Dual Credit Music Appreciation

  • Music Appreciation Syllabus

    Fall 2019

     

    COURSE PREFIX: MHL 

    COURSE NUMBER: 1010 COURSE

    INSTRUCTOR: Jennifer Scrimpshire

    SCHOOL PHONE: 228-435-6105

    EMAIL: jennifer.scrimpshire@biloxischools.net

    COURSE: Music Appreciation

     

    TEXT:  

    MUSIC: AN APPRECIATION (10TH Brief Edition) AUTHOR: ROGER KAMIEN

     

    NATURE OF COURSE CONTENT:

    A non-technical study of music designed for the general student. Appreciation of musical art forms based upon definition, aural recognition, and analysis.

     

    COURSE GOAL:

    The students will have studied the basic elements of music, i.e. rhythm, harmony, melody, dynamics, and tonality/key. In addition, students will have gained knowledge of stylistic features that are found in the music of the major historical periods from Middle Ages to the 20th century. The knowledge of this material will be assessed by exams.

     

    COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    1. Introduce musical elements and forms
    2. Cultivate awareness of the different repertoires of composers and musical styles (both vocal and instrumental) within each period of music
    3. Stimulate growth in an understanding of music historically, and how it influences the creation and performances of music
    4. Compare and contrast a variety of musical forms and styles
    5. Provide both a written and verbal critique of various performances

     

    UNITS(S) COURSE OBJECTIVES: Unit I: Elements

    • The student will study the elements of music, i.e. – pitch, dynamics, tone color, rhythm, music notation, melody, harmony, key, musical texture, and musical forms;
    • The student will be able to name the individual elements, and apply them to the instrumental/vocal music when played in class or by student listening to their own CD(s);
    • The student will work on the different vocabulary of the terms presented in this unit;
    • The student will listen to music through the class or through their CD(s) and recognize the different features of music;
    • The student will become aware of the different instruments that are part of the orchestra or band (strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion);
    • The student will become aware of the different vocal parts (soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, tenor and bass);
    • The student will be able to identify musical textures – monophonic (chant), polyphonic (a round such as Row, Row, Your Boat), and homophonic (hymn: Amazing Grace);

     

    Unit II: Middle Ages (450-1450) and Renaissance (1450-1600)

    • The student will recognize and understand the different styles of

               music and characteristics of both Middle Ages and Renaissance;

    • The student will learn about the different composers of the Middle

              Ages and Renaissance;

    • The student will study Gregorian chants, church modes, organum

              (part writing), sacred music (mass and motets), and secular music

              (Renaissance madrigals and dances);

    • The student will listen to music in class and on their own CD(s) of

              the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

     

    Unit III: Baroque Period (1600-1750)

    • The student will understand the different characteristics and different styles of music during the Baroque period;
    • The student will identify the different composers and their music;
    • The student will have knowledge concerning: concerto grosso and ritornello, fugue, opera, ground bass, baroque sonata, baroque suite, church cantata, and oratorio.

     

    Unit IV: Classical Period (1750-1820)

    • The student will understand the different characteristics and the different styles of music during the Classical Period;
    • The student will identify the different composers and their music;
    • The student will identify terms and know their meaning –
    • classical symphony (sonata form, theme and variation, minuet/trio, and rondo), classical concert, chamber music, comic opera, and piano music.

     

    Unit V: Romantic Period (1820-1900)

    • The student will understand the different characteristics and the different styles of music during the Romantic Period;
    • Thestudentwillidentifythedifferentcomposersandtheirmusic;
    • The student will know the terms of the period – art songs, program music, study of forms for piano and voice, and elements of nationalism by composers.

     

    Unit VI: Twentieth Century and Beyond (1900 to present)

    • The student will understand the different characteristics and styles of music during the Twentieth Century music;
    • The student will know the terms of the period – tone color, harmony, rhythm, and melody; impressionism and symbolism; neoclassicism; and expressionism;
    • The student will understand the different characteristics of the jazz period (ragtime, blues, swing, bebop, cool jazz, free jazz, and

              jazz rock);

    • The student will understand the different characteristics of the music for stage and screen (musical theatre);
    • The student will learn about the composers and their music of the Twentieth Century period, Jazz Period, and Musical Theatre.

     

    COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 

    1. SPECIAL PRESENTATION
    • The presentation is based on a COMPOSER, chosen from your study, assigned to you by Mrs. Scrimpshire. It will be necessary for you to visit the library and maybe the internet. Please include information regarding the composer’s dates, bibliography, musical forms, and musical contributions.
    • Bibliography and musical recordings must be listed and used in the class presentation.
    • The presentation should be put together using Google Slides and be a minimum of 3 minutes.
    • A rubric will be given to you before you begin your project.

     

    1. READING ASSIGNMENT 
    • Study questions will be handed out at the beginning of each new unit of study.
    • Study questions are to be completed using your textbook as a reference and they are due the day of each unit test.
    • Study questions will count as an activity grade.

     

    1. BROADWAY MUSICAL PROJECT
    • The presentation is based on a Broadway Musical of your choice.  It will be necessary for you to visit the library and maybe the internet.  
    • You must SIGN UP for a musical with Mrs. Scrimpshire.
    • A rubric with all project requirements will be given at the beginning of the project.



    Grading:

    Study Guides: 30%

    Tests: 40%

    Activity: 20%

    Term Exam: 10%




    Grading:  A=90-100  B=80-89 C=70-79  D=65-69 F=below 65  I=incomplete

    Grading follows the policies of Biloxi Public Schools.  A mid-term progress report and a report card following the end of each term are issued.