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Composition Concepts for Band and Orchestra: Incorporating Creativity in Ensemble Settings

Composition Concepts for Band and Orchestra: Incorporating Creativity in Ensemble Settings

by Alexander Koops, John L. Whitener

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Overview

This book is intended to introduce concepts about music composition to band and orchestra students of all ages and engage them in actual creative composing projects. The National Core Arts Standards (2014) emphasize that students should be engaged in the “creative practices of imagination, investigation, construction, and reflection in multiple contexts.” These lesson plans attempt to accomplish that challenge in the context of large group band and orchestra ensemble classes using composition activities and projects.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475848915
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/12/2020
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.65(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Dr. Alexander Koops is an Associate professor of music at Azusa Pacific University, Director of the Azusa Conservatory Community Music School, Fulbright Scholar, and recipient of the CMEA John Swain music education award. He regularly adjudicates and clinics middle school and high school bands and orchestras, leads composition workshops and professional development, and is a published author.

Dr. John Whitener is an Associate Professor of Music at California State University Northridge where he teaches music education courses in addition to teaching middle school band at Jordan Middle School, Burbank, and working as a professional composer. He has received numerous teaching awards including the Bravo! Award given by the Los Angeles Music Center for teaching excellence in Music Education and the Outstanding Music Educator of the Year for CMEA, Southern California Division.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction: How to use this book
Chapter 1: Soundscapes
Teacher Guide: Lesson 1. Soundscapes
Student Worksheet: Lesson 1. Soundscapes
Teacher Guide: Lesson 1. Soundscapes: Supplemental Materials
Chapter 2: Timbre
Teacher Guide: Lesson 2. Timbre
Student Worksheet: Lesson 2. Timbre
Teacher Guide: Lesson 2. Timbre: Supplementary Materials
Chapter 3: Rhythm
Teacher Guide: Lesson 3. Rhythm
Student Worksheet: Lesson 3. Rhythm
Student Worksheet: Lesson 3. Rhythm
Teacher Guide: Lesson 3. Rhythm: Supplementary Materials
Student Test 1. Lessons 1-3: Soundscapes, Timbre, Rhythm
Teacher Answer Key: Student Test 1. Lessons 1-3
Chapter 4: Melody
Teacher Guide: Lesson 4. Melody
Student Worksheet: Lesson 4. Melody (Orchestra Version)
Student Worksheet: Lesson 4. Melody (Band Version)
Teacher Guide: Lesson 4. Melody: Supplementary Materials
Chapter 5: Ostinato
Teacher Guide: Lesson 5. Ostinato
Student Work Sheet: Lesson 5. Ostinato
Teacher Guide: Lesson 5: Ostinato: Supplemental Materials
Chapter 6: Textures
Teacher Guide: Lesson 6. Texture
Student Worksheet: Lesson 6. Texture
Teacher Guide: Lesson 6. Texture: Supplemental Materials
Test 2. Lesson 4-6: Melody, Ostinato, Texture
TEACHER ANSWER KEY Test 2. Lesson 4-6: Ostinato, Texture, and Melody
Chapter 7: Words into Music
Teacher Guide: Lesson 7. Text based composing
Student Worksheet: Lesson 7. Text based composing
Teacher Guide: Lesson 7: Text based composing: Supplemental Materials
Chapter 8: Harmony
Teacher Guide: Lesson 8. Harmony
Student Guide: Lesson 8. Harmony - Orchestra Version
Student Guide: Lesson 8. Harmony - Band Version
Teacher Guide: Lesson 8. Harmony: Supplemental Materials
Chapter 9: Form
Teacher Guide: Lesson 9. Form
Student Guide: Lesson 9. Form
Teacher Guide: Lesson 9. Form: Supplemental Materials
Chapter 10: Final Composition
Teacher Guide: Lesson 10. Final Composition
Student Work Sheet: Lesson 10. Final Composition Project
Teacher Guide: Lesson 10 Final Composition Supplemental Materials
Test 3. Lessons 7-10 Melody, Harmony, Form
Teacher Answer Key Test 3. Lessons 7-10
Appendix 1 Dynamics and Articulation Charts
Appendix 2 Glossary
Appendix 3 Sample Evaluation Form for Student Compositions
Appendix 4: Creative Warmups for band
Appendix 5: Recommended Resources

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