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Monday, December 1, 2008

In class:

You will hear your trombone pieces performed. Then, in groups, you will choose a brass instrument that was not discussed in class to research. You will present your research to the class on Friday, December 5. You must include either an audio clip or a visual element [poster, photo, example of a part for the instrument] with your presentation.

Homework:

Work on your research project.

 

Monday, November 24, 2008

In class:

We will finish going over the notes on the brass section. Then you will compose a 20 measure piece for tenor trombone which is due by the end of the period.

Homework: None

 

Friday, November 21, 2008

In class:

We will continue to discuss the brass section.

Homework:

None!

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

In class:

You will have the period to work on the last details of your Oedipus Rex projects.

Homework:

Work on your projects and portfolios! Due Friday, November 21.

 

Monday, November 17, 2008

In class:

We will begin to discuss the brass section.

Homework:

Continue working on your portfolios and the Oedipus Rex project.

 

Friday, November 14, 2008

In class:

You will hear your 'cello pieces performed!

Homework:

None.

 

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

In class:

You will create a twenty measure piece for violoncello to be turned in at the end of class.

Homework:

None! Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, November 10, 2008

In class:

You will review writing for bowed strings and continue working on the Oedipus Rex project. You will also work on a five-paragraph reflective essay to accompany the Oedipus Rex project which outlines your personal process and contribution to the assignment.

Homework:

Continue working on your compositions and the essay.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

In class:

Writing for Bowed Strings

Homework:

Study your notes and continue working on your compositions.

 

Monday, November 3, 2008

In class:

You will finish presenting your polyphonic pieces and continue working on the Oedipus Rex project.

Homework:

Continue working on your compositions!

 

Friday, October 31, 2008

In class:

You will be presenting your polyphonic compositions to the class!

Homework:

None! Have a great weekend and a safe, Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

In class:

Keep working on your compositions! Remember that the polyphonic piece is due this Friday, October 31, 2008, and you need to secure and prepare performers!

Homework:

Continue working on your compositions!

Monday, October 27, 2008

In class:

You will work on your polyphonic piece and Oedipus Rex project.

Homework:

Continue working on your compositions!

 

Friday, October 24, 2008

In class:

You will work on your polyphonic piece and Oedipus Rex project.

Homework:

Continue working on your compositions!

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

In class:

You will finish presenting your notes on counterpoint to the class. You will then begin working on a polyphonic piece to be performed and turned in on October 31, 2008.

Homework:

Continue working on your compositions and artist's statement.

 

Monday, October 20, 2008

In class:

You will present your counterpoint topics to the class. You will work in your collaborative groups on the Oedipus Rex project.

Homework:

Continue working on the Oedipus Rex project. Create an updated Artist's Statement to be turned in October 24, 2008.

 

Friday, October 17, 2008

In class:

You will work in your collaborative groups on the Oedipus Rex project. You will also be assigned various topics in counterpoint to research and present to the class.

Homework:

None. Have a great weekend!

 

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

In class:

You will work in your collaborative groups on the Oedipus Rex project.

Homework:

Continue working on the Oedipus Rex project.

 

Monday, October 13, 2008

In class:

You will work in your collaborative groups on the Oedipus Rex project.

Homework:

Continue working on the Oedipus Rex project.

 

Friday, October 10, 2008

In class:

You will work in your collaborative groups on the Oedipus Rex project.

Homework:

None. Have a great weekend!

 

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

In class:

You will share your article with the class. You will then work in your collaborative groups on the Oedipus Rex project.

Homework:

Continue working on the Oedipus Rex project.

 

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

In class:

You will turn in the typed copy of your essay. You will then work in your collaborative groups on the Oedipus Rex project.

Homework:

Find an article discussing Ancient Greek music to bring in and share with the class.

 

Monday, October 6, 2008

In class:

If you haven't had your hymn performed yet, it will be done today. You will begin working on a five-paragraph reflective essay on your hymn writing project.

Homework:

You will create a typed copy of your essay, to be turned in Tuesday, October 7, 2008.

 

Friday, October 3, 2008

In class:

You will turn in your hymn and your examples of polyphonic and monophonic music. You will also have your hymn performed for the class.

Homework:

None. Have a great weekend!

 

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

In class:

Continue working on your hymn, and begin finding (a) performer(s) from your peers within the class. Rehearse your piece with them and continue working towards a class performance on Friday .

Homework:

Continue working on your hymn and practicing.

 

Monday, September 29, 2008

In class:

Continue working on the second draft of your hymn [include the lyrics and the harmonic analysis]. Create an eight measure example of monophonic music and an eight measure example of polyphonic music. Due Friday, October 3.

Homework:

Continue working on making copies of your hymn.

 

Friday, September 26, 2008

In class:

Work on the second draft of your hymn.

Homework:

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

In class:

Groups will continue presenting the information from the previous class, and you should be taking good notes on the presentations. You will also get your first drafts of your compositions back to begin working on any changes that need to be made.

Homework:

Continue working on the second draft of your composition. Don't forget to study and use your notes on voice-writing.

 

Monday, September 22, 2008

In class:

Work in groups to summarize the voice leading rules in the section that you were assigned to read. Create original musical examples demonstrating each rule, and present to the class.

Homework:

Read over your notes on voice-writing.

 

Friday, September 19, 2008

In class:

Listen to your hymn and make note of any changes you would like to make to your piece. You will turn in your drafts of your pieces to Ms. Sanchez for review. 

Homework:

None! Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

In class:

Continue working on your hymn projects, then share within your collaborative groups and make suggestions.

Homework:

Prepare a legible copy of your hymn to bring to class on Friday, September 19, 2008.

 

Monday, September 15, 2008

In class:

Begin working on your first draft of the hymn project.

Homework:

Complete typed second draft of artist's statement, and locate the public domain text [if not using an original] for your hymn. 

 

Friday, September 12, 2008

In class:

Complete and share your collaborative planning projects with the class.

Homework:

Create a typed second draft of your artist's statement which will be due Wednesday, September 17, 2008.

 

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

In class:

Share the first draft of your artist's statement. Then begin work on your collaborative planning project.

Homework:

Study "Moving Ahead."

 

Monday, September 8, 2008

In class:

Work on creating an artist's statement.

Homework:

Study "Moving Ahead" and complete artist's statement.

 

Friday, September 5, 2008

In class:

Quiz over notes from September 3, 2008

Homework:

None! Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

In class:

Composer Profile

Composer Personality Test

Homework:

Visit the IRCAM site and view the second film, "Images d'une œuvre n°2 : Pierre Jodlowski." The entire film and site is in French, but jot some brief notes on your impression of the film and what you think is going on. This will not be turned in, but will provide material for discussion on Friday, September 5, 2008.