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Welcome to the Vocal Music Classes 2018! Ms. Lee had created this page for you, all the vocal students in 4th, 5th and 6th grades at Brywood, Canyon View, College Park, Culverdale, and Eastwood Elementary Schools. You 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, study guides, audition application deadlines, and other important information can be found here. Please feel free to browse through all the other pages.

 

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2/15/19

Today is the due date of your Solo Singing Test. Thank you for all those who sent in the test song recording early. Ms. Lee has about 100 recordings to go through, but will get to yours soon. Thank you for following through with the exercise.

 

 

2/15/19

 

 

2/14/19

Happy Valentine's Day!

Our Music Theory Tests are done. Pleasehave a conversation with your parents and get a parent signature for the test. If you wish to retake, we have a "Seven-Day-Open-Book-Take-Home" test waiting for you.

2/19/19-2/21/19
2/12/19

Our second trimester report card windows are opened. Have you turned in all your Practice Records yet?

Culverdale and Canyon View have a Music Theory Test today. Please bring your favorite pencil to class. Even though Ms. Lee will be at a PLC meeting all day, her sub will administer the tests. Click here for a study guide.

Honor Chorus has a second rehearsal this evening at 6:30 pm. Be early and be prepared.

 

 

2/12/19-2/14/19

 

 

2/9/19

We have a Music Theory Test next week in all schools. Click here for a study guide.

Ms. Lee will be performing with Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Chorale in a Chinese New Year Concert at Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa on Saturday, 2/19/19, at 8:00 pm. Click here for more information. There will also be a children's version of the concert during the day on Saturday, 2/9/19.

2/12/19-2/14/19

 

 

2/6/19 We have finished our Group Singing Tests at all schools. If you have missed school this week or would like to retake your test, please see Ms. Lee for your Group Singing Test ASAP. 2/4/19-2/6/19
2/5/19

Happy Chinese New Year to everyone!

This evening is the first scheduled Honor Chorus rehearsal. Be sure to show up on time. See you at Eastwood before 6:15 pm.

 
2/4/19

This is our Group Singing Test week. Click here to practice your Group Singing Test song at home or anywhere you like. Be prepared!

Ms. Lee will be performing with Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Chorale in a Chinese New Year Concert at Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa on Saturday, 2/19/19, at 8:00 pm. Click here for more information. There will also be a children's version of the concert during the day on Saturday, 2/9/19.

2/4/19-2/6/19

 

2/9/19

2/1/19

Happy February! It is time for the collection of January Practice Records. Are you ready? Be prepared for the February Ear Training in class too!

Our next event in class will be the Group Singing Test scheduled for this coming week. Click here to see your school's schedule for all tests.

2/1/19-2/5/19

 

2/4/29-2/15/19

1/26/19 There were about 150 5th and 6th grade singers came to the Elementary School Honor Chorus audition today. We have had some fabulous singers amongst our students! Ten more singers will audition on Tuesday, 1/29/19. The audition result will be ready by late next week.  
1/25/19 Tomorrow is the Honor Chorus audition day. Good luck!  
1/21/19

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Be sure to check your Honor Chorus audition time for this coming Saturday. If you need more practice, see Ms. Lee ASAP. Good luck!

1/26/19
1/15/19 Are you still thinking about the IUSD Honor Chorus 2019 audition? The registration for that audition is due this Friday, 1/18/19. Click here to the registration page. If you needed more help than what we do in class, please see Ms. Lee before school and/or during lunch time. 1/18/19
1/14/19 If you were absent on last week's music days, please Ms. Lee for a make-up Ear Training and/or Rhythm Composition #2. Each of these exercises is 10% of your overall music grades. Just do it! 1/14/19-1/16/19
1/7/19 Welcome back to school! It is our January Ear Training Week. To learn new songs, be sure to bring your music folder to class and a working pencil for the Ear Training. 1/7/19-1/9/19
1/1/19 Let's welcome 2019 with a great attitude and an excellent learning readiness. See you next week.  
12/31/18

Happy New Year, my friends!

 
12/25/18

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate Christmas!

 
12/22/18

Ms. Lee will perform with Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony Orchestra in the "'Tis The Season" Concerts in Segerstrom Concert Hall on Saturday, 12/22/18, 5:00 pm, and Sunday, 12/23/18, 3:00 pm.

The Southern California Children's Chorus will be part of the "'Tis The Season" performance. Eight of the SCCC singers are former students from Ms. Lee's schools. Two of them are going to perform in Carnegie Hall in this coming February! Hooray!

12/22/18-12/23/18

 

 

 

12/21/18

Happy Winter Solstice! Enjoy a wonderful Winter Break and see you in January!

Ms. Lee will perform with Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony Orchestra in the "'Tis The Season" Concerts in Segerstrom Concert Hall on Saturday, 12/22/18, 5:00 pm, and Sunday, 12/23/18, 3:00 pm. Call the Chorale office, 714.662.2345, directly and mention Ms. Lee's name to receive a 20% discount on every ticket.

 

12/22/18-12/23/18

12/19/18

The IUSD Solo & Ensemble Festival 2019 is here. Check out all the specific detail related to this fabulous event here and register now!

Ms. Lee will perform with Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony Orchestra in the "'Tis The Season" Concerts in Segerstrom Concert Hall on Saturday, 12/22/18, 5:00 pm, and Sunday, 12/23/18, 3:00 pm. Call the Chorale office, 714.662.2345, directly and mention Ms. Lee's name to receive a 20% discount on every ticket.

2/15/19

 

 

12/22/18-12/23/18

12/16/18

Wow! Canyon View and College Park volunteered singers, you were fantastic at the Segerstrom outdoor concert this afternoon! Ms. Lee wishes that everyone could have been there to watch you sing. With very little time, you have prepared 14 songs for this performance! Bravo! Let's do that again!

Ms. Lee will perform with Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony Orchestra in the "'Tis The Season" Concerts in Segerstrom Concert Hall on Saturday, 12/22/18, 5:00 pm, and Sunday, 12/23/18, 3:00 pm. Call the Chorale office, 714.662.2345, directly and mention Ms. Lee's name to receive a 20% discount on every ticket.

 

 

12/22/18-12/23/18

12/14/18

The one and only group from IUSD, students of Canyon View and College Park, will be performing in the "Holidays Around the World" program at Segerstrom concert hall plaza on this coming Sunday, 12/16/18, 2:30 pm. Please come and join us in the fun festivities. Our 30-minute program will include:

• Winter Wonderland
• White Christmas
• One Single Light
• O Tannenbaum
• Hanukkah, O Hanukkah
• Panis Angelicus
• Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
• Ave Maria
• Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
• Chanukah (Sevivon)
• No Greater Gift
• Stille Nacht
• Jingle Bell Rock
• Where Can We Find Peace?

Ms. Lee will perform with Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony Orchestra in the ""Tis The Season" Concerts in Segerstrom Concert Hall on Saturday, 12/22/18, 5:00 pm, and Sunday, 12/23/18, 3:00 pm. Call the Chorale office, 714.662.2345, directly and mention Ms. Lee's name to receive a 20% discount on every ticket.

 

 

 

12/16/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/22/18-12/23/18

12/13/18 Ms. Lee received a $1000 grant from the Japanese Business Association of Southern California. This money is to be used to bring support in Japanese music learning and introducing Japanese culture to our students.  
12/12/18

All five school concerts that were produced and directed by Ms. Lee are done!

Canyon View had a fantastic performance last night. Each singer had a great smile on their faces as they continued to sing. What a photo moment! Thank you, Parents, for supporting our vocal music program. Good job, everyone! We will have more concerts in March!

 
12/11/18

Estwood just had its second annual Winter Vocal Music Concert this evening. Singers were prepared and sang beautifully in front of a group of supportive parents. Charlie, from College Park, and MacKenzie, from Brywood, came to join Eastwood concert. Thank you for taking care of business.

Canyon View is next. See you tomorrow evening at your call time, 5:45 pm . Good luck!

 

 

12/11/18

12/9/18

Wow! College Park singers presented a beautiful concert with gorgious singing voices throughout the evening on Friday night. Our principal, Ms. Gwyn, commented on how sweet and harmonious the singers' voices after the concert. Well done!

Eastwood is next. See you tomorrow evening at your call time, 5:45 pm . Good luck!

Be sure to bring your music folder in this coming week as the new concert music for the second trimester will be handed out.

 

12/10/18

12/7/18

According to our principal, Mr. Burke, Culverdale had a "most-attended" concert last night. The MPR was packed to limited standing room only! Thank you for coming to sing and supporting the vocal music program in Culverdale. Singers did an excellent job!

College Park is next. See you this evening at your call time, 5:45 pm . Good luck!

 

 

12/7/18

12/6/18

What a fantastic concert Brywood singers had last night, with beautiful singing voices and supportive parents! Fantastic! Brywood had set the standards very high for everyone else to follow! Congratulations!

Culverdale is next. See you this evening at 5:45 pm at your call time. Good luck!

 

 

12/6/18

12/5/18

Brywood Vocal Music Concert is scheduled for this evening at 6:00 pm in the Brywood MPR. Our call time is 5:45 pm. Even if you know all your songs, you may still want to bring your music folder. Students may wear any color and/or style of school-appropriate clothing for the concert. Sing out!

12/5/18

12/4/18

Canyon View and College Park classes will learn the foreign language songsthis week for the Segerstrom Plaza performance, "Holidays Around the World", on Sunday, 12/16/18, 2:00 pm. Go to Google Classroom, "Community Performance Songs", to practice with the piano tracks.

If you want to join us and sing, please check the one and only Google Classroom named "Community Performance Songs." You need to email Ms. Lee to get a class code to join "Community Performance Songs" for the lyrics and music tracks. Then start singing!

12/16/18
12/3/18 Have your pencils ready for the December Ear Training this week. Do you have a signed November Practice Record? 12/3/18-12/5/18
12/2/18

Wow! Our Canon View and College Park volunteer singers sounded fantastic in this afternoon's performance at the Irvine City Hall Plaza. We sang seven songs and everyone had a great time! Our next performance is scheduled for Sunday, 12/16/18, 2:30 pm, at the Segerstrom Plaza. Please come and join us!

This coming week is our December Ear Training week. Bring a pencil to class and listen carefully to the rhythmic patterns. Good luck!

Brywood has our very first scheduled December concert on this coming Wednesday, 12/5/18. If you are not able to make your own school concert, please try to go to another school to sing for your own concert credits and gain some performance experience and skills.

 

12/2/18-- 12/16/18

 

12/3/18-12/5/18

 

 

12/5/18

11/30/18 Canyon View and College Park students are invited to perform some holidays music outside of IUSD. Please come and join the festivity at the Irvine City Hall on Sunday, 12/2/18, at 3:30 pm, and the Segerstrom Plaza in Costa Mesa on Sunday, 12/16/18.
If you want to join us and sing, please check the one and only Google Classroom named "Community Performance Songs." You need to email Ms. Lee to get a class code to join "Community Performance Songs" for the lyrics and music tracks. Then start singing!

 

12/2/18-- 12/16/18

11/25/18 As promised, our IUSD Honor Chorus 2019 audition request form and information are ready for all 5th and 6th graders. Please check them out here.

 

1/18/19

11/22/18

Happy Thanksgiving!

 
11/21/18

Thank you for your patience while Ms. Lee's computer was down for its retirement! Today is a good day to get back on track, now that Ms. Lee got her new MacBook! Halleluia!

 
10/29/18

Happy Monday! We have one more Ear Training and October Practice Record due this week before your final

music grades for the first trimester can be calculated. It is a good time to check your work now and do any make-up work.

 

11/1/18-11/5/18

10/25/18

All Music Theory Tests are finished as of today. If you missed school on the test day, be sure to see Ms. Lee for a make-up. This test is 20% of your overall music grade.

Do you remember that tomorrow is the due date of the Solo Singing Test? Click here for a step-by-step guide.

Looking for things to do this weekend? Ms. Lee will be performing with Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony Orchestra in an all Leanord Bernstein concert, at Segerstrom Music Concert Hall, 10/25/18-10/27/18, 8:00 pm. There will be an outdoor event after the Friday's performance on the Plaza. Enjoy!

 

10/26/18

 

10/25/18-10/27/18

10/22/18

This is our Music Theory Test week. Prepare for this test can be easy. Just check on the Study Guide to see if you can recognize all musical items and learn the note/rest value in your book, "Singing Basics", page 7.

10/22/18-10/24/18
10/17/18

The Group Singing Tests are finished at each and everyone of Ms. Lee's five schools. If you missed school and did not take that test, please see Ms. Lee for a make-up ASAP.

Our Music Theory Written Tests are scheduled for next week. Click here for a Study Guide. Good luck!

 

 

10/22/18-10/24/18

10/15/18

This is the Group Singing Test week. Brywood and Eastwood have had their tests today and if you missed school today, be sure to see Ms. Lee for a make-up.

Our Music Theory Written Tests are scheduled for next week. Click here for a Study Guide. Good luck!

 

10/22/18-10/24/18

10/12/18

Happy Friday! Ms. Lee would like to share this YouTube video regarding music memorization in connection to the human mind with you. Be sure to watch the ending of this video. Enjoy!

Ms. Lee will perform with Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Chorale from 10/25/18 through 10/27/18 at Segerstrom Concert Hall, in an all-Bernstein program. Please come and enjoy some finest works that Leonad Bernstein had composed.

 

10/25/18-10/27/18

10/8/18

If you have missed the October Ear Training, please see Ms. Lee for a make-up, otherwise, there will be a blank spot on the parent portal for your score.

 
10/5/18

A big "Thank You" went to those students who turned in their September Practice Record on time. If you are looking for the October Practice Record, check the "Forms" page.

Monday, 10/8/18, is a Staff Development Day and a students-free day. It is a perfect day to practice your Group Singing Test song and Solo Singing Test song. Have fun!

10/1/18-10/5/18

 

10/15/18-10/26/18

10/1/18

It is the October Ear Training week at all schools. Be prepared and bring your finished September Practice Record.

10/1/18-10/5/18

9/26/18

If you need help in learning music, Ms. Lee is available before school to provide extra support. Be sure to talk to Ms. Lee for that extra time and personal assistance. Click here for her school schedule.

October Ear Training will start on Monday, 10/1/18, at all schools.

 

 

10/1/18-10/3/18

9/24/18

The end of September is near. Have you sumbitted the "Student Information"? It was due on Sunday, 9/9/18.

Do you have a September Practice Record? It is due early next week.

9/9/18

10/1/18-10/3/18

9/19/18

All classes have finished Rhythm Composition #1 in class. If you missed school last week, please see Ms. Lee for a make-up work. The Rhythm Composition is 10% of your overall music grade.

 
9/17/18

Do you have a music folder/binder for all the music storage? Always bring a working pencil to your music class.

If you need help in learning music, Ms. Lee is available before school to provide extra support. Be sure to talk to Ms. Lee for that extra time and personal assistance. Click here for her school schedule.

 
9/13/18

All students have the opportunity to work on Rhythm Composition #1 in class. If you missed school this week, please see Ms. Lee for a make-up work. The Rhythm Composition is 10% of your overall music grade.

9/10/18-9/12/18
9/10/18

Have you sumbitted the "Student Information"? It was due yesterday. About 200 vocal music students have done so already. Thank you for taking care of business!

Do you have a music folder/binder for all the music storage? Always bring a working pencil to your music class.

9/9/18

 

 

9/7/18

If you have just switched to Vocal Music class, make sure that you have a music folder/binder for all the music storage. Have you sumbitted the "Student Information"? More than 200 vocal music students have done so and earned 10% of their music grades already!

9/9/18
9/4/18

This is our September Ear Training week. Ms. Lee will provide papers and students need to have a working pencil for this activity. Do you have a music folder/binder for all the music storage? Have you sumbitted the "Student Information"? About 100 vocal music students have done so already. Thank you!

9/3/18-9/5/18

9/9/18

9/1/18

Welcome to September! Enjoy a fabulous long weekend (while Ms. Lee labors away for songs)!

 
8/31/18

The first full week of school has come to an end. Are you ready for the Vocal Music Class? Do you have a music folder/binder for all the music storage? Have you sumbitted the "Student Information"?

9/9/18
8/29/18

The "Parent Information Night" is scheduled for this evening at Eastwood Elementary School, at 6:30 pm.

8/29/18
8/27/18

Brywood and Eastwood had the first music lessons today. Ms. Lee welcomes all singers to join her in the Vocal Music classes.

 
8/24/18

Canyon View and College Park had the first music lessons today. Ms. Lee welcomes all singers to join her in the Vocal Music classes.

 
8/23/18

Happy school year 2018-2019! See you very soon, musicians!

 
8/22/18

Check out these articles about the benefits of music education: Benefits of Music Education, Playing Piano, and Music for Adults.

Have you ever played a BIG piano?

 
8/20/18

Welcome to Ms. Lee's Vocal Music classes! Please find all the forms that you may need in the coming school year here.

Google Classrooms will be set up soon. Please check back for them. Be sure to have your NEW student Google Password ready!

 
8/16/18

Shanghai is a very big city that has ancient and modern elements everywhere.

 
8/14/18

Currently, it is the typhoon season in Shanghai. Ms. Lee's friends said the weather was excetionally good for a couple of days and Ms. Lee would be going to Suzhou today.

 
8/11/18

The second city where Ms. Lee travels to in China is called Quilin, in the GuonXi Province. There is a very old phrase taken from a Chinese poem that describes "Quilin is the most beautiful place on Earth."

 
8/6/18

The Great Wall of China and Ms. Lee can be found here.

 
7/27/18

Ms. Lee visited Melbourne, Australia. Click here to see her photos from the Great Ocean Road trip in the southern part of Australia.

 
7/21/18

The WorldStrides Company that operates the High School Honor Performance Series program hosts a concert at the Sydney Opera House.

The High School Honor Choir, String Orchestra, and Band perform as a complete ensemble at the Sydney Opera House today. Click here to see the Concert Day photos.

 
7/18/18

The WorldStrides Company that operates the High School Honor Performance Series program had invited Ms. Lee to be one of their chaperones to travel to Sydney this summer. Ms. Lee has landed in Sydney, Australia, and would be leading a group of band students to and from rehearsals and performance in Sydney. Click here to see the Sydney photos.

 
7/9/18

Ms. Lee is back from Alaska, click here to see Ms. Lee's Alaska photos.

 
7/4/18

Happy Birthday, America!

Ms. Lee has been a part of the "Star-Spangled Banner Music" organization since 2014. Click here to see Ms. Lee's "Everyday is The Star-Spangled Banner Day!" project.

 
7/3/18

Greetings from Alaska! Ms. Lee has made it to the Kalgin Island, off the city of Kenai, Alaska, in the middle of Cook's Inlet, Alaska. Click here to see Ms. Lee's summer photos.

 
6/8/18

Happy summer and see you in August!

Click here to see Ms. Lee's summer photos.

 


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