Below are the Curwin Handsigns used for sight-reading/sight-singing music. All students need to memorize the signs for daily use in class.
The definitions of the signs are listed below and gives the original latin meanings/words that were attached to the sign centuries ago. This should help reaffirm the meaning of each sign and its name.
The music vocabulary link is a resource to study over the summer of common academic terms used in the vocal music classroom. Familiarizing yourself with the definitions and their meaning in relation to making music will help you be a better and more efficient member of the ensemble.
Scales and Intervals-these are used for ear training. Hearing and identifying these intervals will enable you to recognize leaps and jumps and scale patterns more quickly and efficiently. Juniors and Seniors auditioning for Colorado All-State Choir are required to know these items for the audition.
The TJHS Alma Mater is an important song that all students should know. It is your school song and will be sung at assemblies and graduation. Below is a link to the four-part short piece as well as the sheet music.