Monday, July 15, 2013

Choir Basic Training

I just found out that this year, I have a choir class during school! I'm so excited.

Last year was definitely a learning experience with choir. I really didn't know what to expect as far as their abilities. This year, I am going to hit the basics and try to build fundamental skills, especially with new choir members coming. I was already working on a choir resource to help with sight singing skills when I found out about the class. This PDF is a version of my Choir Basic Training presentation.

In my version, the first slides are about student expectations, dress code, attendance policy, etc. I took those out for the shared version because everyone does something different. I left the basics of breathing, posture, rhythm review, rhythm patterns, warm ups and sight singing examples.

Get the presentation here.

I also added the PDF of sight singing examples. I plan to work on these at each rehearsal and include them in our warm up. Get the PDF here.


  1. Thank you for sharing this! I'm a new middle school music/chorus teacher and this looks very helpful!