Program Flyer: American Music: Tonality, Tradition, and Innovation

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Content Provider
Contact Information
Mike Dee
mdee@msmnyc.edu
120 Claremont Avenue

New York, NY 10027
(917) 493-4514
Program Title
American Music: Tonality, Tradition, and Innovation
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
   based on 4 evaluation(s).
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 9, 10, 11, 12Public Library: Library Patrons
Maximum Number of Participants
none
Minimum Number of Participants
none
Primary Disciplines
Performing Arts Music
Program Description
The 20th century has been a time of experimentation and development across all art forms. We can see this in the abstract expressionism of Jackson Pollack, the pop art of Andy Warhol, and the avant-garde dance of Merce Cunningham. Similarly, American music shifted its focus from its folk roots to acoustic experimentation. This program explores how legendary American composers, including Aaron Copland and George Gershwin, lay the foundations for the techniques adopted by experimental composers such as Henry Cowell and John Cage. Teaching artist Daniela Bracchi uncovers a range of social influences that sparked this movement, which has influenced the current trend of fusion between music, visual arts and/or dance. Students will observe the performance of live extended instrumental techniques, and will also create their own pieces involving new auditory possibilities. A jam-packed interactive program designed to inspire students to explore new artistic possibilities.
Program Format
A Manhattan School of Music teaching artist will lead an interactive presentation.
Objectives
Students will:
- build an understanding of the influences that have shaped American music over the last century
- learn about the stylistic differences between music in different eras
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
Core Standard: Create

Anchor Standard #2. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

(MU:Cr2.1.C.Ia-IIa) Assemble and organize multiple sounds or musical ideas to create initial expressive statements of selected sonic events, memories, images, concepts, texts, or storylines.

(MU:Cr2.1.C.IIIa) Assemble and organize multiple sounds or extended musical ideas to create initial expressive statements of selected extended sonic experiences or abstract ideas.

Anchor Standard #3. Refine and complete artistic work

(MU:Cr3.2.C.Ia-IIIa) Share music through the use of notation, performance, or technology, and demonstrate how the elements of music have been employed to realize expressive intent.

Core Standard: Performing, Presenting, Producing

Anchor Standard #4. Analyze, interpret, and select artistic work for presentation.

(MU:Pr4.2.C.Ia-IIIa) Analyze how the elements of music (including form) of selected works relate to style and mood, and explain the implications for rehearsal or performance.

Core Standard: Responding

Anchor Standard #7. Perceive and analyze artistic work.

(MU:Re7.2.C.Ia-IIIa) Analyze aurally the elements of music (including form) of musical works, relating them to style, mood, and context, and describe how the analysis provides models for personal growth as composer, performer, and/or listener.

Anchor Standard #8. Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.

(MU:Re8.1.C.Ia) Develop and explain interpretations of varied works, demonstrating an understanding of the composers’ intent by citing technical and expressive aspects as well as the style/genre of each work.

(MU:Re8.1.C.IIa) Develop and support interpretations of varied works, demonstrating an understanding of the composers’ intent by citing the use of elements of music (including form), compositional techniques, and the style/genre and context of each work.

(MU:Re8.1.C.IIIa) Develop, justify and defend interpretations of varied works, demonstrating an understanding of the composers’ intent by citing the use of elements of music (including form), compositional techniques, and the style/genre and context of each work.

Anchor Standard #9. Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.

(MU:Re9.1.C.Ia) Describe the effectiveness of the technical and expressive aspects of selected music and performances, demonstrating understanding of fundamentals of music theory.

(MU:Re9.1.C.IIa) Explain the effectiveness of the technical and expressive aspects of selected music and performances, demonstrating understanding of music theory as well as compositional techniques and procedures.

(MU:Re9.1.C.IIIa) Evaluate the effectiveness of the technical and expressive aspects of selected music and performances, demonstrating understanding of theoretical concepts and complex compositional techniques and procedures.

Core Standard: Connecting

Anchor Standard #10. Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

(MU:Cn10.0.C.Ia-IIIa) Demonstrate how interests, knowledge, and skills relate to personal choices and intent when creating, performing, and responding to music
Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.

(MU:Cn11.0.C.Ia-IIIa) Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life.

State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
New York
New York State Learning Standards for the Arts
Standard 1: Creating, Performing, and Participating in the Arts
Students will actively engage in the processes that constitute creation and performance in the arts (dance, music, theatre, and visual arts) and participate in various roles in the arts.
Standard 2: Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources

Students will be knowledgeable about and make use of the materials and resources available for participation in the arts in various roles.
Standard 3: Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art
Students will respond critically to a variety of works in the arts, connecting the individual work to other works and to other aspects of human endeavor and thought.
Standard 4: Understanding the Cultural Contributions of the Arts
Students will develop an understanding of the personal and cultural forces that shape artistic communication and how the arts in turn shape the diverse cultures of past and present society.


New York State Learning Standards for English Language Arts

Standard 1: Language for Information and Understanding
Students will listen, speak, read, and write for information and understanding. As listeners and readers, students will collect data, facts, and ideas; discover relationships, concepts, and generalizations; and use knowledge generated from oral, written, and electronically produced texts. As speakers and writers, they will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language to acquire, interpret, apply, and transmit information.
Standard 3: Language for Critical Analysis and Evaluation
Students will listen, speak, read, and write for critical analysis and evaluation. As listeners and readers, students will analyze experiences, ideas, information, and issues presented by others using a variety of established criteria. As speakers and writers, they will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language to present, from a variety of perspectives, their opinions and judgments on experiences, ideas, information and issues.
Standard 4: Language for Social Interaction
Students will listen, speak, read, and write for social interaction. Students will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language for effective social communication with a wide variety of people. As readers and listeners, they will use the social communications of others to enrich their understanding of people and their views.
Program Length
45 minutes or one regular class period
Program Cost
Point to Point: $250.00
By Request: $250.00
Program Fee Notes
ISDN bridging charges for the network connection test, sound check, and class presentation videoconferences must be assumed by partner school. Please note one exception: Sound check/dress rehearsal charges for the MOVE program will be assumed by Manhattan School of Music.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy Cancellations must be made at least two (2) business days prior to videoconference session. Failure to do so will result in a cancellation fee equivalent to the program fee. Weather Policy In the event of severe, inclement weather preventing a scheduled videoconference session from occurring, Manhattan School of Music and partner will reschedule the conference in a timely manner so that the educational collaboration may continue. Manhattan School of Music and partner agree to notify one another should there be a forecast for severe, inclement weather at their respective location. Please contact Mike Dee at mdee@msmnyc.edu immediately to coordinate appropriate action. Technical Troubleshooting Policy In the event of technical malfunctions or disruptions that arise before or during a scheduled videoconference session due to network carrier(s) services or videoconferencing technologies on the Manhattan School of Music or partner premises, Manhattan School of Music and partner technical support services will make every effort to remedy these issues in a timely, cooperative, and efficient manner so that the scheduled conferences may proceed as scheduled. If it is determined that the session cannot proceed, Manhattan School of Music and partner agree to reschedule the conference in a timely manner so that the educational collaboration may continue.
Is recording allowed?
No

Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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