General Music & Chorus

  

Welcome to Music!

Mrs. Rachel Aupperle is a native to central Illinois: she grew up in Fairbury.  Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign in Vocal Music Education.  Starting her career, she taught Kindergarten through 12th grade vocal and general music for four years in the Roanoke-Benson School District.  While there, she also directed musicals, produced madrigal dinners and was a high school cheerleading coach.


Mrs. Aupperle earned her Master's Degree in Music Education from Illinois State University.  She has been at Fisher Grade School for the past 9 years teaching vocal and general music to students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.  She has earned all three levels of Orff- Schulwerk Certification, which is music and movement pedagogy.

Mrs. Aupperle has presented at Illinois Music Educators conferences,  and festivals, as well as at Illinois State Orff Levels Courses. Over the past six years, she has taught Orff Schulwerk movement certification courses at the Illinois State University, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and Texas A & M - Kingsville.

 

Currently Mrs. Aupperle serves as a General Elementary Music President for the Illinois Music Education Association  She helps facilitate professional development at the state level.  She is also the current President for the Heart of Illinois American Orff-Schuwerk chapter.  This organization, run by local teachers, provides professional development for teachers through the process of Orff-Schulwerk.

Mrs. Aupperle and husband Matt, have one child, Kane who is currently in third grade.  She spends much of her free time enjoying the performing side of the arts through community theatre, church choir and dancing.

 

 

  

 

Announcements:

 

Important Dates for 2017 – 2018

 

 

First Semester

Oct. 09........................................................................ All District Auditions

Oct. 24 .................................................................................... Fall Concert*

Nov. 21.................................................................... All District Festival           

Dec. 05....................................................................... K- 4 Holiday Program

Dec. 07................................................. 5-8 Band / Chorus Winter Concert*    

 

 

 

 

 

Second Semester

Mid March or Early April.................................................. Solo & Ensemble

April 28....................................................... IESA Organizational*(JH only)

May 03.............................................................. 5-8 Band / Chorus Concert*

May 10................................................................................... Pops Concert*

 

                                                                   * Required Events

 

Junior High C horus Syllabus


Beginning Chorus Sy llab us

 

 

LIKE us on FACEBOOK

 

2016 Illinois Music Education Conference

 

 

Grandfather Twilight

4th grade - O Christmas Tree

Boomwhacker "Caroling"

 

National Anthem - Fisher Grade School 2015

 

 

Beginning Chorus - Fall Concert

Veteran's Day Performance

           

            

 

Dance of the Six Skeletons - Written by Jack Prelutsky  

Performed by 6C 

 

 

Slip Jigs and Reels

 

 

 

 

The Benefits of Arts Education

 

 

 

 

 

The Flying Witch - 6B

 

Whitney Houston - Star Spangled Banner

 

Why You Stand for the National Anthem

 


Great Music Websites

1st Grade Rhythm Game

 

1st Grade Music Games

 

Interactive Flag Website

 

2nd Grade

Chinese Instruments
 

Star Spangled Banner

 

Basic Tempo Markings

 

Instruments of the Orchestra
 
Learn your Notes:  
 
http://www.makingmusicfun.net/flash/eekshark.htm  
 
http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/music/namethatnote.htm  
 
http://www.classicsforkids.com/games/notename/notename.html  
 
Shades of Blue Track 
 
Rockin Rhythm Game 
  
Counting Music 
 
Virtual Keyboard 
 
Check it out! 
http://www.balldroppings.com/js/  

 

http://touchpianist.com/ 


http://seaquence.org/  
 
Create your own music  
http://inudge.net  
 
 5th Grade Block - Typing 
https://www.nitrotype.com/

http://www.typingmaster.com/games/typing-games.asp  
http://www.gamequarium.com/keyboarding.htm  
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/  
http://freeonlinetypinggames.com/  

Favorite Music Sites   
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra 

 

Creating Music 

New York Philharmonic 
 
Dallas Symphony Orchestra 
 
San Fransisco Orchestra 

BBC 


 
Classics for Kids 

Arts Alive 
 
Music Theory
 
Peter and the Wolf 

 

 

Songs to Sing in the Car