Hello My Name Is...
I have been teaching for 9
years, and graduated from NMSU in 2004. I have a background in singing
Opera, and have enjoyed singing with many ensembles over the years.
Your Choir 2014-2015
We will be a group connected
by music and a love for the arts. We will develop an understanding of
ourselves as leaders in all disciplines on campus. We will rise above
the expectations in all area, sending students out of class with a sense
of success and achievement!
Students collaborate in four major strands: perception, creative expression/performance, historical and cultural heritage, and critical evaluation. We build a network of musical ideas for students to be proud of their humanity and emotions. We develop
our intellect and refine their emotions, understanding the cultural and
creative nature of musical artistry and making connections among music,
the other arts, technology, and other aspects of social life. We
cleverly express, and apply music and critical-thinking to build a lifelong love for Becoming Better People. We reflect on musical periods and styles, and produce meaningful experiences in a crazy world.
1, 2, 3 periods HE Charles
5th Advanced Choir
6th General Music
7th Beginning Choir
8th Beginning Choir
Students earn grades based on five categories:
grades are designed to indicate if a student is on track with
developing the four strands. The following areas will be graded and
Home Singing: 10%
Sight Singing: 20%
Written Tests: 20%
are earned weekly. (Not weakly) Sight Singing is a MAJOR PART of your
grade because it is needed to build musical skills. All students are
expected to perform in 2 concerts per year, but must earn the right to sing in each concert provided – several opportunities are provided!
Students are held accountable
to inform their parents about concert dates, requirements, and
expectations; and must meet UIL standards to participate in certain
performances. An eligibility calendar is attached for reference, please
be aware of your GRADES in all class.
Students with ill behavior will not be allowed to sing in off-campus performances
Expected Behaviors: Teacher is expected to smile and teach. J
Students are expected to respect and comply with district and campus
policies and procedures. Perform music with a high level of Character,
by arriving on time, prepared to sing, and demonstrate improved skills
throughout the school year. Students who do not demonstrate these
characteristics will have the following consequences: 1) Student teacher
conference, 2) Parent Contact, 3) Loss of classroom privileges, and 4)
Referral to administration, with possible removal from the choir
With TARDIES three warnings are enough. If you cannot arrive on time then something is wrong.
Students must attend class respectfully to learn. We must change the way
ACT to create success. Appropriate measures will be taken to support
positive change. Remember our goal is to connect, collaborate, build and develop creative expression to produce meaningful experiences.