1A: Sinfonietta

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Rescheduled events:
  • March 17 Concert has been postponed; after we return to school, theater availability will be determined and a concert will be scheduled. Be prepared for the possibility that this concert will be performed on May 15, along with a couple extra pieces.
  • Les Mis at the Gaillard has been canceled. The current plan is for Sinfonietta and Vocal to perform a concert version at SOA on May 17-18; this plan is tentative.
Extended Home Based Lesson Plans
Students are to practice a minimum of 40 minutes per day--more is recommended.
Video Tests: Complete the video tests assigned on Google Classroom; on average there will be one video test per week, however students are expected to practice every day toward that assignment.

Assignments
March 16-21: 
  1. Practice/learn the music from Les Mis: Act 1 Part 1, from the beginning up to "Cart Crash"
  2. Practice/learn Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5, Movt. 4 CHORAL, from the beginning up to letter E with a metronome at 150 in allegro
    1. Listen to a recording
    2. Download the Music
  3. Due Friday March 20: Video Assignment #1: Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5, Movt. 4 CHORAL, from the Letter B to letter E with a metronome at 150
March 22-28: 
  1. Practice/learn the music from Les Mis: Act 1 Part 1 & 2, from "Cart Crash" to "The Bargain"
  2. Practice/learn Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5, Movt. 4 CHORAL, from letter H to letter K with a metronome at 150
  3. Due Friday March 27: Video Assignment #2: Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5, Movt. 4 CHORAL, from the Letter H to letter K with a metronome at 150
March 29-April 3: 
  1. Practice/learn the music from Les Mis: Act 1 Part 2, from "The Bargain" to "Stars"
  2. Practice/learn Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5, Movt. 4 CHORAL, from letter K to the end with a metronome at 150
  3. Due Friday April 3: Video Assignment #3: Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5, Movt. 4 CHORAL, from the Letter K to letter M with a metronome at 150
Continue to review March 17 Concert Music; review the challenging excerpt once every several days.

WARM UP AND REHEARSAL
  1. POSTPONED UNTIL WE RETURN TO SCHOOL
    Students will 
    1. Breathe, move, cue, and perform together in synchrony with other musicians. 
    2. Perform accurate rhythms together within a synchronized pulse and a musically convincing tempo. 
    3. Use the same bow weight, speed, and contact point as the other members of the section to create a well-blended ensemble tone and timbre. 
    4. Finely tune one’s own notes to be in tune with other musicians.
    5. Perform the same bowings, articulations, and styles in the same part of the bow as other members of one’s section. 
    6. Use a volume that blends with the section, that balances the importance of one’s own part with respect to the parts of other sections of the ensemble, and that agrees with other players through the peaks, valleys, and points in between of all dynamics and phrasing. 
    7. Convey clear and musically expressive ideas that go beyond the notes on the page; these musical concepts include character, style, interpretation, beauty, intensity, mood, and emotion.
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    Quartets

     Main 1

    1.  Emma Joyce*
    2.  Tristan Wells
    3.  Marshall McArthur*
    4.  Sophie Stalnaker

     Main 2

    1.  Emma Weeks
    2. Anya Newby
    3.  Peyton Smalls
    4. Ross Ugur

     Room B

    1.  Isabella Andrews
    2.  Adelaide Brady
    3. Lily Thames
    4.  Lillian Sterba
    5.  Lilli Sustaita

     Room C

    1.  Elaina Gable
    2.  Simran Mehta
    3.  Yosef Chang
    4.  Gabe Stewart

     Room D

    1. Aidan Billings
    2. Ameline Stewart
    3. Lillian Kozlowski
    4. Jake Hoch

     Room E

    1.  Rylie Tart 
    2. Gracen Herrin
    3.  Lauren Stewart
    4.  Jenna Zardus
    5. Katie Jo Gelasco*