concert absence make up
Concert absences will be excused in the following cases and a note from parent and/or doctor must accompany the student upon returning to school from the events listed below by the next class meeting.
The director should be notified of the student’s upcoming absence in advance of the missed event if at all possible. If an absence is anticipated, a written request for an excused absence should be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to a performance. Failure to notify in writing will constitute an unexcused absence that will result in a grade of a zero percent
Do a Concert Review on a classical concert of your choice.
Please have your concert choice approved by Mr. Kent
See performance review guidelines. Your review should be at least 1 page typed. Attach a concert program to your review.
Write program notes that could be included in a concert program. Discuss three pieces you are performing. Follow the format given. Research the piece, composer, music, style period, etc. Include what your sources are on an additional piece of paper.
Careers in Music
Choose a career in music (including but not limited to music business and music industry) to research and write a 3 page typed, double-spaced report. Include necessary aptitudes to be successful in this field, training, job outlook, job location, employment possibilities, salary, and job responsibilities. Use the two resources listed below and list in a bibliography (in correct format) any and all resources used.
Choose from the following topics to research and write a 3-4 page report about:
History of the American Roots Music
History of orchestras
Any other specific genre of music
History of conducting
History of a particular instrument. (piano, violin, organ, etc)
You should check with Mr. Kent if your desired topic is not on this list. You must have a minimum of three sources.
You MUST also use: New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
You must include a bibliography for your sources in the correct format.
Music Time Periods
Choose one: (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th cent.) (You should focus on classical music if you choose 20th century) Discuss time periods, geographic centers of musical activity, important composers, important genres, instruments, etc of the time period. Be sure to include vocal genres of each period. You must have a minimum of 3 sources. Include a bibliography of your sources (in correct format). Your report should be 3-4 pages typed, double-spaced. You MUST use the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians as one of your sources. (Available online), http://blogs.fcps.net/lhslib/research/databases/