Teaching Music through Story: The Fantasia Project

Music & Story Workshop: Fantasia Project 
Allstate Conference 2014 !
Jake Sturtevant- Bonny Eagle High School 

Workshop Agenda:
Opening exercise: Listening & Describing
Music & Story connections: An philosophical foundation
Project Overview & Examples
Exercise: Developing a story
Questions & Wrap up

Project Links:
https://sites.google.com/site/behsmusic/homework/fantasiaproject (Band Project)

Useful Resources: 

Common Macro terminology: Exposition, Crisis= Tension, Climax, Resolution, Theme, Style, Tone, Symbol. 

  • Common Micro Terminology: Phrase, cadence, Lyrical, motif 

  • Other connection ideas: dialogue and counterpoint, characters and melodies/themes, Descriptive language and adjectives, others? 

Listening Exercise: 

Instruction: Listen to an instrumental piece of music with no programatic intentions or references, and develop a story based on those musical elements, keeping track as you work with the musical references and terminology to describe each part of the music in relation to the story.  

YouTube Video

Jake Sturtevant,
May 14, 2014, 5:52 AM
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May 15, 2014, 2:26 AM