Introduction to Chorus 6th grade

♫  Welcome to Introduction to Chorus with Mrs. Woppman♫  

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Course Description:

This class allows students to become familiar with the skills of healthy vocal production as well as the expectations of singing in an ensemble.  Throughout the semester students sing a variety of musical styles, develop music reading skills, and learn to sing in two-part harmony. 


Classroom Routines

Students will:

  • Understand and apply the elements of music, music vocabulary and musical techniques by participating in activities that promote proper posture, breath control and mouth shape for good singing tone and expression.

  • Develop sight-singing abilities through Solfege and Curwen hand sign exercises in order to develop the ability to match pitch and maintain a part within the ensemble.

  • Create short melodic or rhythmic improvisations.

  • Analyze music and critique performances and compositions

  • Understand global, interdisciplinary, and 21st century connections


Classroom Expectations

Self-discipline is an important element of music class and performance. Students are expected to to be a leader by following all school and classroom  rules with a positive attitude:

WE ARE….Respectful….Responsible…Kind…Safe



Any student who does not follow the rules listed will receive appropriate consequences. Including, but not limited to:

  • Warning and redirection

  • Reflective writing assignment

  • Parent Referral Form

  • Office Discipline Referral Form/ loss of free time


Class Supplies

  • Pencil – Students should have a sharpened pencil at the beginning of each class. Erasable pens, Pens, Sharpies, and markers are not   acceptable.    

  • Pocket Folder with brads – Students should provide and bring daily, a folder with pockets, brads and notebook paper for the storage of   class notes and assignments.



  • Class room participation 50%

  • Written assignments and skill demonstration 25%

  • Responsibility 25%

Grading Scale

  •  A 90-100

  • B 80-89 

  • C 70-79

  • D 60-69

  • F 50-59




After reading through the 6th Grade Introduction to Chorus Syllabus.   Please detach this form, sign and return it to Mrs. Woppman as an acknowledgment that you have read and understand the requirements for this course. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at


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