A choir in every school

Planning, designing and managing a school choir

    School sections
    • Lower secondary school
    Educational subjects
    • Choir
    • Music, Rhythm and movement
    • Aural skills (Ear training)
    • Vocalism
    • Music and…

A choir in every school

Why do we need a choir in every school? The school choir is the public face of an institution, is the chance to show in a natural and immediate way each one’s potentials including their emotional and relational world. A small world where civil cohabitation rules, respect of the other and of each one’s pace become necessary and essential starting points to initiate an all-round educational-formative music path, an occasion to express one’s own emotions, potentials and musicality. The chants proposed differ by genre, style and culture and are often integrated by body language. The youths involved belong to the three classes of lower secondary school.

Work tools

There is no special technical equipment requirement apart from a keyboard or a piano

Educational purposes

The skills, goals and training objectives selected by the teacher for this experience are shown below.

    • Sound perception
    • Interpretation
    • Analysis
    • Comprehension
    • Execution
    • Improvisation
    • Composition
    Reading and Writing
    • Use of conventional analogic music notation
    Lower secondary school
    • Understands and evaluates events, materials, and musical works recognising their meanings, also in relation to his/her own musical experience and the different historical/sociological context.
    • Actively participating in music experiences through the execution and the interpretation of vocal and instrumental music pieces belonging to different genres and cultures.
    • Capacity to conceive and create music and multimedia messages, also though improvisation or collective elaboration processes, using also IT tools, in critical confrontation with models belonging to the musical heritage
    Reading and Writing
    • Integrating one’s own music experience with other knowledge and practices using appropriate codes and codification systems
Educational targets

The student:


  • Distinguishes various sound parameters and melodic profiles, establishing their relationship, within the passage proposed
  • Recognises the function of a piece, its formal and musical characteristics in order to improve his/her performance, also involving movement
  • Searches data, compares the structure and formal aspects of the piece of music
  • Compares different styles and genres from both a historical and a vocal point of view. Explores and searches for the right vocality, suitable for the piece to be performed
  • Reproduces pieces of different genres and styles, either by decoding music notation or by mnemonic learning
  • He/she knows how to organise himself/herself in the temporal and physical space both during the rehearsals and during the group performances
  • improvises gestures, sounds or body percussion on tracks given, respecting the rules shared by the group
  • elaborates sound effects and rhythmic accompaniment with instruments and movement


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