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    INTENSIVE INSTRUCTION MUSIC

    Ms. Candice Ruffalo

    John Jay High School Choral

    845-897-6700 x30066

    Candice.Ruffalo@wcsdny.org

     

     

    I.I. MUSIC meets every day for 46 minutes. 

    Students will be learning about the fundamentals of music and its structure in order to broaden their musical perspective. This is also a project oriented class in which the students will be given guidelines and requirements for individual and some group tasks.  Projects will be assigned by the instructor. All assignments and projects will be presented on a regular basis to the class as a whole.  Students will be learning basic piano keyboarding skills and are expected to be able to demonstrate their understanding of these skills by performing within their ability level.  Keyboards are provided by the instructor.

     

     

     

    After school help and review is available by appointment. All students are welcomed and  are encouraged to attend.

     

    Students will participate daily in discussions, explorations and learning through performing. Assessments will be given at the conclusion of each quarter. All assignments, assessments and projects will be weighted as follows:

    Group participation: 70%

    Projects: 30%

    Total: 100%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Texts for this course may include:

     

    Bastien, J.  (year).  Adult Beginner Piano Course. (place): Alfred Publishing.

     

    Kamien, R.  2000. Music in Appreciation. USA: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

     

    Teacher-created materials

     

     

     

     

     

    INTENSIVE INSTRUCTION MUSIC Outcomes and Performance Indicators

    Wappingers Central School District

     

    ABILITIES OUTCOMES (Apply the following to each content outcome)

    1.    APPLY ABILITIES TO MUSIC

           A.     HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS:  Use thinking skills: classify, decide, compare, analyze, predict, generalize

           B.      GOAL SETTING/ATTAINMENT:  Set goals - reach them by following a plan: brainstorm, dream, plan, organize, persist

           C.      COMMUNICATIONS:  Talk and write about music using music vocabulary

           D.     QUALITY PROCESS:  Use the quality process in creating and performing music (plan, draft, analyze, revise, evaluate)

    2.    APPLY MUSIC SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

           A.     Be able to enjoy music through listening and performing

           B.      Understand the creative process and be able to create and improvise music

           C.      Be able to evaluate and give your opinion about music

           D.     Be able to respond to music in an emotional and physical manner

           E.      Be able to use available technology to create and perform music

           F.      Understand the interrelationship between music and history and music and the other disciplines

           G.     Understand music as an expression of many cultures

           H.     Be able to create a quality, expressive performance

           I.       Be able to use instruments, equipment, and materials in a respectful and appropriate manner

           J.       Know about music careers

    UNIVERSL OUTCOME:  BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE PROPER PERFORMANCE AND AUDIENCE ETIQUETTE

           A.     Attend all performances on time

           B.      Dress appropriately

           C.      Stay for the entire concert

           D.     Be attentive, still, and quiet as a performer and audience member

           E.      Enter or leave the audience only between groups

           F.      Show appreciative and respectful attention to the performance of others

           G.     Adhere to the individual auditorium rules

           H.     Evaluate concert performances (yours and others), and develop and use strategies to improve

     

    CONTENT OUTCOMES

    1.    POSSESS LISTENING SKILLS IN MUSIC

           A.     Be able to critically analyze and evaluate recordings and performances

           B.      Be able to identify and analyze form

           C.      Be able to identify timbres aurally

           D.     Be able to recognize and compare music of various genres, styles, and cultures

           E.      Be able to recognize the communication of emotional content in music

           F.      Be able to describe how movement can communicate a story line and emotion

    2.    BE ABLE TO PERFORM AT A RECREATIONAL LEVEL

           A.     Be able to read and perform five note melodies

           B.      Be able to read and perform harmony consisting of I, IV, and V chords

           C.      Be able to read rhythm,melody and harmony

           D.     Be able to analyze and evaluate own and other’s performances

    3.    BE ABLE TO COMPOSE MUSIC

           A.     Be able to notate and perform rhythm compositions

           B.      Be able to notate and perform melodies

           C.      Be able to harmonize original melodies using I, IV, and V chords

           D.     Be able to compose, visually display/notate, and perform sound compositions

           E.      Be able to defend own and other’s work quality using music terms

    4.    BE ABLE TO USE COMPUTERS AND SOFTWARE***

           A.     Be able to use a computer to compose and alter melodies

           B.      Be able to record compositions already composed

           C.      Be able to create electronic music using available resources

    ***When technology becomes available to the Music  classroom