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Program: Arts

Course: AMU1O

Grade: 9

Level: Open

Semester: 1, 2017-2018

Teacher Name: Ms. Ashley Visser

Contact: avisser@rchs.on.ca

Introduction

This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop an understanding of the conventions and elements of music and of safe practices related to music, and will develop a variety of skills transferable to other areas of their life.

Course Documents

Units Of Study

  • Performance
  • Elements of Music (Theory)
  • The Role of Music in Society (History)

Note: Units run concurrently

Upcoming Assignments and Evaluations

Date

Topic

Explanation

11/15/2017

Major Scales Test

Students will be evaluated on their ability to create and identify major key signatures and scales. They should know the scale chart and how to use it.

11/21/2017

Playing Test

Students will be evaluated on 1-2 test pieces of their choice.

12/05/2017

Playing Test

Students will be evaluated on 1-2 test pieces of their choice.

12/19/2017

Playing Test

Students will be evaluated on 1-2 test pieces of their choice.

01/16/2018

Playing Exam

This performance evaluation is part of the final 30% of students’ course mark.

12/14/2017

Christmas Concert

The Grade 9 Music class will be joining the other music class and various extra-curricular ensembles to present what we have been working on this semester. Join us in the gym at 7pm. Everyone is welcome!

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