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LAUSD Choir Competiton

Venice High School:

13000 Venice Boulevard Los Angeles, Ca 90066

Derek Richardson

3651 S. La Brea Avenue, Suite 767

Los Angeles, California 90016

Telephone: 213-944-2028

Fax: 323-296-0467

Choir Goals/Objectives

  • Students will learn the fundamentals of music, singing & songwriting.
  • Expose youth to various genres of music to include Gospel, Jazz, Theatre, Pop, Country, Urban, Classical, Latin and African.
  • Youth will successfully perform a winter production and spring production for fellow students, faculty and family.
  • Students will learn how to read sheet music and learn symbols as well as music scales.
  • Students will learn Performance techniques and choreography.
  • Facilitate unity and working together toward common goals.
  • Strengthen students’ concentration and memory.
  • Enhance the creativity and confidence of students through music exercises and performance.
  • Increase self-esteem of the youth by singing uplifting songs and by providing an encouraging and supportive environment.
  • Increase students’ ability to execute various rhythms.
  • Increase students ability to skillfully sing the tones they hear.
  • Students will develop effective breathing techniques and learn to sing from their diaphragm.


Scope of Work
Fundamentals of Music:

  • Students will learn musical terms.
  • Students will learn the meaning of various music symbols.
  • Students will learn the components of music including melody, harmony, rhythm, lyrics.
  • Students will learn to sight read music.
  • Students will learn to sing in unison, parts and solo.


Research & Statistical Data
Schools that have music programs have an attendance rate of 93.3% compared to 84.9% in schools without music programs. 

  • Children who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music lessons.
  • A Stanford study shows that music engages areas of the brain which are involved with paying attention, making predictions and updating events in our memory. 
  • Young children who take music lessons show different brain development and improved memory over the course of a year, compared to children who do not receive musical training.
  • Much like expert technical skills, mastery in arts and humanities is closely correlated to a greater understanding of language components.
  • Singing improves your posture. Standing up straight is part of correct technique as you’re singing, so with time, good posture will become a habit. As your chest cavity expands and your shoulders and back align, you’re improving your posture overall. Singing is a workout. Your lungs will get a workout as you employ proper singing techniques and vocal projections. Other related health benefits of singing include a stronger diaphragm and stimulated overall circulation. Since you pull in a greater amount of oxygen while singing, you can increase your aerobic capacity and stamina.
  • Singing is a natural anti-depressant. Singing is known to release endorphins, the feel-good brain chemical that makes you feel uplifted and happy. Singing can simply take your mind off the day’s troubles to boost your mood.Singing lowers stress levels. Making music in any form is relaxing. Singing releases stored muscle tension and decreases the levels of a stress hormone called cortisol in your blood stream.


                

MARCH

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