Up to 100 copies of the recording may be made for sale to students in the ensemble.
A single copy of the recording may be made and used for evaluation purposes.
Unlimited copies of the recording may be made to sell for fundraising purposes.
One copy of the recording may be made for distribution to each student in the ensemble.
The repetition and development of melodic motives
The use of rubato or ritardando
The use and resolution of nonharmonic tones
The incorporation of an ostinato or ground bass
Chinese folk music
Japanese theater music
Optimal balance with minimal adjustment
Maximum sound with minimum effort
Effective innotation with minimal adjustment
Cohesive blend with minimal contrast
Teaching the students to use head voice whenever the production of the upper tones causes tension or strain
Allowing students to sing louder to avoid tension resulting from tightening the throat
Encouraging students not to sing the upper tones to avoid creating tension in the voice.
Requiring the students to sing at a softer dynamic level on the upper tones to reduce strain.
Balance carefully and focus on the lower voices.
Play louder so that each part can be heard more clearly.
Play softer and listen to the players near them.
Tune more carefully at the beginning of rehearsal.
Federal and Texas state policies and regulations concerning the use and performance of music in an educa- tional setting.
A wide repertoire that has been recommended by the Music Educa- tors National Conference (MENC) for classroom instruction.
Appropriate conducting and rehearsal techniques for large and small performance ensembles.
The content and standards for music that comprise the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
Concert etiquette during live per- formances.
The elements of music (e.g., rhythm, pitch, dynamics).
The instrument being played.
Specific playing techniques (e.g., slow vibrato, flutter tonguing).
Teacher-designed assessments such as classroom observations
Standardized musical achievement tests
Evaluation of individual perform- ances at concerts
Standardized musical aptitude tests
Programmed instruction using computers
Small-group instruction provided by the teacher
Individual instruction provided by the teacher
Programmed instruction using audiotapes
Purchase new instruments to ensure their availability to students.
Provide a folder for each student.
Inform the school administration of any damage to equipment.
Keep accurate inventory records.