The Arts Unit presents another exciting group composition project for students, featuring animateur Paul Rissmann and choreographer Josef Brown
In this unit of work, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of compositional techniques used in music of the 20th century. Through performing, composing and listening activities, students will recreate their own version of Movement 3 – 'The Infernal Dance of King Kastchei' from Stravinsky’s 'The Firebird Ballet Suite' (1919). Compositional techniques taken from Stravinsky’s original work will be used as the stimulus for the composition process.
Students learn to:
Students learn about musical concepts through:
Students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in the concepts of music through:
Students will value and appreciate the aesthetic value of music and the enjoyment of engaging in performing, composing and listening.
5.1 - performs repertoire with increasing levels of complexity in a range of musical styles demonstrating an understanding of the musical concepts
5.3 - performs music selected for study with appropriate stylistic features demonstrating solo and ensemble awareness
5.4 - demonstrates an understanding of the musical concepts through improvising, arranging and composing in the styles or genres of music selected for study
5.5 - notates own compositions, applying forms of notation appropriate to the music selected for study
5.7 - demonstrates an understanding of musical concepts through the analysis, comparison, and critical discussion of music from different stylistic, social, cultural and historical contexts
5.8 - demonstrates an understanding of musical concepts through aural identification, discrimination, memorisation and notation in the music selected for study
5.9 - demonstrates an understanding of musical literacy through the appropriate application of notation, terminology, and the interpretation and analysis of scores used in the music selected for study
5.11 - demonstrates an appreciation, tolerance and respect for the aesthetic value of music as an artform
5.12 - demonstrates a developing confidence and willingness to engage in performing, composing and listening experiences
Professional Teaching Standards:
1.5.2 – Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
2.1.2 – Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities
2.2.2 – Organise content into coherent, well-sequenced learning and teaching programs
2.3.2 – Design and implement learning and teaching programs using knowledge of curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements.
3.1.2 – Set explicit, challenging and achievable learning goals for all students
3.2.2 – Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning
3.3.2 – Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking
3.4.2 – Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning
4.1.2 – Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities
5.1.2 – Develop, select and use informal, formal, diagnostic, formative and summative assessment strategies to assess student learning
5.2.2 – Provide timely, effective and appropriate feedback to students about their achievement relative to their learning goals
6.2.2 – Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities
6.4.2 – Undertake professional learning programs designed to address identified student learning needs
Please refer to the Activities worksheets provided for explicit teaching and learning strategies for implementation based on the following activities:
Throughout the duration of the Performance/Composition project, students will keep a comprehensive composition portfolio outlining the composition process. This will be handed in on completion of the unit. Please refer to the detailed assessment task sheet for further information.