ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

ALL CLASSES

 

Class agreement due on Monday, August 30, 2021.

CHORUS

  1. Please fill-out your SHIRT ORDER FORM

  2. Practice Rhythm Patterns 1

  3. Practice Pitch/Solfege Patterns 1

  4. Practice Melodies 1

GENERAL MUSIC

  1. Fill-out MUSIC INTEREST FORM

  2. Practice Rhythm Patterns 1

  3. Practice Pitch/Solfege Patterns 1

  4. Start compiling Listening List 1

FUNCTIONAL MUSICIANSHIP

  1. Begin Instrument History Research

  2. Practice Rhythm Patterns 1

  3. Practice Pitch/Solfege Patterns 1

  4. Practice Tuning Procedures

THEATER

  • Matilda - Vocal Coaching Sessions on Wednesday, September 8th and 15th from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Matilda - Acting Coaching Sessions on Wednesday, September 22nd and 29th from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Sessions are not required, but highly recommended for serious consideration for a part in this year's musical.

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”

– Confucius

“Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.”

– Robert G. Ingersoll

ABOUT MR. MURPHY

Mr. Murphy graduated from West Liberty University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts  in Music Education. While at West Liberty University, he was active in Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Men's Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Marching Band as a trombonist and pianist. In 2021, Mr. Murphy graduated from Northern State University with a Masters of Music Education.

Mr. Murphy has been the Choral Director and Music Teacher at Sherrard Middle School since February of 2016. While at Sherrard Middle School he has also taught class piano, guitar, and co-directed the theater program. From 2017-2020, Mr. Murphy sat on the Executive Board for the West Virginia Music Educators Association where he served as the President for the Society for General Music and the Public Relations Chair for the West Virginia All-State Children's Chorus. In 2019 he was a semi-finalist for the Grammy Music Educator's Award.

 

In addition to his work with the Marshall County School District, Mr. Murphy has also been the Music Director at Bellaire Christian Church since 2011 and maintains a small private voice and piano studio. When he is not working in the field of music, Mr. Murphy enjoys spending time with family, exploring the great outdoors, taking random drives, watching comedy  and action movies, and learning new things.

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LESSON PLANS

First Semester

Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6

Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Week 10, Week 11, Week 12

Week 13, Week 14, Week 15, Week 16, Week 17, Week 18

Second Semester

Week 19, Week 20, Week 21, Week 22, Week 23, Week 24

Week 25, Week 26, Week 27, Week 28, Week 29, Week 30

Week 31, Week 32, Week 33, Week 34, Week 35, Week 36

*Lesson plans will be uploaded on a weekly basis.

REHEARSAL PLANS

Fall Concert

Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

 

Spring Concert

Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

 

Advanced Chorus Additional Performances

Veteran's Day, Caroling Tour, Solo & Ensemble,

Recruitment