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Chagrin Falls


Exempted Village Schools

Mrs. Susan Smith

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination and life to everything. 
Plato 

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

Music Courses at C.F.I.S. 
All 4th Grade Students are enrolled in General Music for the school year.     
 
5th and 6th Grade Students
(Students chose one option for their Encore music course for the 2018-2019 school year.  This choice will be reflected in their schedule.) 
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
  • General Music 
Extra-Curricular Choirs  
  • Tiger Beats (3rd and 4th Grade non-auditioned choir held at Gurney)
  • C.F.I.S. Select Choir (5th and 6th grades, auditioned ensemble. Audition information will be posted by the end of the first week of school.)

Congratulations new Select Choir members! Please remember that if you were not selected for this group you are welcome to join the choir that meets during your encore block. The first rehearsal will be Tuesday, September 4 from 3:30-4:15 in Mrs. Smith's music room. Please pick up your child at 4:15 in the Intermediate School pick up line (outside of the Middle School along the side of the PAC).

Concert Dates

December (TBD)---Select Choir - Holly Hall Performance       
Thursday, December 13---Choir and Select Choir (PAC 7pm)   
Wednesday, December 19---Band and Orchestra (PAC 7pm) 
May (TBD)---Select Choir: Meals on Wheelw Performance (Field Trip during the school day.)
May 10 and 11---Music and Arts Day: Band, Orchestra, Choir and Select Choir (Times/Dates TBD) 
Monday, May 27---Select Choir- Chagrin Falls Memorial Day Parade

Music Course Descriptions taught by Mrs. Smith

General Music: Students will continue their musical growth in singing, music reading, playing classroom instruments, improvising and brief study of composers.  Students will learn to perform ensembles within the music classroom. Students are expected to bring their chromebook with them to every class.
5th/6th Grade Choir:  Students will begin their musical growth in choral music by reading/identifying pitches and rhythms, developing proper breathing technique, developing proper technique for tone quality and vowel formation, demonstrating proper body positions for singing, performing pieces in 2 part harmony and blending their voice with others within a vocal ensemble. Students will perform 2 concerts, one in December and one in May. Students are expected to bring their Chromebook to every class.  

Music Websites

Mrs. Susan Smith

Mrs. Susan Smith
4th-5th-6th Grade General Music
C.F.I.S. Choir
C.F.I.S. Select Choir 
C.F.I.S. Encore Department Chair
Chagrin Falls Intermediate School
(440) 893-7690 X4214
susan.smith@chagrinschools.org
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