Music Research Requirements

Create a 15-slide PowerPoint presentation using the attached SLO Template. This PowerPoint must include information from each of the three content areas that follow:

 

  1. Share biographical information on two composers or artists from two different periods, from the Middle Ages through Contemporary. Biographical information may include, but is not limited to the following (Note: these are suggestions—it is understood that some information may be unavailable for some composers/artists):

 

  • Place/date of birth and/or death;
  • At least one painting or picture of each composer/artist;
  • Information on the time period and location in which the composer/artist lived;
  • Influences on the composer/artist and on the development of his or her music;
  • Interesting personal information about the composer/artist;
  • A memorable quote from the composer/artist.

 

  1. Analyze musical elements/characteristics used by the two composers/artists. What elements make a work easily recognizable as being from one of these composers/artists? Characteristics may include the following:

 

  • Sound: Pitch, Dynamics, Tone Color;
  • Mood;
  • Instrumentation;
  • Rhythm: Beat, Meter, Accent and Syncopation, Tempo;
  • Melody;
  • Harmony: Consonance and Dissonance, Chording;
  • Key: Major scale, Minor scale, Chromatic scale, Modulation, Tonic Key;
  • Texture: Monophonic, Polyphonic, Homophonic;
  • Form;
  • Performance; and
  • Style.

 

  1. Closely compare/contrast a single work by one of the two composers/artists to a single work by the other. Use correct terminology to describe the similarities and differences between the works.

Presentation Development and Requirements

In the following order, presentations must include:

  1. Title Page with a descriptive title, the student’s name, and date;
  2. Overview slide that includes the main points in the presentation (hint-complete this last); 
  3. Slides with biographical information, including portraits/pictures, for each of the two subjects;
  4. Slides analyzing composers’/artists’ use of musical elements in their bodies of work;
  5. Slides comparing and contrasting a single work from each subject to the other.
  6. A “So What?” slide. What should the audience do with this information? What’s the “take-away”?
  7. Works Cited slide(s) with all sources included in the presentation (must use at least 3 sources in addition to lectures/the textbook). Include the author, title, date, URL (for sites), publisher (for books), and page numbers. Do not use Wikipedia! Images in the presentation must also be cited. Do not copy and paste from sources.

 

Composers/Artists Suggestions: Students are not limited to the following, but if other composers/artists are chosen, be sure to get your instructor’s approval of your choices before you begin work: 

 

Hildegard of Bingen

Perotin

Francesco Landini

Guillaume de Machaut

Josquin Desprez

Pelestrina

Thomas Weelkes

John Dowland

Francisque Caroubel

Giovanni Gabrieli

Johann Sebastian Bach

Claudio Monteverdi

Henry Purcell

Arcangelo Corelli

Antonio Vivaldi

George Frideric Handel

Joseph Haydn

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Franz Schubert

Robert Schumann

Clara Wieck Shumann

Frédéric Chopin

Franz Liszt

Felix Mendelssohn

Hector Berlioz

Modest Mussorgsky

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Bedřich Smetana

Antonín Dvořák

Johannes Brahms

Georges Bizet

Giuseppe Verdi

Giacomo Puccini

Richard Wagner

Gustav Mahler

Claude Debussy

Maurice Ravel

Igor Stravinsky

Arnold Schoenberg

Alban Berg

Anton Webern

Béla Bartók

Dmitri Shostakovich

Sergei Prokofiev

Charles Ives

George Gershwin

William Grant Still

Aaron Copland

Alberto Ginastera

John Cage

Edgard Varèse

George Crumb

Astor Piazzolla

Philip Glass

John Adams

John Philip Sousa

Harold Arlen

Benjamin Britten

Eric Whitacre

Kaija Saariaho

Jennifer Higdon

Tania León

Dave Brubeck

Scott Joplin

Bessie Smith

King Oliver

Louis Armstrong

Duke Ellington

Dizzy Gillespie

Miles Davis

Glenn Miller

Leonard Bernstein

Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe

John Williams

Irving Berlin

Henry Mancini

John Barry

Alfred Newman

Marvin Hamlisch

David Foster

Ennio Morricone

Hans Zimmer

Danny Elfman

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Stephen Schwartz

John Kander and Fred Ebb

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

Cole Porter

Stephen Sondheim

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Jonathan Larson

Music Research Requirements

Create a 15-slide PowerPoint presentation using the attached SLO Template. This PowerPoint must include information from each of the three content areas that follow:

 

  1. Share biographical information on two composers or artists from two different periods, from the Middle Ages through Contemporary. Biographical information may include, but is not limited to the following (Note: these are suggestions—it is understood that some information may be unavailable for some composers/artists):

 

  • Place/date of birth and/or death;
  • At least one painting or picture of each composer/artist;
  • Information on the time period and location in which the composer/artist lived;
  • Influences on the composer/artist and on the development of his or her music;
  • Interesting personal information about the composer/artist;
  • A memorable quote from the composer/artist.

 

  1. Analyze musical elements/characteristics used by the two composers/artists. What elements make a work easily recognizable as being from one of these composers/artists? Characteristics may include the following:

 

  • Sound: Pitch, Dynamics, Tone Color;
  • Mood;
  • Instrumentation;
  • Rhythm: Beat, Meter, Accent and Syncopation, Tempo;
  • Melody;
  • Harmony: Consonance and Dissonance, Chording;
  • Key: Major scale, Minor scale, Chromatic scale, Modulation, Tonic Key;
  • Texture: Monophonic, Polyphonic, Homophonic;
  • Form;
  • Performance; and
  • Style.

 

  1. Closely compare/contrast a single work by one of the two composers/artists to a single work by the other. Use correct terminology to describe the similarities and differences between the works.

Presentation Development and Requirements

In the following order, presentations must include:

  1. Title Page with a descriptive title, the student’s name, and date;
  2. Overview slide that includes the main points in the presentation (hint-complete this last); 
  3. Slides with biographical information, including portraits/pictures, for each of the two subjects;
  4. Slides analyzing composers’/artists’ use of musical elements in their bodies of work;
  5. Slides comparing and contrasting a single work from each subject to the other.
  6. A “So What?” slide. What should the audience do with this information? What’s the “take-away”?
  7. Works Cited slide(s) with all sources included in the presentation (must use at least 3 sources in addition to lectures/the textbook). Include the author, title, date, URL (for sites), publisher (for books), and page numbers. Do not use Wikipedia! Images in the presentation must also be cited. Do not copy and paste from sources.

 

Composers/Artists Suggestions: Students are not limited to the following, but if other composers/artists are chosen, be sure to get your instructor’s approval of your choices before you begin work: 

 

Hildegard of Bingen

Perotin

Francesco Landini

Guillaume de Machaut

Josquin Desprez

Pelestrina

Thomas Weelkes

John Dowland

Francisque Caroubel

Giovanni Gabrieli

Johann Sebastian Bach

Claudio Monteverdi

Henry Purcell

Arcangelo Corelli

Antonio Vivaldi

George Frideric Handel

Joseph Haydn

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Franz Schubert

Robert Schumann

Clara Wieck Shumann

Frédéric Chopin

Franz Liszt

Felix Mendelssohn

Hector Berlioz

Modest Mussorgsky

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Bedřich Smetana

Antonín Dvořák

Johannes Brahms

Georges Bizet

Giuseppe Verdi

Giacomo Puccini

Richard Wagner

Gustav Mahler

Claude Debussy

Maurice Ravel

Igor Stravinsky

Arnold Schoenberg

Alban Berg

Anton Webern

Béla Bartók

Dmitri Shostakovich

Sergei Prokofiev

Charles Ives

George Gershwin

William Grant Still

Aaron Copland

Alberto Ginastera

John Cage

Edgard Varèse

George Crumb

Astor Piazzolla

Philip Glass

John Adams

John Philip Sousa

Harold Arlen

Benjamin Britten

Eric Whitacre

Kaija Saariaho

Jennifer Higdon

Tania León

Dave Brubeck

Scott Joplin

Bessie Smith

King Oliver

Louis Armstrong

Duke Ellington

Dizzy Gillespie

Miles Davis

Glenn Miller

Leonard Bernstein

Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe

John Williams

Irving Berlin

Henry Mancini

John Barry

Alfred Newman

Marvin Hamlisch

David Foster

Ennio Morricone

Hans Zimmer

Danny Elfman

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Stephen Schwartz

John Kander and Fred Ebb

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

Cole Porter

Stephen Sondheim

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Jonathan Larson