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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
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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