Instructor Contact Information: Elizabeth Roth Kotek Room # 001
Phone: 668-1985 Voice mail: 692-0686
School’s Mission Statement: The Patrick Henry Community is committed to providing academically challenging programs which teach students to act responsibly, reason effectively, and contribute to a changing society.
Music Department’s Mission Statement: The objective of the music program is to allow every student to grow intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically through the medium of music. Every student will develop a life-long interest in music and through hard work, discipline and cooperation, we will develop a family of musicians with a devotion to music in the classroom, the school, and the community.
Course Description/Objectives: This class takes an in-depth look at music. The curriculum includes material on music theory, music history, world music, musical composition and performance. This is a rigorous course that is recommended to students with some background in music. This course will prepare students to take the IB Standard level or Higher-level music exam and may earn college credit.
IB Group 6 and Music Aims and Objectives: Through the study of the arts, students become aware of how artists work and communicate. The aims of all subjects in group 6 are to enable students to:
1. enjoy lifelong engagement with the arts
2. become informed, reflective and critical practitioners of the arts
3. understand the dynamic and changing nature of the arts.
4. explore and value the diversity of the arts across time, place and culture
5. express ideas with confidence and competence
6. develop perceptual and analytical skills
7. develop their knowledge and potential as musicians, both personally and collaboratively
IB Learner Profiles: “The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.”
Through the study of music these profiles are modeled and practiced, the ones in bold are used to the greatest extent: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced, Reflective.
In addition, there are Fundamental Concepts central to the DP/MYP experience that will be embodied in this class: Communication, Holistic Learning, and Intercultural awareness.
Grading Policy: Grades are earned through a combination of written and oral evaluations, participation in group discussion, performance on an instrument of choice. Participation and service in community events, i.e. Pep Band. Extra credit assignments are available.
Assessment Objectives: Having followed the music course at SL or HL, students will be expected to demonstrate:
Required Texts and Other Supplies
Instrument of choice and standard repertoire
The Understanding of Music
Listening to Music
scores of various composers/other assigned material distributed in class
3 – ring binder and loose leaf paper
Student Planner/School ID
Attendance – An absence is defined as missing more than 15 minutes of class. After 3 absences a call will be made home. Five (5) unexcused absences will result in a full grade deduction. Seven or more unexcused absences will result in an F for the quarter.
Promptness – Students who are not in class when the bell rings must have a signed pass from teacher or a tardy referral the security staff. Three tardy referrals result in detention in the form of Saturday school. Continuing tardiness will be dealt with by the Principal.
Passes – 3 passes are allowed for each quarter.
Behavior - Show Respect
- Respect yourself, your class, and those around you.
- Respect the music and your performance (don't dis' us in public,
keep negatives in the family and try to construct comments as
- Respect your environment. *No eating, drinking or gum
Food/Drink in classroom – Water is the only food or beverage allowed in class. This policy also excludes gum, candy, seeds and any other consumable product. Students with food/drink will be required to throw the product away.
Academic Support - Study Hall or Tutorials are available at the request of the student and/or parents. I am in my class every morning from 7:15 except most Tuesdays and every afternoon. Students must be in my classroom for afternoon tutorials by 3:10 PM.
Electronics/Cell Phones – These should not be seen or heard, including earbuds, blue-tooth accessories and head-phones. If they are seen or heard they will be confiscated and turned over to an administrator.
Major Assignments: Listening Exams, written history exams, music theory exams, Musical Investigation, solo performances, group performances, compositions. Timeline Project, World music project.
Calendar of Topics and Assignments: – Quarter 1
Sept 1 – 4 Welcome, syllabus, Elements of music, introduce SHMRG, first composition
Sept 8 – 11 Overview of major style periods, begin Timeline project
Sept 14 – 18 Major/minor scales, chords
Sept 21 – 25 Harmonic progressions, chord voicings; root, first inversion, second inversion
Sept 28 – Oct 1 Middle Ages; chant and cantus firmus, Mass, ordinary and proper
Oct 5 – 9 Secular songs and forms, modes, counterpoint, imitative, antiphony
Oct 12 – 14 Renaissance: Polyphonic mass, motet, madrigal.
Oct 19 – 23 Voice leading and vocal arranging, World Music Projects assigned.
Oct 26 – 30 Research World Music Project, review the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Nov 2 – 5 Final written test. Peer and self-assessment of music and performances 1st quarter.
Each quarter’s course calendar will be distributed at the beginning of the quarter.
Advanced_Student_Recital.wpl -- Music performed on the Advanced Student Recital April 29, 2008
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