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Welcome to the IUSD Vocal Music Classes 2019-2020! 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
11/18/19

Welcome to the secoind trimester!

For 5th and 6th graders, the IUSD Honor Chorus audition registreation is open now! The online regustration form can be found and submitted here. The audition samples can be downloaded here.

11/15/19

Today is the last day of he first trimester. Ms. Lee is finishing uploading the music grades. The breakdown of the music grades is as followed:

• Visit this website and answer a student survey - 10%
• Monthly Ear Trainings - 10%
• Monthly Practice Records - 10%
• Rhythm Composition in class - 10%
• Group Singing Test in class - 20%
• Solo Singing Test at home - 20%
• Music Theory Test in class, or retake at home - 20%

Did you finish everything on time to earn 100% and an "A+" for your report card?

11/13/19

The first trimester ends this Friday. Is your child ready for it? Has your child submitted his/her Solo Singing Test? Has your child turned in his/her Music Theory Test retake? How about his/her Practice Records, and a parent signature on the original test for a possible highest effort grade?

11/11/19

Happy Veterans Day! Thank a veteran everyday, especially today!

Here are October Practice Record and November Practice Record for you.

11/6/19

The end of the first trimester is fast approaching and report card time is near. Has your child submitted his/her Solo Singing Test? Has your child turned in his/her Music Theory Test retake? How about his/her Practice Records? Did you put a parent signature on your child's original test for him/her to receive a possible highest effort grade?

Ms. Lee will be performing with Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony Orchestra this Saturday, 11/9/19, at 3:00 pm, at Segerstrom Concert Hall, in Costa Mesa. If you like two FREE orchestra seat tickets, contact Ms. Lee ASAP!

11/1/19

Happy November! Here are October Practice Record and November Practice Record for your child! Enjoy a great weekend!

10/31/19

We are all done with our Music Theory Test. Please sign for your child's test forhim/her to receive the highest effort grade possible. If your child woule like a "Take-Home-Open-Book" retake, please to speak to Ms. Lee. Retakes are avaible starting Monday, 11/4/19.

Is your child finished with the Solo Singing Test?

Happy Halloween, everyone!

10/28/19

Everyone has a Music Theory Test this week. Bring your lucky pencil! Click here for your Study Guide.

If you have not turned in your Solo Singing Test, you are three days late already!

November is almost here. Do you have an October Practice Record all filled out and ready to turn it in?

10/23/19

Is your child ready for the Music Theory Test? Click here for the Study Guide.

10/21/19

This week is the Group Singing Test and Solo Singing Test week. Be prepared to sing by numbers and solfege in class. Students may choose one way to sing for the Solo Singing Test at home. Good luck!

10/18/19

Happy Friday! Are you ready for the Group Singing Test scheduled for next week? And, Ms. Lee is welcoming all early Solo Singing Test submissions. Thank you for doing a fantastic job!

10/16/19

IUSD Honor Chorus, anyone? This is a 5th and 6th grades only event. More information is coming soon. In the meantime, know the audition day is Saturday, 1/25/20, at Eastwood. Save the date!

10/14/19

While there is no school, you may want to consider practicing your Group and Solo Singing Tests. If you have never done a Solo Singing Test, here is a step-by-step "How to" page just for that. Good luck!

Also, you may want to check the Study Guide for the first Music Theory Test.

Ms. Lee has two FREE Pacific Symphony Orchestra tickets for Saturday, 10/19/19, to give away. These two tickets are in the front orchestra section, C109 and C110. This program includes Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.6, "Pathetique." If you would like to go to this concert and could use these tickets, please contact Ms. Lee ASAP.

10/12/19

Our singing tests are just around the corner. If your child hse submitted his/her Solo Singing Test during the 10/7/19 week, Ms. Lee have listened to the singing and replied back already. If your child needed to redo the test, please practice correctly, either numbers or solfege, and submit his/her SST again. The more he/she tries, the easier it gets!

Enjoy your long weekend with no school on next Monday, 10/14/19!

10/6/19

The final week of the ACDA and CCDA auditions are coming soon. If your child is still thinking about trying out for these two Honor Choruses, be sure to see Ms. Lee for the online audition recordings. Good luck!

If your child chooses to retake his/her October Ear Training exercise for a better grade, be there or be square! BRING A LUCKY PENCIL!

10/5/19 The IPSF, Irvine Public Schools Foundation, will host its 10th annual Gala at Kia Motor. Ten of Ms. Lee's singers will be performing with other elementary, middle school and high school singers. Break a leg, Singers!
10/3/19

The October Ear Training is done. Ms. Lee will post the results onto Parent Portal by the end of this week. If your child had missed the Ear Training and wished to make it up, see Ms. Lee ASAP.

Click here to see a short video of Pacific Symphony Orchestra's "Carmina Burana", including Ms. Lee, performed on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The whole concert was recorded for future broadcasting.

10/1/19 Happy October! Your child's September Practice Record is due this week. Is he/sheready? We will have our October Ear Training in this week as well. Please remind your child to bring his/her lucky pencil and music folder to class!
9/29/19

Happy New Year, to those who celebrates Rosh Hashana!

9/29/19

The last day of September is upon us. Is your child ready to turn in his/her September Practice Record? The October Ear Training is scheduled for this week. Be sure that your child brings his/her lucky pencil and listen carefully in class. Good luck!

If your child would like to audition for ACDA and/or CCDA Honor Choruses, see Ms. Lee ASAP! The deadlines for these auditions are just days away.

Has your child signed up for the Vocal Day 2019? Would your child like to sing and dance with VJ Rosales from the Filharmonics? This event is only opened to 5th and 6th grade vocal music students in IUSD. Click here for the online registration form. Ms. will help us in preparing "My Favorite Things" and "Sing, Sing, Sing" for the big day' sing and dance. See you on Saturday, 10/26/19, at 8:30 am.

9/28/19

Happy Teachers Day! Today is Confucius' birthday and is celebrated in China as "Teachers Day" in honor this wonderful teacher from about 500 B.C. Here are a few quotes from Confucius for us:

1. “The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.”
2. “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.”
3. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”
4. “Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.”
5. “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

9/24/19

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? The Pacific Symphony Orchestra season opening concerts are on! The opening program includes Beethoven's "Egmont Overture" and "Choral Fantasy" and Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana." These performances also include Pacific Chorale (Ms. Lee's group) and Southern California Children's Chorus.

Ms. Lee played French horn in Beethoven's "Egmont Overture" when she was in fifth grade back in Taiwan. She will be singing with the Chorale and the Symphony in this weekend's performances. Come and check it out!

9/23/19

It is the last week of September for the Practice Record recording. The purpose for this record is for your child to understand that he/she is his/herown instrument and learn to take care of the personal instrument and use it properly!

When the music class is going too fast for your child, please have he/she come in for extra help before school or during lunch recess when Ms. Lee is at your school, otherwise, have he/she get help from Ms. Lee'sassistant during music time.

If your child is interested in any auditions, please let Ms. Lee know, so she can help your child with the process. Good luck!

9/20/19

The Western Division of ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) is looking for elementary school students to audition for the WDACDA Honor Chorus. This chorus will perform in Salt Lake City, Utah, on March 4-7, 2020. Click here for more information. Ms. Lee will be your sponsor and help you with the audition recording. This audition is due on Friday, 10/11/19.

Late is better than never! If you have not done so, the first vocal music assignment was to visit this website and take a student information survey. It was due on last Sunday, 9/8/19. This is the last reminder for the first assignment. And, the Rhythm Composition was finished in class. If you were absent on the Composition Day, see Ms. Lee for a make-up ASAP.

9/19/19

The CCDA (California Choral Directors Association, a branch of the ACDA, American Choral Directors Association) is looking for 6th through 9th graders to audition for the California State Middle School Honor Chorus. This chorus will perform in Fresno, California, on February 20-22, 2020. Click here for more information. Ms. Lee will be yourchild's sponsor and help he/she with the audition recording.

Late is better than never! If your child has not done so, the first vocal music assignment was to visit this website and take a student information survey. It was due on last Sunday, 9/8/19. And, the Rhythm Composition was finished in class. If your child was absent on the Composition Day, see Ms. Lee for a make-up ASAP.

9/18/19

If your child is a 5th or 6th grader, he/she is strongly encouraged to participate in the IUSD Vocal Day 2019 event, scheduled for Saturday, 10/26/2019, 8:30-11:30 am, at Beacon Park School. During this event, he/she will learn much about singing styles, tone production, expressions, and perform with a current a capella vocal band performer. Parents are invited to come to watch the final production at around 11:15 am on that day. Here is the online registration form. It is a fun event, so sign up today!

A parent letter regarding the Vocal Day 2019 can be found here.

If your child has not done so, the first vocal music assignment was to visit this website and take a student information survey. It was due on last Sunday, 9/8/19. Late is better than never!

9/16/19

Happy Monday! We are moving forward with our music learning. We have had our September Ear Training and Rhythm Composition done in class last week. Ms. Lee is returning all student works back to students. If your child has missed the Rhythm Composition, he/she could download one from here and finish it at home. Turn in the finish work and give to Ms. Lee for 10% of his/her overall grades.

For those students who finally brought a music folder/binder to class, be sure to ask for a "Singing Basics" booklet for home use. Let's sing!

If your child has not done so yet, the first vocal music assignment was to visit this website and take a student information survey. It was due on last Sunday, 9/8/19. Late is better than never!

9/13/19

Our September Ear Training and Rhythm Composition #1 were done in class during this week's music lessons. Ms. Lee had graded, recorded, and returned the Ear Training to students. A "5" is a perfect score! There are about 95% of all vocal music students received a perfect score this time. Ms. Lee will finish the recording portion of the Rhythm Composition over the weekend and return them back to students next week. Parents can check student's music progress by opening Parent Portal and click on Vocal Music link on the student's class summary window. A link to this website, kafm.net, can be found to the right side of the student's music grades. For all activities scheduled for the vocal music class, click here.

Happy Harvest Moon Festival! It is also Friday the 13th! Have you seen a full moon rise before? This one was taken at the closest place on earth to the moon, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Enjoy your moon cakes!

If your child has not done so, the first vocal music assignment was to visit this website and take a student information survey. It was due on last Sunday, 9/8/19. Late is better than never!

9/6/19

Ms. Lee is creating a student list for the participation of the IPSF Gala performance. If you wish to be included in that performance, contact Ms. Lee ASAP.

The Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Chorale will perform in a combined concert to salute to our nation's heros, on this coming Sunday, 9/8/19, 7:30 pm, at the Orange County Fair Ground amphitheater. Come and share the pride of more than 3,000 invited current and retired armed forces heros. Ms. Lee will be one of the performers in that concert.

The first vocal music assignment, visit this website and take a student information survey, is due on Sunday, 9/8/19.

9/4/19

If you are reading this page, your child has probably signed up for vocal music class. His/her first assignment is to visit this website, check all the pages, and fill out a student survey, Student Information Form. Once it is submitted, he/she will earn 10% of the overall music grade! Thank you for being here.

9/2/19

Happy Labor Day! Ms. Lee is in Toronto, Canada, visiting her son and enjoying everything Canada has to offer!

8/30/19

The first full week of school has come to an end. Does your child have a music folder/binder to hold all the future music sheets?

The IPSF will host a 10th annual Gala for the purpose of fundraising on Sunday, 10/5/19, at Kia Motors. Our students have an opportunity to perform during the big party. Please click here to check for the requirements and schedule.

8/28/19

"Parent Information Night" is scheduled for this evening, 6:30-7:30 pm, at College Park. It is an optional meeting for parents who have questions about the school music program.

8/22/19

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! See you very soon.

8/20/19

With salutes to our nation's heros, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and the Pacific Chorale put together a concert at Pacific Amphitheatre at Orange County Fairground, on Sunday, 9/8/19, at 7:00 pm. Ms. Lee will be singing in the Pacific Chorale. The program will feature Country music icon, Lee Greenwood, the composer of "God Bless the USA."

8/12/19

Is your child ready for the new school year? Check the events that are scheduled for the vocal music class.

8/11/19

Ms. Lee performs with Pacific Chorale in this year's Choral Festival at Segerstrom Concert Hall this afternoon. This free concert includes Gabriel Fauré's "Organ Prelude and Fugue" solo and his "Requiem." Here is a sample of one of the movements: "Pie Jesu", sung by a soprano solo.

8/10/19

Click here to see Ms. Lee's rehearsal photos at Segerstrom.

8/9/19

Ms. Lee will perform with Pacific Chorale in the Choral Festival on this coming Sunday. It is a free concert that included 362 community singers as well. Click here for the details of the concert.

7/21/19

Lotusland in Montecito is always stunningly beautiful! Visit this garden will bring out the love of nature in you! Check out Ms. Lee's photos.

7/4/19

Happy birthday, America!

6/17/19

Paris is always magical!

6/14/19

It is a beautiful day in Edinburgh, Scotland.

6/9//19

Ms. Lee has landed in London, England. Follow her on the Photo Gallery!

 

Please email all your comments and questions to: kaii@kafm.net.

 

 

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