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MUSC 1100 Music Appreciation: IC Assignment

Project Assignment

Georgia Highlands College: MUSC 1100

Music Appreciation

Robert Adams, Associate Professor of Music



Final Project: A ten to twelve minute power point presentation that presents the life of a modern classical composer and one of their featured compositions. The presentations will be presented in groups.


Purpose: Students will learn how to research and present a musical artist’s life and works using a variety of resources.


Procedure: Each group will choose a musical artist or composer from a designated list and create a power point presentation that covers the life and works of the artist. In order to receive full credit the presentation must contain the following information:


Briefly introduce the artist, his/her life, and why this person is important to music. Include Biographical information such as: date of birth and death, life history (education, employment, and family), most important works (greatest hits will suffice), and how the artist fits into the parameters of the musical period (for instance their influence on others or how they relate to other composers previously covered in the class or other movements).


The presentation should also include an example of the artist’s music. This project is tied to the second listening exam. Each group should focus on the composition that is included on the second listening exam and also play the piece in its entirety during the presentation. Please find an example of the composition on youtube for the class that is a recorded live performance (not a movie example or photo/slide show example).


The information included within the power point presentation should not be merely read by the members of your group. Power points should be outlines that are easily read by the audience while the presenters add important information throughout the presentation.


Works cited: This is a very important aspect of the project and adheres to the mission of IC @ GHC. It demonstrates that you and your group have done research and that your presentation is grounded in legitimate factual sources. You must document three sources, only one allowed from the internet (Wikipedia is NOT allowed.) Check the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, your textbook, other books at the school library, and public libraries for sources.

Works Cited format should follow the MLA guidelines.


Power Point Guide

Click on the link for a Power Point guide to the assignment.

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