2B: Symphony Orchestra

Announcements
All Symphony Students, Including Winds and Percussion: Access music online via google classroom; sing up information below.
  • Google Classroom for Symphony: Log in to Google Classroom and enter this code: qsnxal7 (
    Parents, please sign up as a guardian, NOT as a student.)
  • To subscribe to Remind for Symphony, text @ SOASymph 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.
  • 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.
  1. 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.
  2. Practice Log: Complete the practice log on Google classroom. Students only need to complete one practice log per week that combines what you are practicing for your lessons, Symphony, and your technique class. This practice log WILL BE GRADED.
Assignments
  1. March 16-21: 
    1. Practice/learn the Elgar Cello Concerto Movement 4: from the beginning to Rehearsal 53
    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 Assignment #1: Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5, Movt. 4 CHORAL, from the Letter B to letter E
    March 22-28: 
    1. Practice/learn the Elgar Cello Concerto Movement 4: from Rehearsal 53 to 62
    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 #2: Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5, Movt. 4 CHORAL, from the Letter H to letter K
    March 29-April 3: 
    1. Practice/learn the Elgar Cello Concerto Movement 4: from Rehearsal 62 to the end
    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 #3: Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5, Movt. 4 CHORAL, from the Letter K to letter M

OBJECTIVES: 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.
Sign Up for this class in Google Classroom
Log in to Google Classroom and enter this code: qsnxal7
Parents: Please sign up as a guardian, and NOT as a student. Thank you.

Remind 101 for Symphony
To subscribe to Remind 101 for Symphony, text @SOASymph 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.