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Composition at SRS

Page history last edited by Carol Broos 11 years, 4 months ago

 

 

Composing and Creating at Sunset Ridge School

Project-based curriculum with performance

Northfield, Illinois

 

Rule 1: Follow the rules

Rule 2: Rules can be broken

Rule 3: What rules?

 

Creating OPPORTUNITIES for students to create, compose, and follow their dreams


Cool networking

http://musictechieteachers.ning.com/

 

New podcasting program

http://www.techtempo.com/MATS/

 

Main website

www.carolbroos.com

 

Composer Collaborative with Brenda Muench

http://composerproject.wikispaces.com/

 

SRS music curriculum

http://beatechie.pbworks.com/

 


 

All parents sign a Parental consent in order to be on www.carolbroos.com, pictures, works. and printed media. 

Parentalconsent_09.doc It is a .doc, download and change the names 


Students are not taught theory, just these simple rules:

  • Repeat, repeat, I repeat, repeat (both notes and phrases)
  • Crayon story - don't use EVERY note in your song
  • Stepwise

Along with composition, 4/5 classes put on a classroom musical and the fourth graders perform at the yearly Holiday Concert.

There is a yearly Talent Show and an "All School Musical" where over 50% of the school participate.

All 4/5 students are required to take a band instrument. 


Composition Curriculum

 

Fourth Grade (2x a week - 40 minutes)

Piano Keyboard - simple sound effects, no talking

Sound Studio - talking only

GarageBand - one picture, only music, then talking (when they ask)

Sibelius - compose song for band instrument, must be able to play song

 

Fifth Grade (2x a week - 40 minutes)

Piano Keyboard - story with sound effects

Sound Studio - only review, no files

GarageBand and iMovie - composer project

Sibelius - any instruments allowed

 

Sixth Grade (Nine weeks every day)

Piano Keyboard/GarageBand - story with claymation, Flash, or iMovie

Sibelius/GarageBand - compose in Sibelius, save a MIDI, drag and drop into GB, with pictures, Flash, or iMovie

Spectacular Project - students have 14-18 days to work on ONE project.

 

Seventh and Eighth Grade (Elective - three times a week)

Individual Projects

 

Vermont MIDI Students (grades 5-8, only 5-8 students in the program)

Once a week, arranged separately with student and teacher

Individual time

Must be taking private band/string/piano lessons

Desire to compose 


Main website www.carolbroos.com

Teacher website www.carolbroos.net

 

Hunting and Fishing

Trolls and Goats

www.chordsville.com

 


 

Composition website - you need to download scorch in order to view files. It views better in Safari than Firefox.

Intense

Flight of the Eagles

An Adventure

Spring Storm (music) (video)


GarageBand, not GarbageBand - presentation and student files

 

www.lazertron.net - a gaming site that won a National Website award in Hollywood.

 

 

 

 

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