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How to choose Repertoire A presentation about using repertoire as a teaching tool in the choir classroom. Original Assignment Education 373- Secondary Literacy Pedagogy Textbook Assessment Assignment Choir textbook? Textbook evaluation form Other test, CLOZE etc. Philosophy of Teaching My Assignment Table Headings: Practical Considerations Target Audience Content Learning Aids Cultural Appreciation Musical Elements Practical Considerations • The piece is organized clearly The length of the piece is an appropriate level for the students. The modulations are clear and teachable to the students. The piece is in good condition and reprints are available. The piece could be used to teach one or more of the National Standards in Music Education. The piece is printed with no mistakes and is easy to read. If yes, the accompaniment part is playable and well written. If no, the piece includes a choral reduction for rehearsal purposes. Target Audience The text has themes that the students can relate to. The piece requires age appropriate vocal technique. The style of the pieces represents the genre for which it was written. Content The piece has teachable concepts (i.e. rhythms, modulations, polyphonic texture, melismas, etc) The piece is known and respected as a choral work. The musical skills needed to perform the piece are within the ability of the students. The text of the piece has depth and is enhanced by the music. The piece is in a language that is known or teachable to the students. There are clear musical directions in the score. Learning Aids The verses and/or sections are clearly labeled. If the piece is in a foreign language it should contain repeated words to ease the learning curve. The piece will require the students to think critically about the text and what the composer meant to communicate. The piece will challenged the students to gain new musical skills. The piece will inspire the students to give an exceptional performance. Cultural Appreciation The piece is a good example of a musical style. The piece represents, authentically, the cultural style for which it was written. The text of the piece tells a story that can be cross- or multi-cultural. The piece provides variety/contrast to the other pieces that are being taught. The piece expands the musical and cultural experiences for the students. Musical Elements The piece does not employ musical elements that distract from the overall message. The piece has sections that can be used for sight reading practice. The piece has rhythms that are challenging but accessible for the students. The piece is contrasting to other pieces the students are learning. The vocal range of the piece is within the students ranges. Questions? Comments?