Monday, September 18, 2017

Week of 9/18/17

Congratulations on a great concert! This week will be concert wrap-up, jumping back into groups, and getting in gear for All-State prep. Please see Dr. Woolf's blog for full details.

Here's the plan for my groups this week!

VC Badgers and Caribou: We will review key signatures a bit, and then you will have an opportunity to re-take the quiz if you would like to do so.

VC Alpacas and VC4: We will be applying key signatures in our sight-singing practice.

RC3: You will be practicing your recital repertoire.

RC4 Lucy: Interval quiz! It's happening this week, so study up!

RC4 Ethel: Intro to triads. Do you know about quality, inversion, and function?

CC Felix: Function of triads! Why do we use Roman Numerals?

CC Oscar & Phoenix: Triads quiz!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Week of 8/28/17

Happy Monday! This week's schedule is a little different, so please check Dr. Woolf's blog for details.

Here's the plan for groups:

VC: How do you find 1 for sight singing examples? We will have a brief intro to key signatures on the first day of groups. On the second, we will do a fun activity to pull together the things we've been learning about pitch and rhythm.

RC3: By this week, your repertoire should be settled. We'll talk about practice strategies and have a graded progress check.

RC4: Interval review! You'll only have one group rotation this week, so come prepared to move fast.

CC: Intro/review of triads.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Week of 8/21

Happy Eclipse Day! Be safe as you enjoy this natural phenomenon!

Here's the plan for groups this week:

VC: We will be reviewing the basics of pitch and rhythm.

RC3: We will have your graded triad and starting pitch exercise, then begin choosing repertoire.

RC4: We will have a quick review of key signatures and intervals.

CC: We will continue to wrap up our review of intervals.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Week of 8/14/17

Congrats on your first concert! And now...groups start. Here's the plan:

VC Theory: No groups yet. You will have a unit on the Star-Spangled Banner first, then groups next week.

RC3 Piano: We will spend a week brushing up on playing triads and starting pitch. That also means a little sight-singing practice, so get ready!

RC4, Chamber, and Phoenix Theory: Quick review for everyone on key signatures and intervals. If you need extra practice on either topic, please visit

Monday, July 31, 2017


Welcome!!! Please visit Dr. Woolf's blog for vocal information for the first two weeks of school.

Thursday, May 18, 2017


If you wanted more information on Native American music, here is the link to Sloan's presentation that we were unable to see due to technical difficulties:

Monday, May 15, 2017

Week of 5/15/17

Last full week of school!!! And it is a very full week. Please see Dr. Woolf's blog for a detailed schedule of who is doing what when. Here's the plan for my groups:

VC: Wednesday and Friday will be your theory review days for your final exam.

RC3: Piano finals Monday-Wednesday. My group of class project performers will perform on Wednesday.

RC4: Senior piano finals on Monday, Junior piano finals on Thursday.

CC Seniors: Mock placement test on Monday, research presentations on Wednesday.