For the successful completion of this course, a minimum mark of 52% must be achieved all three strands, the Creative Process, Reflecting Responding and Analysing, and Foundations to successfully pass this course. You need to successfully complete all three tasks for the completion of this culminating activity. Failure to complete all three components may result in a grade less than 52%.


Strand
Task
The Creative Process (15%)


January 20 – 25 2012
Perform solo and designated scales from a selection provided by your teacher. You need to perform effectively with all musical markings using appropriate technology such as Smart Music, recording your performance, and/or metronomes and tuners to assist you with your preparation of your performance. Please refer to the attached rubric.
Reflecting, Responding and Analysing (5%)


Due January 24, 2012
Write a reflective essay that is a between one and two pages with a font size no larger than 12 typed and double spaced discussing your musical growth and development in this course. Please refer to a separate sheet regarding the items you need to include in your essay and the rubric. The essay is due January 24.
Foundations (10%)


Test Date January 24, 2012
Write a music theory test January 24 and respond to questions on your music history project. It will include all music theory and music history concepts covered during this course. You will also need to discuss your solo preparation from you playing test with respect to the stylistic decisions and correct performance practices for that music.

The Creative Process – Perform solo and prepared scales.

  • Perform for your teacher a musical selection that reflects your current level of musical ability and challenges you are currently working on as a musician. Please let Mrs. Yuschyshyn know of the piece you are planning on preparing beforehand. Students who performed in the concert December 14th write a brief submission of what you learned during this performance on the form provided for you.

  • Practice and prepare D major and Db major concert with the scale patterns covered in class.



Reflecting Responding and Analysing Essay

Please include the following points in your Essay.

  • Discuss how you will chart your musical progress and development in the years to come. How have you expanded and changed your musical approach towards technical, rhythmic, and stylistic challenges during your musical career up to this point? How did you take responsibility for your musical growth? Are there areas that you feel you need to improve? If so, how.

  • Discuss how you have demonstrated sound musical leadership during this course. Provide one example of a musical choice you have made that you have found to be successful and indicate how it has provided you with further growth and development. Find one preconception about your own abilities that you have found that you have overcome during this course.


  • Discuss the importance of music to you and our society. Explain why we need music in our culture. Share how music has improved your life and helped you in other areas since you have studied music this semester.


Foundations – Music Theory and History Test

This theory and music history test will be a cumulative test based on all the music theory you have learned this year. Questions will be included that cover information about your music history project this semester based on your project and the question sheets you completed during this course.

Music Theory Concepts you need to know:

  • Music terminology
  • Circle of fifths
  • Key signatures
  • Time signatures
  • Writing scales with or without a key signature
  • Generic and Specific intervals up to one octave
  • Major, Minor, Augmented and Diminished Triads



Essay Rubric


Level 4
Level 3
Level 2
Level 1
Insufficient
Musical Development – discuss what you have learned and how you have changed as a musician this semester. Also discuss where you need to improve.
Accurate, thorough detailed description of musical growth and development.
Accurate and insightful description of musical growth and development.
Vague description with some inaccurate information about musical growth and development
Vague description and inaccurate description without explanations of musical growth and development
Essay is too short. Not enough evidence provided.
Evidence is insufficient or not appropriate.
Musical Decisions – determines your ability to make good musical choices and demonstrate sound musical leadership. Demonstrate that you are aware of what you need to do to play well and are you acting on this knowledge.
Accurate, thorough and detailed evidence of good musical choices and sound musical leadership.
Accurate and insightful evidence of good musical choices and sound musical leadership.
Vague evidence with some evidence of good musical choices and sound musical leadership.
Vague description and minimal evidence of good musical choices and sound musical leadership.
Insufficient evidence of good musical choices and leadership skills.
Importance of Music – demonstrate that you are aware of how music has helped you physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Discuss how music is important to our society.
Accurate, thorough and detailed evidence of the benefits of music to you personally and to our society.
Accurate, insightful and detailed evidence of the benefits of music to you personally and to our society.
Vague evidence of the benefits of music to you personally and to our society.
Minimal evidence of the benefits of music to you personally and to our society.
Incomplete or inadequate evidence of the benefits of music to you personally and to our society.