In order to be successful at this standard what do students need to know?
Familiarity with the basic time periods of Western classical music, and composers of those eras
- 20th Century
- How do the above genres correlate to time periods in Western history?
- General historical periods
- What was happening historically during that time?
- What were important world/regional events were taking place during that time?
- What music were people listening to/singing/performing?
- Who was performing this music?
- Where and why were they performing it?
- What instruments were used (if any)?
familiarity with music of other cultures
- Understand the notion that "good music" is subjective, according to a culture.
- How do different cultures compose music?
- What kinds of different roles does music play in various cultures?
Familiarity with the basic broad categories of music
- Art music
- Popular music
- Folk music
- Sacred vs. secular music
Familiarity with some of the main genres of popular music in today’s American culture
- Ability to recognize aspects of Multicultural music
- Determining cultural
influence(s) of a piece of music, as well as how a piece of music can influence culture
What kind of activities should students be able to do to complete this standard?
How will you teach it?
Include songs in the daily rehearsal repertoire from different eras, genres, styles, and cultures
students research the background information (historical and cultural
context) of the pieces being played using the "Score Study Worksheet"
“Score Study Worksheet"
What was going on in the composer’s life when he/she wrote the piece?
Who did he write it for?
What other pieces were being written by this composer at or about the same time?
- Who were the composers' contemporaries?
- Background of work:
When and why was it written
Meaning and importance of title
Compositional techniques used
Relationship to other works by composer
Relationship to similar works by other composers
- Listening to recordings of multicultural music & recordings of period music
- Understand differences/similarities with Western music
- Familiarity with the five elements of music:
- Observe live performances (or video) of authentic historical/multicultural performances
- Compare and contrast with typical Western band music and/or popular music (use the five elements)
- Projects (Deeper Learning)
- Study composers of different eras and styles
- Study different styles and genres of non-classical music: music from other cultures, other time periods, etc.
- Study how these different styles interacted with culture and society in their time, and if applicable, what influence they have on today's society
- Form a historical/multicultural ensemble and give a recital in the style/time period of the group.
- The group can perform using authentic elements of the group
- Authentic wardrobe/costumes
- Authentic instruments
- Original language
- Research the origins of one culture or nation's music.
- Research (compare and contrast) current trends in pop music between the US and another country.
- Marching band program
- Students involved can observe the social and cultural impact that an ongoing program has on:
- The students' school
- The band itself
- The community
- The local school band community
- Have students conduct an
interview with a person of another culture that performs
music authentic to their culture.
- Students will
then make a presentation that explains the significance of this music to everyday life in that culture.