At the beginning of each nine-week period, each orchestra class will be introduced to string/full orchestra masterworks of a particular style period (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or 20th-Century/Contemporary).
Each week each student is expected to:
(1) watch/listen to the YouTube videos* of that musical style period in place of one practice session (same amount of time), and
(2) write a brief description of one selection on the weekly Personal Practice Plan.
At the end of the nine weeks he/she will be expected to recognize and name all of the selections for that quarter's style period. A 20-point multiple-choice Listening Test will be used to assess each student's competence.
*CD's of the listening selections are available upon request
Listening List and YouTube videos for the Baroque Style Period
(See the attachments below for the Baroque Initial Listening Assignment (study sheet), the Baroque Slide Presentation [ppt], andthe Style Period Info sheet which coordinates with the slides.)
Listening List and YouTube videos for the Classical Style Period
Listening List and YouTube videos for the Romantic Style Period
Listening List and YouTube videos for the 20th-Century / Contemporary Style Period
This is a list of influential and talented concert musicians from whom we can all learn something.
Michel Debits Geoffrey Gilbert
Johann Simon Hermstedt
Adolph “Bud” Herseth
Arthur W. Lehman
John Tommy Johnson
Clair Omar Musser
Leigh Howard Stevens
Symphonic Bands/Wind Ensembles
Dallas Wind Symphony
Eastman Wind Ensemble
Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
United States Army Band
United States Navy Concert Band
The President’s Own” United States Marine Band
University of North Texas Symphonic Band
1. Find an artist (who plays your instrument) that is considered an expert….one of the best. Ask your private teacher or choose from the list abobe
2. Find a performance by then online and Listen/watch them perform.
3. Write 3-4 paragraphs and include the following:
a. Name of performer and small bio
b. Name of piece and some background on it
c. Your personal reflection on what you saw or heard…..what made it great?
4. Include the URL (Web Address) of the music or video.
5. Email it your teacher or upload it to Schoology.