Identify and discuss genres and uses of music
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Your Final Project will consist of a 7-10 slide multimedia presentation, with written comments that support your presentation. This project will fulfill the following learning objectives for the course:
Recognize various elements, styles, composers, and major historical periods of music.
Identify and discuss genres and uses of music.
Demonstrate knowledge of the historical and cultural context of musical styles and periods.
Analyze and make critical judgments of music listening experiences utilizing appropriate terms and concepts.
Choose a new specific topic or a musical piece from the class. You might also choose to use one of your unit writing assignments and turn it into a power point presentation. If you choose your own topic, make sure the topic is worthy for this type of college project. The project must be presented academically–not just a selection of a contemporary pop artist or song with materials from the “Fan Website” or album cover. If you have questions about your topic being worthy, contact your instructor for topic approval.
Your slides should incorporate four active audio and video links for listening and viewing related information. Your 7-10 slides might look like the following:
The name of your presentation, your name, and date.
A summary of the piece’s composers/performers/producers.
A summary of its historical and musical context (what was happening in the world and in music around the time of its composition/production).
A summary of its most important performing forces and musical characteristics.
A listening guide of the composition.
A conclusions slide.
Your Works Cited slide in MLA format. Check the MLA references in your How to Succeed in this Course module for guidance on formatting.
You must submit the power point presentation as a PDF attachment. You may use PowerPoint, Google Slides or any other free presentation software that will allow you to save the presentation as a PDF.
Criteria on which you will be graded:
25% Historical & cultural context
25% Discussion of the performer(s), unique performance characteristics, or information relating to the topic
25% Excerpt & discussion of the song, your student input relating to the topic
25% Overall presentation
See the attachment below for a good example of a student’s power point portion of a project. See how the audio links were incorporated and relative to the topic.