Course: MU101 Acappella (Sem 1)

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

Subject Area: Music

Type: Standard

Credits: 0.5

Course Information:

A Cappella Choir is a beginning level choir that focuses on basic vocal production and music reading skills. This choir helps to build character, self-confidence, and problem-solving skills. This course changes every semester but tries to include sacred and secular music from various periods and styles. This class may be taken semester one, semester two, or both semesters.


  • Understand and apply note-reading concepts (i.e., note names, numbers, sol-feg) appropriate for their level of experience. Choir should achieve 50% – 60% accuracy

  • Understand a music vocabulary and apply their meaning to the seven elements of music (melody, rhythm, texture, harmony, expression, form, and timbre)

  • Understand the relationship of pitches within major and minor scales (whole and half steps) and apply that knowledge to music in any key

  • Rehearse and perform major works by master composers of various cultures and historical eras with a healthy vocal production, blend, balance, tone, intonation, and presentation

  • Analyze and critique choral music performances using proper vocal production and music elements as the standard

  • Sing in several languages and demonstrate an understanding of diction issues and proper pronunciation

  • Sing in three and four-part harmony with and without accompaniment while showing vocal independence by maintaining their vocal part in mixed position and in quartets with 60-70% accuracy