3A/B: Chamber Technique/Orchestra

Announcements
All Chamber Orchestra Students: Access music online via google classroom; sign up information below.
  • Google Classroom for Symphony: Log in to Google Classroom and enter this code: 7jc5rm7 (
    Parents, please sign up as a guardian, NOT as a student.)
  • To subscribe to Remind for Symphony, text @soachamber to 81010. 
  • Dr. Selby will be responding to student questions via email during this period. Email questions to christopher_selby@charleston.k12.sc.us.  
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.
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
  1. March 16-21: 
    1. Practice/learn the G Minor Scale and Arpeggio at quarter = 80
    2. Practice/learn Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5, Movt. 4 CHORAL, from the beginning up to letter E
    3. Continue to review March 17 Concert Music; review the challenging excerpt once every several days.
    4. Due Friday March 20: Video G Minor Scale and Arpeggio at quarter = 80

    March 22-28: 
    1. Practice/learn the D Minor Scale and Arpeggio at quarter = 80
    2. Practice/learn Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5, Movt. 4 CHORAL, from letter H to letter K
    3. Continue to review March 17 Concert Music; review the challenging excerpt once every several days.
    4. Due Friday March 27: Video Assignment #1: Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5, Movt. 4 CHORAL, from the Letter B to letter E

    March 29-April 3: 
    1. Practice/learn the D Minor Scale and Arpeggio at quarter = 80
    2. Practice/learn Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5, Movt. 4 CHORAL, from letter K to the end
    3. Continue to review March 17 Concert Music; review the challenging excerpt once every several days.
    4. Due Friday April 3: Video Assignment #2: Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5, Movt. 4 CHORAL, from the Letter H to letter K
    5. Due Friday April 17: Video Assignment #3: Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5, Movt. 4 CHORAL, from the Letter K to letter M
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.
Past Assignments
  • Sept 12: Chairtest (video in google classroom), Les Toreadores (4 measures before Letter D to the End)
  • September 30, Pirates Test 
    • Violin 1 & 2: 75-95
    • Viola: 105-142
    • Cello: 15-20; 31-51
    • Bass: Tetrachord Etude (In book, No. 38 in 3rd Position)
Sign Up for this class in Google Classroom
Students: Log in to Google Classroom and enter this code: 7jc5rm7
Parents: Please sign up as a guardian, and NOT as a student. Thank you.

Remind 101 for Chamber Orchestra and Technique Classes
To subscribe to Remind 101 for Chamber Orchestra and Technique, text @soachamber to 843-547-4956. Occasionally, Dr. Selby will send out a text to remind students about an upcoming assignment or event. While reminder texts cannot replace good calendar management, they can be helpful. 

Testing Groups

Main 1: Clara Ann Stavrinakis, Julie Wulff, Grace Pennington, Daniel DeLeon, Anna Brennan

Main 2: Esmée Throckmorton, Kailyn Wrighten, Raney Buist-Holmes, Sarah Overby, Preston Landrith

Room B: Molly-Kate Drake, Cameron King, Margaret Moore, Julia Dubay, Alexis McCutchen

Room C: Abigail George, Chi Nguyen, Maria Mackenzie, Emma Hales, Avea Diamond

Room D: Luke Shackelford, Patrick Hamilton, Delaney Kirk, Macy Driggers, Makayla Ravenel       

Room E: Jocelyn Shapiro, Markayla Miller, Lula Kate Benson, Ada Misenheimer, Ethan Butler

Project Groups
Cameron, Markayla, Alexis
Maria, Patrick, Daniel, Ethan, Avea
Julie, Kailyn, Raney, Abi George, Emma
Chi, Jocelyn, Esmee, Clara Anne, Anna Brennan