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I am missing all my choir students so much! As we look forward into uncharted waters, I want to still be able to work with my students and make sure that we are finding ways to love and share music together! As we have seen in Italy, music can be a real comfort in times such as these.
My name is Carrie Davis and I am so excited to be directing choir for another year at McAdams Junior High. I love being a Gator!
I earned my Music Education degree from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Tx in 2009. Since then I have worked all over the Houston area, spending two years in Waller ISD, and five years in Pasadena ISD. In 2017, I married my wonderful husband, Tom, and we now live in Santa Fe, Tx. This will be my ninth year teaching choir.
In addition to loving choir, I enjoy being outdoors (when it's not too hot!), playing board games, and crafting! I also play the clarinet and piano, and have acted in numerous community theatre productions.
I sincerely believe your child will have a great year in choir! Please contact me at any time or look here for more information on upcoming events.
Check here for upcoming concerts and events!
CURRENT YEARLY SCHEDULE:
Fall Concert - October 10 @ 6pm, McAdams
Winter Concert - December 10 @ 6pm, McAdams
Region Choir Auditions - December 14th
Region Choir Clinic & Concert - January 24-25th
Pre-UIL Concert - February 25 @ 6pm, McAdams
UIL Concert & Sightreading - March 3rd-5th
Spring Pop Show - May 14 @ 6pm, McAdams
Resources for Choir students/parents to utilize during this period of online learning:
Most MJH Choir students are already linked to the choir google classroom. If you are not, you will need to be in order to complete assignments online that will be starting next week. Here are the steps to join the Google Classroom.
1. Download the Google Classroom app, or go to Google Classroom on Chrome.
2. Set up an account. Make SURE you use your DISD student email. Otherwise, this will not work.
3. Once you are signed in, type in the class code for your choir (listed below).
1st Period - Men's Choir - code is ur5ly4v
2nd Period - Symphonic Women - code is nxfbudx
3rd Period - Lyric Women - code is mn42vhv
4. That's it! You are done. Now, check the google classroom daily for uploaded lessons and assignments.
Spend some time watching and listening to some amazing performances online! The Metropolitan Opera is offering FREE screenings of some of the world's greatest operas, with the absolute BEST singers in opera.Youtube is also filled with videos of some of the best choirs in the world! Now is the time to explore!
The Met Opera - (Nightly stream; new opera each night; starts at 6:30pm and is available for the next 24 hours)
Great Choral Performances on Youtube -
BYU Men's Chorus
Trinity Cambridge University Choir (United Kingdom)
Eric Whitare's Virtual Choir
Whitacre's Virtual Choir 2.0
High School Region Choir (from our Region!)
O fortuna (from Carl Orff's large work, Carmina Burana)
Say Something - Choral arrangement
*This is just a short list. Let these videos lead you to many others! There is SO. MUCH. out there!
THEORY AND FUNDAMENTALS PRACTICE:
Music Theory This website has many lessons where you can refresh yourself on information you already know, or even learn something new! There are also exercises you can complete to test your knowledge.
SingWise This website has lots of informance about the science (specifically biological) behind your voice and the way it works. Also lots of useful information on best practices for healthy singing!!
Sightreading Factory I will be making a tutorial video on how to use this site to keep up your sightreading skills, but until then, feel free to play on the site on your own!
Music Games (LOTS of them)
Music Tech Teacher Games/Quizzes
Encore Men - 2020 UIL Stage Performance - Rating of 2 (Excellence)
1. This Train - Donald Moore
2. Sons of Art - Emily Crocker
3. All The World Was Made for Me - Laura Farnell
Symphonic Women - 2020 UIL Stage Performance - Rating of 2 (Excellence)
1.Ballad of the Winter Trees - Amy Bernon
2.Medieval Gloria - Vijay Singh
3. J'entends le Moulin - Emily Crocker
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