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Welcome to the IUSD Vocal Music Classes 2017-2018! Ms. Lee had created this page for better parent/teacher communication. Parents will find all important information regarding Ms. Lee's vocal music classes on this page and through out the entire kafm.net website. All the future concert announcements, test announcements, audition application deadlines, and other important information can be found here. Please feel free to browse through all the other pages.

 

Date
Parents Notifications
6/4/18

If students have turned in everything and participated in the "Musical Theatre" school concert, they could expect to earn "A+" for their music grade, and if they have turned in a parent signature on the original Music Theory Test, they could expect to earn "O+" for their efforts grade.

Have your child's Gift Exchange Party item ready for the final music class. Click here to see the dates.

Ms. Lee will travel to Alaska, Australia, and China in July and August. Check back here for her photos. Enjoy a fun and relaxing summer!

5/30/18

Culverdale concert was done with four other students who came from Canyon View, College Park, and Eastwood. Everyone did a fantastic job. We had limited time to set up the concert in the MPR, right after "America On Track" final meeting. Excellent singing and terrific audience reactions!

If your child has anything to turn in and/or need to retake, see Ms. Lee ASAP. The final due date for everything is this Friday, 6/1/18.

If your child is looking for the Solo Singing Test piano tracks for practice purpose, click here. After his/her Solo Singing Test song is recorded, be sure to save it with his/her name and school name as the file name, before sending it to Ms. Lee at kaii@kafm.net. Get going!

5/28/18

Happy Memorial Day!

If students have turned in everything and participated in the "Musical Theatre" school concert, they could expect to earn "A+" for their music grade, and if they have turned in a parent signature on the original Music Theory Test, they could expect to earn "O+" for their efforts grade. Click here for a May Practice Record.

If your child is looking for the Solo Singing Test piano tracks for practice purpose, click here. After his/her Solo Singing Test song is recorded, be sure to save it with his/her name and school name as the file name, before sending it to Ms. Lee at kaii@kafm.net. Get going!

5/25/18

College Park's concert was very well received! Sally and Matthew came from Canyon View to sing. Thank you for taking care of school business.

Our final school concert is scheduled for Tuesday, 5/29/18, at 7:00 pm, in the Culverdale MPR. For all those students who wish to earn concert credits, this is it!

5/24/18

Wow! Brywood, without a new music building in the plan, due to shortage of funding, you sounded like a billion dollars in the making! Stunning and beautiful singers, you are wonderful! It was a fantastic concert and let's do that again!

Neeva from Canyon View, Jeffrey from Culverdale, and Makayla from Eastwood came to join the 6th grade singers. Thank you!

College Park, you are up for this evening's concert.

5/23/18

Canyon View's Musical Theatre Vocal Music Concert was done with lots of parents in the audience to fill up the MPR and listen to wonderful singing. A "Thank you" to those who came to support your children and the vocal music program. Students learn all life lessons from their parents, including the parent support of a child's school activity.

Are you ready, Brywood?

5/22/18

Eastwood students, you are the brave first group of singers and did an outstanding job at the school concert. Way to go! Chloe from Canyon View came to sing at Eastwood. Thank you!

Canyon View, you are up for this evening's concert. See you at 5:45 pm.

Do you have a parent signature on your original music test? How are you doing with the "seven-day-take-home-open-book" retake?

5/21/18

The first Musical Theatre Vocal Music Concert is scheduled for this evening, 6:00 pm, at Eastwood Elementary School Performing Arts Building. Remember to bring your music folder for security! Sing on, Eastwood.

5/18/18

The Music Theory Test is completed at all schools. Be sure to get a parent signature for better "Effort" grade and the opportunity for a "Seven-Day-Take-Home-Open-Book" retake.

Your Solo Singing Test is due today. Click here for the practice piano tracks.

Ms. Lee will perform with the Pacific Chorale in the season finale, "The Golden State" concert that features Californian composers. Call the Chorale office directly and mention Ms. Lee's name to receive a 20% discount for concert tickets.

Our "Musical Theatre Concerts" will begin on Monday, 5/21/18, at 6:00 pm, with Eastwood going first. Click here for all concert dates.

5/14/18

Some members of the IUSD Honor Chorus 2018 and several volunteered vocal students had a great weekend at UCI Barclay Theatre this past weekend, performing the UCI opera production, "Suor Angelica." Click here to see photos from the opera.

Bring your music folder or binder to class for the Music Theory Test. Good luck!

5/13/18

Happy Mother's Day!

5/12/18

We have a Music Theory Test scheduled for this coming week. Are you ready? be sure to review music notations and letters in your "Singing Basics" booklet, on pages 7 and 8, or check out the Study Guide.

Don't forget to bring your music folder or binder to write your test on, and your lucky pencil!

5/11/18

The UCI's Vocal Music Department is presenting Puccini's one-act opera, "Suor Angelica", on Saturday, 5/12/18, 8:00 pm, and Sunday, 5/13/18, at 2:00 pm, in the Barclay Theater on the UCI campus. There are about 25 IUSD 5th and 6th grade singers who will join the children's choir to sing in the Finale. Come and check it out!

These 25singers from IUSD 5th and 6th grades who signed up and rehearsed with the UCI Orchestra and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Tucker, during this past week. Own their own, they have to learn how to sing in Italian and the entrances of their singing parts. Imagine these students can claim that they have performed in an opera when they were in 5th or 6th grade! Thank you for your participation.

5/9/18

As of today, the Group Singing Tests are completed in each school. If your child was absent during your school's Group Singing Test for any reasons, or if your child wished to retake his/her Groups Singing Test, please see Ms. Lee ASAP. The Group Singing Test is 20% of the overall music grades.

If your child is considering to turn in his/her Solo Singing Test, just do it. Early is better than on time! Click here for Solo Singing Test songs sound tracks. He/she does not need to use the tracks for the test. It is advised that your child choose his/her own speed and be comfortable with his/her own speed.

5/7/18

It is the Group Singing Test week. Is your child ready? Click here to listen and practice. Good luck!

The UCI's Vocal Music Department is presenting Puccini's one-act opera, "Suor Angelica", on Saturday, 5/12/18, 8:00 pm, and Sunday, 5/13/18, at 2:00 pm, in the Barclay Theater on the UCI campus. There are about 25 IUSD 5th and 6th grade singers who will join the children's choir to sing in the Finale. Come and check it out!

5/4/18

The Group Singing Test is coming! Click here to listen and practice. Good luck!

The UCI's Vocal Music Department is presenting Puccini's one-act opera, "Suor Angelica", on Saturday, 5/12/18, 8:00 pm, and Sunday, 5/13/18, at 2:00 pm, in the Barclay Theater on the UCI campus. There are about 25 IUSD 5th and 6th grade singers who will join the children's choir to sing in the Finale. Come and check it out!

4/30/18

This is our May Ear Training Week. Be sure to remind your child to listen carefully as Ms. Lee plays the five rhythmic patterns.

The April Practice Records are due. Click here for a copy of that, or you can simply make a homemade Practice Record yourself.

4/27/18

The IUSD Honor Chorus has one more performance at the Young Masters Art Show at the Irvine Civic Center, this Saturday, 4/28/18, at 2:00 pm. Come enjoy the fun family activities, students art work, and fabulous music performance.

4/25/18

The IUSD Honor Chorus field trip took students to the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Our singers had fun playing with the hands-on instruments, recording equipment, and attanded a sound production workshop.

Click here for the Honor Chorus field trip photos.

4/23/18

The Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Chorale performance in New York was a HUGE success!

Here are the reviews of the Carnegie Hall performance from New York Times and Orange County Register.

4/21/18

Ms. Lee joins Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Chorale in the performance of Philip Glass' "The Passion of Ramakrishna" at Carnegie Hall, New York City, today, at 8:00 pm.

Click here for her New York trip photos.

4/19/18

The Honors Concert was a big success! Our Elementary Honor Chorus was superb! The double string quartet was fabulous in "Ave verum corpus", while our own two piano accompanists and finger cymbals player did a fantastic job!

Thank you for being such wonderful young musicians!

4/18/18

The Honors Concert is scheduled for today at Segerstrom Concert Hall! Yeah!! Sing on!!! Good luck, Singers!

4/11/18

Happy National Barbaeshop Quartet Day! It is also one week before the IUSD Honors Concert at Segerstrom Concert Hall. Click here for tickets. There are only about 100 tickets left in the hall. Get yours!

Ms. Lee will join Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Chorale in the performance of Philip Glass' "The Passion of Ramakrishna" at Segerstrom Concert Hall on Thursday, 4/12/18, through Saturday, 4/14/18, at 8:00 pm.

They are invited to perform this concert in the Carnegie Hall, New York City, on Saturday, 4/21/18, at 8:00 pm, to celebrate Philip Glass' 80th birthday!

4/9/18

Happy Monday! Let's continue our good work in the music classes. Please remind your child to bring a working pencil for the April Ear Training and turn in his/her March Practice Record.

4/3/18

Congratulations Brywood, we are selected to be a 2018 California Distinguished School!

4/2/18

Happy Spring Break! Ms. Lee sends you an eCard here.

3/30/18

Today is the last day to turn in February Practice Records!

There are about only 100 tickets available at this time for the 2018 Honors Concert at Segerstrom. Be sure to get yours today!

3/26/18

Ms. Lee will join Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Chorale in the performance of Philip Glass' "The Passion of Ramakrishna" at Segerstrom Concert Hall on Thursday, 4/12/18. through Saturday, 4/14/18, at 8:00 pm.

This concert will be presented in the Carnegie Hall, New York City, on Saturday, 4/21/18, at 8:00 pm, to celebrate Philip Glass' 80th birthday!

3/22/18

Culverdale singers, you did a great job at the concert this evening. Neo came from Eastwood to join us. Parents learned about what students were learning in the past three months during our "live music report." A big "Thank-you" to all who came to support our vocal music program.

Mark you calendar, our next concert is scheduled for Tuesday, 5/29/18, right after the Memorial Day long weekend.

3/20/18

Canyon View presented a fantastic vocal music concert this evening. Five students from other schools came to sing. Everyone sounded beautiful and looked happy. Thank you parents for supporting our live music report card!

Last but not least, Culverdale will have the March Concert in two days. Be ready!

3/17/18

Click here to see the ACDA Honor Chorus Concert from Pasadena, CA. Congratulations to the IUSD singers! What a fabulous performance.

3/14/18

Ms. Lee brought 11 IUSD singers to Pasadena, CA, for the ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) Conference Honor Choruses. These students are and were Ms. Lee's students in the last five years. Click here for their rehearsal photos from Pasadena.

3/12/18

Eastwood Elementary School had its second vocal music concert in the Performing Arts Building this evening. Hudson came from College Park to join the Eastwood Singers. Super audience this evening to support our singers. Good job, everyone! Let's do it again in May!

Canyon View, you are up next.

3/10/18

Today is the IUSD First Annual "Solo & Ensemble Music Festival", to be held at Northwood High School. If you have signed up for this event, you should have received a time of performance already. Good luck in the performance!

Eastwood, you are up next for the March Concert on Monday, 3/12/18. Be ready!

3/9/18

College Park had a terrific concert this evening with a packed house. Archita from Brywood came to sing with us. Parents were moved by the gestures and sounds of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Great job, singers!

3/6/18

Due to a scheduling glitch, the Culverdale March Vocal Music Concert has been rescheduled for Thursday, 3/22/18, 6:30 pm. That gives us more time to polish our songs! See you at the concert.

3/5/18

Welcome to the third trimester! If you have forgotten to turn in works for the second trimester, it would be too late for any updates. In the future, do the work and turn them in on time or early!

Brywood singers did a fantastic job during their "March Music In Our Schools Concert." You sounded beautiful and clear. Ray from College Park and Jeffrey from Culverdale came to sing with us. Everyone had a terrific time!

Click here to see your school's concert date.

3/3/18

Mr. Chicas was the director for the "Vocal Music Day" at Eastwood Elementary School today. Everything was organized and everyone had fun singing and dancing. There were about 120 singers from across the City of Irvine came to this event. We need to do it again soon!

3/2/18

Happy Friday, and the last day of the second trimester! If you have done every assignment and test, you are in good shape to earn your "A" or "A+" in music. If not, time is running out. It is better late than never!

Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss!

For singers who had signed up for the "Vocal Music Day", click here for sheet music and practice tracks. See you tomorrow at 8:30 am to sign in. We will have lots of fun tomorrow! We get to see Mr. Chicas again too.

3/1/18 Happy March, the "Music In Our Schools" month. To check your school concert schedule, click here. Notice the Canyon View Concert time has been modified.
2/26/18

Our "Music In Our Schools March Concerts" will start on next Monday, 3/5/2018. Be sure to remind yourr child to bring his/hermusic folder home and review the songs!

Click here to see your "Music In Our Schools March Concerts" schedule. In case you need to attend a different school concert other than your own, be sure to check the starting time.

2/23/18

The second trimester is coming to an end by next Friday, 3/2/18. Did your child turn in all his/herr works yet? The Solo Singing Test procedure can be found here. See Ms. Lee ASAP if your child needed a "Seven-Day-Take-Home-Open-Book" retake.

Click here to see your "Music In Our Schools March Concerts" schedule. In case your child needs to attend a different school concert other than his/her own for any reason, be sure to check the starting time.

2/21/18

Did your child talk to you about the Music Theory Test? Does he/she have a parent signature on the original test? Does he/she wants a "Seven-Day-Take-Home-Open-Book" retake?

2/18/18

Ms. Lee will join the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Chorale in the performances of Mozart's "Magic Flute" on Thursday, 2/22/18, Saturday, 2/24/18, and Tuesday, 2/27/18, at Segerstrom Concert Hall. This full length opera will be sung in German, with English super title, and English dialog. Check with Pacific Symphony Orchestra for concert tickets.

2/16/18

Did your child submitted his/her Solo Singing Test? If you need help, here is a step-by-step guide to show you how. Do remember to include student's name on the recording and the file name as he/she saves the test song.

2/13/18

Please remind your child to bring your favorite pencil for the Music Theory Test. Study Guides can be found here.

2/9/18

The Music Theory Writing Test week is coming up. If a Study Guide is needed, click here. Or, students can use the "Singing Basics" booklet page 7 to study the notation system.

2/8/18

Ms. Lee has been rehearsing with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Chorale's Chinese New Year Concert. This performance will feature four different choruses, dancers from Yaya Dance Academy, and various soloists, and is schduled for Saturday, 2/10/18, at 8:00 pm. There are only THREE tickets left for the whole entire hall as of now!

2/7/18

Today is the first Honor Chorus rehearsal day. Be on time or early!

If Ms. Lee asked you to sing for the Group Singing Test again, it means you need to practice more before singing it again as a test. Ms. Lee offers before school and lunch time help in music study.

2/5/18

This is the Group Singing Test week. Check here for the requirement. Be prepared to sing your test song by numbers and solfege.

1/31/18

It is the last day of January, do you know where is your child's January Practice Record? Please remind him/her to be prepared for the next Ear Training exercise and bring his/her favorite pencil to work!

1/30/18

The IUSD Honor Chorus 2018 result has been published. Congratulations to those who have passed the audition! If you have any questions and/or comments, please contact Ms. Lee.

1/26/18

Future IUSD Honor Chorus members, are you ready for your audition? Contact Ms. Lee for any last minute questions. The auditions are scheduled for tomorrow, 1/27/18, starting at 8:00am. Stay calm, sing out and good luck!

1/19/18

Today is the last day to sign up for the IUSD Honor Chorus audition. Click here for the audition request form. The auditions are scheduled for Saturday 1/27/18. Good luck!

1/15/18

It is the Rhythm Composition Project 2 make-up week. When your child create four rhythmic patterns with 3/4 and 4/4 time signatures, he/she would earn 10% of his/her overall music grade. If your child missed this project in class, click here to get a blank copy of the Rhythm Composition work sheet. Do it at home and bring it to Ms. Lee for his/her 10% overall credit.

Is your child working on his/her January Practice Record? It is another 10% of the overall music grade.

1/12/18

Does your child want to be a part of this year's IUSD Honor Chorus and sing on the big stage of Segerstrom? Click here for the audition request form. It is due on this coming Friday, 1/19/18. Good luck!

1/10/18

The Rhythm Composition Project 2 is upon us. Each student will create four rhythmic patterns in class and earn 10% of overall his/her music grade. If your child missed this project in class, click here to get a blank copy of the Rhythm Composition work sheet. Do it at home and bring it to Ms. Lee for his/her 10% overall credit.

Has your child turned in his/her December Practice Record yet? It is another 10% of his/her overall music grade.

1/8/18

Welcome back to school in the year of 2018! Are you ready for some Ear Training exercises? Be sure to bring your music folder for brand new concert songs. See you in class.

1/1/18

Happy New Year! Let's make this the best year ever in everything we do!

If your child has not registered for IUSD Honor Chorus audition yet and is still thinking about it, click here.

Please remind your child to bring a pencil for ear training and music folder for new concert songs for our March Concert. Thank you!

12/22/17

It is the last school day of 2017! Enjoy a fun, relaxing, and beautiful Winter Break. Happy Holidays!

12/21/17

Wow! Brywood Singers presented such a splendid performance last night! Every song was well performed and parents were such terrific audience. Thank you for a spirited concert!

Michaela from Eastwood and Roman from Canyon View came to sing with Brywood students. Thank you for being proactive! Good job!

It will be time to learn new songs when Winter Break is over. Be sure to know where is your music folder when 2018 starts!

12/19/17

Canyon View's Vocal Music Concert was very well attended by students and parents this evening. Mrs. Gegriere was at the concert to cheer everyone on and gave a little shout out for IPSF and the Irvine Company, our music program lead supporters. Everyone class sounded beautiful!

Emma and Collette came from Brywood to join this evening's concert. Thank you for make that extra effort!

Ms. Lee presented Mr. Chicas the "Student Teacher Memory Book" close to the end of the concert. Thank you for contributing to this project. We will miss Mr. Chicas for sure!

Last but not least, Brywood, you are on tomorrow, 12/20/17. ANd for all those students who could not attend your own school concert, this is it, the last Winter Concert. So, plan accordingly.

12/16/17

College Park singers, you did it. What a beautiful and fun concert! Our audiens were a great bunch of supporters. We love having you in the concert too! Thank for a super concert everyone!

Ashley from Canyon View and Heidi from Brywood came to join us and sang. Thank you for managing your schedule properly. Good job!

It is time to learn new songs for our March concert. Keep on singing!

Canyon View, you are next for Tuesday, 12/19/17.

12/15/17

Culverdale delivered a fantastic concert last night! Students seemed nervous, but sang beautifully! Thank you, supportive parents, you made everyone very happy.

George from College Park came to join us and sang. Thank you for managing your schedule properly. Good job!

We will sing even better and talk less next time in March. Keep on singing!

College Park, see you at 5:45 pm this evening.

12/14/17

Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony Orchestra will present two holiday concerts, "Tis The Season", in Segerstrom Concert Hall on this coming Sunday, 12/17/17, 5:30 pm, and Monday, 12/18/18, 8:00 pm. Ms. Lee is member of the Chorale and will be performing in these two concerts. Several students from IUSD will sing with the Southern California Children's Chorus in these concerts as well.

If you are interested in attending these concerts, Ms. Lee has TWO FREE SUNDAY TICKETS to give away. The first person contacts Ms. Lee about these tickets will receive them for FREE! They are in Orchestra section, Row B.

12/13/17

Ms. Lee received a $2,000 grant from the Japan Business Association of Southern California today! Congratulations, IUSD! This fund will support the Honor Chorus 2018 to learn a Japanese folk song, "Akatonbo", perform in the Segerstrom Concert Hall on Wednesday, 4/18/18, and a field trip to the Grammy Museum and Little Tokyo on Wednesday, 4/25/18.

Here is a link to check out the programs that the Japan Business Association of Southern California provides.

12/12/17

Eastwood presented our very first concert in the Performing Arts Building this evening. Mr. Chicas had his debut concert in IUSD, hooray! We made history this evening. Everyone did a fantastic job! Also, thank you parents, for all your support in the Vocal Music program and please come again to listen to our students sing beautifully on Monday, 3/12/18.

Aisheek from Brywood joined Eastwood's concert this evening. Thank you for taking care of business. We love having you at Eastwood!

Culverdale, you are next!

12/5/17

The first Vocal Music School Concerts are right around the corner! Has your child practiced his/her songs with the correct pitches, rests, dynamics, and more? Even if the songs are memorized, students could still bring music folder for peace-of-mind and other reasons!

More than earning a part of the music grades, singing in a group with accompaniment in public develops students' performance and social skills, builds confidence and a sense of belonging, is a great chance to dress up and a priceless experience!

Students who could NOT attend their own school concert for any reasons, Ms. Lee has four other opportunities for you to join other schools to perform. Click here to see all the school concert dates.

Keep on singing!

12/1/17

December is here. Is your child ready for Ear Training and to turn in his/her November Practice Record?

11/30/17

It is official! Ms. Lee applied for and will be awarded the Japanese Enrichment Grant, through the Japan Business Association of Southern California, on Wednesday, 12/13/17. This grant will support this year's Honor Chorus members to learn "Akatombo" (The Red Dragonfly, a famous Japanese folk song) and perform it at Segerstrom Concert Hall during the Honors Concert on Wednesday, 4/18/18.

As a result of this grant, the Honor Chorus members will also travel to Los Angeles to visit the Grammy Museum and the Japanese American Cultural Center in April 2018.

Have you helped your child to fill out the Honor Chorus audition request form yet?

11/23/17

Happy Thanksgiving!

11/20/17

Welcome to the second trimester! Are you interested in singing with the IUSD Honor Chorus in the Segerstrom music hall? Click here to request for an audition time. Good luck!

11/14/17

After the Vocal Music PLC meeting, the Honor Chorus information is now available! Calling all 5th and 6th graders, sign up for an audition soon. The music teachers would like you to come and sing with the best singers in IUSD! Click here for more information, if you did not get a letter in class.

11/13/17

It is the last week of our first trimester. Don't forget to get a parent signature for your Music Theory Writing Test. Your "Seven-Day-Take-Home-Open-Book" retake was due last week. Did you turn it in to Ms. Lee?

If you would like to have a retake but do not have one, please see Ms. Lee ASAP!

11/10/17 Happy Friday before Veterans Day. Could you use today to finish your Solo Singing Test, sing/record/save/send, via email or Google Classroom? That 20% of your overall music grade is waiting for you! Enjoy a beautiful long weekend!
11/6/17

All retakes, singing tests or written tests, must be done by this week. Our first trimester is coming to an end on Friday, 11/17/17. See Ms. Lee for all the Group Singing Test retakes. Click here for a step-by-step procedure of the Solo Singing Test. Good luck!

10/31/17

Happy Halloween! Don't forget to sign for your child's Music Theory Writing Test. The "Seven-Day-Take-Home-Open-Book" retake is due next week. Your child may work with friends, lookfor answers in his/her notes, or even ask Mr. Chicas and Miss Caldwell for help.

If your child would like to have a retake but do not have one, please see Ms. Lee ASAP!

10/30/17 Did your child turn in his/her Solo Singing Test yet? Click here for a step-by-step procedure of the Solo Singing Test. Good luck!
10/27/17

All Music Theory Tests have been graded, scored and handed back to students. The passing point is "60" out of 100. Please sign on the test. Check with your child's test to see if you can pass the test! :) Brywood 6th grade class had the highest class average at 87.70 points. Congratulations!

If your child would like to have a "Seven-Day-Open-Book-Take-Home" retake test, please be sure to sign on the parent signature line on the original test.

10/26/17

Ms. Lee will perform with the Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony Orchestra for the Chorale's 50th Anniversary Opening Concert at Segerstrom Concert Hall this weekend on Sunday, 10/29/17, at 5:30 pm. This concert includes the following works:

A Celestial Map of the Sky Tarik O’Regan (U.S. Premiere!)

Songs of Eternity                James Hopkins

Mass (concert version)         Leonard Bernstein

For your 25% discounted tickets, go to Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and use the code "25Chorale". Enjoy!

10/25/17 Our Music Theory Tests are done. If you were absent on the test day, see Ms. Lee for a make-up test. If you would like to take a make-up Group Singing Test, see Ms. Lee during lunch time or before school on your music days.
10/24/17 Culverdale and Canyon View had their Music Theory Test today. If you were absent, see Ms. Lee for a make-up.
10/23/17

Brywood and Eastwood, are you ready for the Music Theory Test? Do you need to retake your Group Singing Test? See Ms. Lee ASAP.

10/22/17

The Music Theory Test is upon us. Have you seen the Study Guide? Please remind your child to bring his/her favorite pencil and an eraser to the Music Theory Test.

There are about 25 students who sent in their Solo Singing Tests already. Thank you for sending your Solo Singing Test early. Parents, thank you for your assistance!

If you have any questions about the Solo Singing Test, here is a step-by-step procedure for that test. All the other questions, please see Ms. Lee ASAP. The Solo Singing Test is due on Friday, 10/27/17.

10/20/17 Our GROUP Singing Tests are completed. If your child was absent on the test day, please see Ms. Lee ASAP for a make-up test. If your child would like to take a make-up Group Singing Test, see Ms. Lee during lunch time or before school on your school's music days.
10/16/17 This is our GROUP Singing Test week. Be sure to check the Events page for the piano tracks to help your child practice. Ms. Lee holds the rights to cancel any Group Singing Test, if the class sounded great on the test day before the test. Good luck!
10/12/17

The ACDA Honor Chorus audition due date has been extended to 10/20/17. Sixth grade parents, if your child is still thinking about this audition or has questions about this Honor Chorus, please click here and read about it on pages 5 and 6. Also, see Ms. Lee for a personal recording session.

10/7/17 Ms. Lee will perform with the Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony Orchestra Orchestra for the Chorale's 50th Anniversary Opening Concert at Segerstrom Concert Hall on Sunday, 10/29/17, at 5:30 pm. This concert includes the following works:

A Celestial Map of the Sky Tarik O’Regan (U.S. Premiere!)

Songs of Eternity                James Hopkins

Mass (concert version)         Leonard Bernstein

For your 20% discounted tickets, call the Pacific Chorale office directly at 714.662.2345, and mention Ms. Lee's name. Enjoy!

10/2/17

This week is the "October Ear Training" week. The September Practice Record is due. Be sure to get a parent signature too. To print an "October Practice Record", click here.

The learning of "Singing Basics" songs has begun. It is always a good idea to try all songs at home. Check "Events" page for singing test dates. A copy of the Study Guide for the "Music Theory Test" can be found here.

9/26/17

We started to work on our "Singing Basics" songs for music learning purposes and our future concerts. If your child has looked at the "Events" on this website, he/she would know that the first Group Singing Test comes directly from this booklet. Be sure to remind your child to try the songs at home.

If you would like the piano accompaniment for home use, please have your child bring either a blank CD or a USB drive. Ms. Lee will record all the songs from the book for him/her.

9/25/17

Here comes the last week of September. Has your child downloaded the September Practice Record and record what he/she has done so far? For those students who wish to get a head start, here is the October Practice Record.

Has your child done the "Website Visit" homework yet? It is counted as 10% of his/her overall music grades. The "Student Information" form needs to be filled out and submitted for another 10% of the overall music grades.

Sixth graders only...If your child wishes to audition for the ACDA Honor Chorus, the due date for the online audition is 10/13/17. Read the attchment pages5 and 6 and see Ms. Lee for more detail. Good luck!

9/15/17

The Composition Project for trimester one was finished in class this week. If your child was absent on that day, please see Ms. Lee for a blank "Composition 1" paper and follow the directions on the page to do that at home. It counts as 10% of his/her overall music grades.

Has your done the "Website Visit" and fill out the "Student Information" form yet? It is also 10% of his/her overall music grade!

9/8/17

Happy Friday! By searching this website, you will find the answers to the answers to Student Information questions regarding the first singing test and first school concert dates. If I were you, I would start with the Events link.

9/5/17

Our first monthly Ear Training will be done in class during this week. Be on time to class and bring a working pencil with your listning ears!

9/2/17

Congratulations on the first full week of school!

After checking out the links at top or bottom of this page, please go to Student Information to fill out your answers by Sunday, 9/10/17. Once the form has been sent, you would receive 10% of your overall music grade for the first trimester.

Remember to bring your music folder or school binder to the next music class. You will receive more music related items and the "Singing Basics" booklet. Enjoy a beautiful long weekend!

8/29/17

If you are looking at this page, you are at the right place for Ms. Lee's Vocal Music class. After checking out the links at top or bottom of this page, please go to Student Information to fill out your child's answers by Sunday, 9/10/17. Once the form has been sent, he/she would receive 10% of his/her overall music grade for the first trimester. Good luck!

8/25/17

Both Canyon View and College Park had a fantastic music recruitment day. Please remember to fill out the music class selection form and bring it back to school for the next music class meeting.

A Parent Info Night has been scheduled to be held in the Performing Arts Building at the brand new Eastwood Elementary School, for Wednesday, 8/30/17, at 6:30 pm. Please join us.

8/24/17

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. School starts today!

8/15/17

Ms. Lee enjoys her summer vacation in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Wyoming. Click here to see her whitewater rafting photos.

7/30/17

The CCDA (California Choral Directors Association) Conference supports vocal music teachers' growth and development each year. Ms. Lee attended the conference and learned much about vocal techniques and conducting skills. Most of all, she focuses on how to be a more effective music teacher and performing musician. Click here to see her conference photos.

7/16/17

The California ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) will hold its annual conference in Oakhurst, just south of Yosemite, in the week of 7/23/17. Ms. Lee will attend the conference to learn new songs and more conducting skills, also to accompany the music reading sessions. This musical event is one of the many ways that helps choral music teachers and directors stay current and refined.

Sixth graders only, if you are interested in ACDA's Western Division Honor Chorus 2018 auditions, be sure to see Ms. Lee when school starts in August. This event will take place in Pasadena, California, March 14-17, 2018.

7/15/17 Ms. Lee attended her elementary school music class reunion this afternoon. From the photos (1, 2) can you tell which child was Ms. Lee?
7/12/17 Pacific Symphony Orchestra's "Symphony in the Cities" program will bring three free concerts and "Prelude in the Park", a hands-on experience for families, to our communities, starting this Sunday in Newport Beach Civic Center. For more information, click here.
7/4/17 Happy 4th of July! Everyday is a patriotic day in Ms. Lee's class. Click here to see her "Star-Spangled Banner" project. Here is the link to her photo page.

 

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