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Ms. Pacuk's Music Room: Chorus Resources

Welcome to Chorus!

The North Salem and Soule School Choruses are performance group offered to any fourth or fifth grade student who wants to sing and perform. We work very hard to learn correct vocal and performance technique, which includes proper tone, breath support, posture, stage presence, and confidence. Rehearsals are held weekly during school hours. We present at least two concerts a year. 

What do we do?

In chorus students develop music literacy skills that will allow them to work individually and as an ensemble to analyze and understand new pieces of music on a deep level and perform them accurately and expressively. Students will have opportunities to train their “inner ears” to hear and identify relationships between pitches and use those skills to accurately sight-read music. Solfege is a musical language that will be used in chorus to understand the relationships between pitches. To express their musical ideas, musicians in chorus will analyze, evaluate, and refine their performance over time through openness to new ideas, persistence, and the application of appropriate criteria. The literature studied in chorus will expose students to the music and culture of countries around the world.

The Big Four:

  • Be Respectful: Listen when the teacher or another student is speaking.
  • Be Responsible: Use instruments and classroom materials carefully.
  • Be Productive: Engage in all activities.
  • Be Safe: Keep the music room a positive environment for risk-taking in the creative process.

In the music classroom, students are expected to…

  • Be in class on time.
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  • Listen to instructions the first time they are given.
  • At the beginning of class, be in your seat with your folder and pencil by the end of the listening example.

Difficulties during choir rehearsals will be addressed in the following manner:

  1. Verbal warning
  2. Discipline slip/meeting with classroom teacher
  3. Talk with principal/note home
  4. Conference with parents.

Music Links

North Salem Fifth Grade Chorus Music

North Salem Fourth Grade Chorus Music

Soule School Chorus Music