8th 20th Century Composers PP

8th 20th Century Composers PP

In this assignment, you and your classmates are going to discover and report on the 18-23 most famous composers in the 20th Century. A period in music ranging from 1900 to present day. Please choose the composer in the following list that corresponds with your "class" number and yes, it is alphabetical.

1. Scott Joplin
2. Arnold Schoenberg
3. Charles Ives
4. Maurice Ravel
5. Bela Bartok
6. Igor Stravinsky
7. Anton Webern
8. Alban Berg
9. Serge Prokofiev
10. John Cage
11. Duke Ellington
12. Aaron Copland
13. Richard Rodgers
14. Olivier Messiaen
15. George Gershwin
16. Leonard Bernstein
17. Gyorgy Ligeti
18. Pierre Boulez
19. George Crumb
20. Steve Reich
21. Chinary Ung
22. Paul Lansky
23. Libby Larsen
24. Wynton Marsalis
25. David Maslanka
 

Each student will create a five slide/point Google Slide presentation. The slides should contain the following information.

SLIDE 1 - Introduction slide with composer's name and dates of existence. Please include YOUR NAME on the slide as well.

SLIDE 2 - This slide should contain BIOGRAPHICAL information. Perhaps where the composer is born, where he/she went to school, the composers main instrument, personal affects, etc. Try to include 6-8 facts (different bullet point).

SLIDE 3 - This slide should continue to describe BIOGRAPHICAL information about the composer.

SLIDE 4 - This slide should include SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS the composer made TO or ABOUT music. Try to include 3-4 facts (different bullet points).

SLIDE 5 - This slide should include songs composed by the composer. You can "hyperlink" a youtube.com video in this slide. You will need to go to "Insert" on the menu bar.

Please remember to be creative and made it look good! You SHOULD try to finish these in one day.

The following sites can be used in order to aid your search. You do not need to include a bibliography, but you MAY not copy or paste directly from the internet. USE YOUR OWN WORDS!

http://www.kendavies.net/resources/composersto1950.html

http://classicalmusic.about.com/od/20thcenturymusic/20th_Century_Music_Music_Beyond_1900.htm

http://www.teacheroz.com/composers.htm

http://www.wwnorton.com/college/music/enj9/shorter/20century/composers.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_20th_century_classical_composers

http://musiced.about.com/od/20thcentury/Famous_Musicians_of_the_20th_Century.htm

When you are finished with your project, please click on the title of the assignment and attach it. We may or may not be recording this in screencastify. So... depending on which it is... you will either be attaching the slide presentation or the video.