Greetings, Intermediate Singers!
Thank you for your hard work and lovely performance for Maestro Escalada this evening! I was so proud of your singing and how well you have learned and memorized your two songs, and El Pambiche Lento is sounding great, too. We will have a great time at Saturday’s festival – please see the details below and read some action items to take care of before Saturday, and later in the week after Festival. I look forward to seeing you on Saturday!!!
Trivia Question: What is a siesta? 🙂
Saturday April 2nd
Cantabile’s Sixth Annual Festival for Young Voices
With Guest Clinician and Conductor Oscar Escalada, Argentina
When: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Where: First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto
**Choirs: Intermediate, Ensemble, Vocalise, Bravi & VTG
Uniform: Red Cantabile Polo shirt, smart blue jeans, sneakers
Call Time: 10 AM
Free Concert: 2 PM
***Children MUST bring your own lunch!!!!****
- Un Lorito de Verapaz – this sounded really great today! Sing and review at home, work on the dynamic contrasts, remember our collective breath as part of the pick-up to the new phrase. Practice this at home, but allow the breath to feel easy and natural – just an extension of the musical line.
- Tres canciones de los elementos – Escuchar al viento still requires some review – both parts need to check those pitches which we worked on today. Listen and review with your music, and remember the fire and passion we found for Fuego! On a whole, the entire piece sounds lovely.
- El Pambiche Lento – this is really coming along! Continue to listen and review your Spanish – and have fun dancing to this upbeat song!
- Goza mi callipso – continue to review and memorize at home!
- Pueblito, mi pueblito – study your music and have it memorized for Saturday! Continue to use this source to help with pronunciation, translation, and to listen.
Later in the week:
- Listen to and review Seven Wonders (memorized by 04/21)
- Listen to and review Wild Mountain Thyme (this should be memorized)
- Listen to and review This Shall Be For Music (memorized by 04/15)
- Listen to and review Ratlin’ Bog (memorized by 04/15)
- Listen to and review Like a Singing Bird (memorized by 04/21)
Musicianship A: This week, please complete pages 31-33 in Book 2. Those of you finished with Book 2 should continue reviewing all pages, and doing activities on musictheory.net. Please remember your exam is just around the corner! This is what you need to know:
- All Prep 3 skills
- Identify and explain time signatures with 8 on the bottom
- Write a major scale (C, G, and F major)
- Write in counts for rhythms including 16th notes
- Increased vocabulary (added tempos and articulation markings)
- Sing a diatonic scale (C, G, and F major)
- Sing a tonic triad (in solfege)
- Take simple dictation in C, G, and F major
- Identify whole and half steps
- Sight read melodies in C, G, and F major
Musicianship B: This week, please complete pages 31-33 in Book 3. Those of you finished with Book 3 should continue reviewing all pages, and doing activities on musictheory.net. Please remember your exam is just around the corner! This is what you need to know:
- All Intermediate A skills
- Identify all major key signatures
- Know the order of sharps and flats
- Identify and write all diatonic intervals
- Write in counts for rhythms with mixed sixteenth and eighth notes
- All Intermediate A skills
- Sight read in keys up to two sharps or flat
- Do simple dictation in those keys
- Identify intervals
Sing a tonic and dominant triads (on solfege)
Trivia Answer: A siesta is an afternoon rest or nap, especially one taken during the hottest hours of the day in a hot climate.
See you Saturday!