Welcome to EGJH Performance and Advanced Choirs with Mrs. Hopkins!
Students should be checking their school gmail each day. All instructions, announcements, documents and links that students need will be available in Google Classroom. Families will also be emailed intermittant news and updates. Concert dates, homework due dates and other important dates can be found on the calendar below. Our class welcome letter/syllabus and contract are available to the right. If you have any questions, please email me! Thank you.
Practicing at home:
1) Singing warm-ups at home: Sirens sing "Ah" low to high pitch, up and down with breathing as necessary a couple of times. Do some of our regular solfege (Do-Re-Mi....) warm-ups we do in class, going lower or higher during each rotation
2) Breathing warm-ups at home: Breathe in deeply, and "Shhhhhh" or "Sssssss" our slowly or fast. Breathe in deeply and do 5 "Sh" sounds to empty, refill and repeat. The "Gas Tank" warmup we do in class is also very good - remember 2 hand positions and breating in/out 3 times each on count of 5, 3 and 1
3) Log into Google classroom, select the song (listed as an assignment - you may have to skim down to locate it) you need to practice and follow the directions on the assignment. I provide P1, P2, SSA or SAB recordings of songs - locate yours and sing along with your part! If a practice log is due, make sure to keep track of the number of minutes you are practicing each time.