After school choir repertoire help
Date: January 10, 2013
I am going to be teaching an after school choir for the next 7-8 weeks, and I need some more ideas for songs. The students are in high school, but have little to no music experience for the most part. I don't know yet what the numbers/gender make up of the group will be yet, and it is likely to change over time. I tried looking through the databases here on choralnet, but I couldn't find music that was easy enough to teach by rote and suitable for teens who have lived a lot of life.
The school I will be working at is an alternative school housing two programs - Early College HS (for highly motivated students to get both their diploma and Associates) and the Teen Parent Program. Some students may have piano or guitar experience (though they might not read music), and if they have been in the school district since elementary school they would have had general music and might have sung in choir in elementary or middle school.
Any suggestions for songs that are easy enough you don't have to read music, but difficult (or difficult sounding) enough I won't insult their intelligence?
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