Amy Fickenscher

Hello Allegro Singers & Families,

I hope you are all staying healthy and safe! We are happy to have had such a lovely response to our first week of Cantabile DistanSing livestream rehearsals. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we refine this system and as always, feel free to reach out if you have any questions or feedback.

Jazmine and I are working together and in constant contact regarding the lesson planning for these rehearsals and I will pop in to say hello as I am able! Here is a link to the Choraltech Sightsinging Student Program. This is an extensive sightsinging program. Allegro singers are currently working on exercises 1-25.  We will be bouncing around this resources as we work on sightsinging examples with different meters, rhythmic and melodic components, and/or in different key signatures. For now, we are focusing on exercises in the key of C-Major and that move by step-wise motion.

For this week’s rehearsal (March 31), singers will need Solfege-Worksheet-1. Please print this worksheet if you are able (you can also view it on a computer/tablet and write your answers on a separate paper, if needed.). If you are unable to attend the livestream rehearsal, please still try complete this worksheet and continue to practice your music on a weekly basis! We want to help keep every singer continue to make music and sing!

Please also look back at blog posts from previous weeks for recordings of some of our performance pieces to aide you in your practice.

All my best,

Amy

 

 

March 29, 2020

Allegro DistanSing Blog! Week of March 30, 2020

Hello Allegro Singers & Families, I hope you are all staying healthy and safe! We are happy to have had such a lovely response to our first week of Cantabile DistanSing livestream rehearsals. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we refine this system and as always, feel free to reach out if you have any questions or feedback. […]
March 18, 2020

Allegro Virtual Learning Resources March 18, 2020

Hello Allegro Singers & Families, Here are links to recordings of some songs and activities. Each week, we will be posting more content, materials, and activities so that we can continue making music during this time that we cannot be together in person. Please reach out with any questions. Songs to practice singing: Welcome to the Day A Distant Shore […]
March 18, 2020

Prelude II Virtual Learning – March 18, 2020

Hello Prelude II Singers & Families, Here are links to recordings of some songs and activities. Last week in the blog, I linked copies of the sheet music for a few songs as well. Each week, we will be posting more content, materials, and activities so that we can continue making music during this time that we cannot be together […]
March 17, 2020

Prelude & Allegro: Week of March 16, 2020

Dear Singers and Families, We wanted to take a moment and reach out regarding our new approach to making music together over these next few weeks.  While we are certainly not thrilled about not being in person with you each week, it’s important that we all do our part to keep ourselves, and each other, safe and healthy during this […]
March 6, 2020

Prelude II Tuesday – Week of March 2, 2020

Dear Prelude II Family & Singers, I hope that you are all well and staying healthy! This week, Prelude II class worked on fluency with pentatonic solfege syllables (that’s the notes do, re, mi, sol, and la of the major scale). Many of our folk songs and singing games use only the pentatonic scale, so we are working with known […]
February 12, 2020

Allegro – Week of February 10, 2020

Hello Allegro Singers & Families! We had a great rehearsal this week and were very productive! We started off with a Valentine’s Day song and dance called “Heel, Toe.” During this partner dance, singers had the chance to meet many of their classmates and we all got to know each other a little bit better. We reviewed the solfege syllables […]
February 12, 2020

Prelude II Tuesday – Week of February 10, 2020

Hello Prelude II Tuesday Families & Singers, We had a great class this week! We started our time together with a quick name game song, “Round & Round,” so that we could make sure we all know each other’s names! We learned a new folk song and circle dance called “Old Brass Wagon.”  We will do more with this song […]
February 7, 2020

Allegro – Week of February 3, 2020

Welcome to Allegro! It was so nice to see so many familiar faces and welcome new singers this week! If you were not able to attend the Parent Orientation on Tuesday, please be sure to read through the Family Manual and Cantabile FAQ packet that was in your singer’s folder. Singers also received a calendar for the semester.  These three […]