The MOST IMPORTANT goals of this project:
During the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 2 in Music class we will have a quiz over the music & composers from the ASO Composer project. Third graders who have Music on Friday, Dec. 2 (Latimore/Lockwood & English/Lockwood) will have their quiz on either Monday or Wednesday.
- Complete the ASO Composer Project sheet (front and back + timeline)
- Identify at least 4 of the 6 composers/pieces by listening and tell a fact about each composer (including era, nationality, etc)
- Tell 2 more facts about your chosen composer
How should the students prepare for the quiz? Listen to a couple minutes of each piece and try to associate the piece with the composer and their nationality/era/facts. The listening examples will be from obvious places in the music (beginnings, major themes). I will not try to be tricky. We have worked on this in class, and the students seem to be able to tell which pieces are which.
Students who complete #1, 2, & 3 on the quiz will be finished with the ASO Composer Project. No further presentation/project will be necessary.
Students who haven't finished the ASO Composer project sheet by their class day (Nov. 28-Dec 2), or who cannot successfully complete the quiz can complete a poster, diorama, video, dance, song, book, comic by the orignial deadline. The ASO Composer Project Sheet and project must be complete by the deadline. No exceptions.
Students who pass the quiz AND complete a project (or who have already completed the project) will receive extra credit. If they are up to date with their daily grade they will earn a 100 on their report card for Music for Second Quarter.
Left: Rossini's Finale from William Tell was popularly used for The Lone Ranger's theme song
Right: The Star Wars Main theme by John Williams has four different themes or "leitmotifs" that represent different characters.