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The Joy of Singing - Lesson Plans

The U.S. Army Field Band has compiled a series of lesson plans to accompany the educational video The Joy of Singing. Written by members of the Soldiers' Chorus who have teaching experience at all levels, from elementary to college, these lessons use the major concepts from the video as a departure point for exciting and informative activities to be used in a choral or private voice setting. Each lesson can be viewed in HTML or downloaded as a PDF for ease of printing. At the end of each lesson is a list of standards specific to the concepts addressed in that lesson. These standards are taken from the National Standards for Arts Education.*

It is the wish of The U.S. Army Field Band that educators in a variety of settings will find these lessons to be valuable tools in enhancing their curricula.

Individual Lesson Plans:

IntroductionBody AlignmentEfficient BreathingRelaxation and FocusWarming UpInterpretation and DictionHealthy Habits for SingersEducational ResourcesResources


*From National Standards for Arts Education. Copyright © 1994 by Music Educators National Conference (MENC). Used by permission. The complete National Arts Standards and additional materials relating to the Standards are available from MENC—The National Association for Music Education, 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA 20191.