldap
Unfortunately, we don’t know how long this might last, so we’ll take each week at a time. I am working on some potentially fun ideas moving forward. Make sure you keep up on your music and try to have some fun learning these weird languages. Although it is not ideal to not meet, I’m excited to see you each of you do as you learn on your own. Again, let me know if you need help with anything.
“Online” Choral Director
Uintah High School