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IB MUSIC compositions

North HS offers standard and higher level Music Appreciation. Students begin the composition process during the SL class, and expand and complete their original compositions for their HL Composition Portfolio.

 

SUPPLIES needed

1. Computer - Assignments and required reading are accessed from this website. Students need to check and download information for each assignment. Students that do not have access to a computer at home may use the computers available in the library and in the director's office.

2. Notation Software - This is needed to complete the composition projects. The IB Organization grades the use of technology as part of the final grade for IB Music candidates. Instructions to download Finale Notepad are below.

 

COMPOSITION instruction pages
REFLECTION statement

A "reflection" page must accompany all composition assignments.  Each reflection must be up to and no more than 300 words.  The statement must reflect on the creative process over time.  Each reflection must include documentation by the student of the following:

1. Intention - What was the intention behind the piece?
2. Process - What steps did the student take to achieve the final version of the piece?

  • How were the musical elements developed?
  • What musical successes and difficulties encountered?
  • What equip0kent was used (if any)?

3. Outcome - What did the student learn musically during the creating of this piece?

COMPOSITION assignments

COMPOSITION one

COMPOSITION two

COMPOSITION three

COMPOSITION four

COMPOSITION rubric

COMPOSITION main page

 

 

 

 

     
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS
Compositions
Musical Investigation
Prescribed Works
IB Assignment Calendar

 

MUSIC THEORY
MusicTheory.net
Music Theory Online

 

MUSIC HISTORY READING
Internet Public Library (Drexel University ipl2)

Overview
Middle Ages
Renaissance
Baroque
Classical
Romantic
20th Century

 

RESOURCE LINKS
Staff Paper
Score Paper
Answering an IB Question
Definitions: The "Phony's"

 

YOUTUBE MUSIC LINKS
History of Music I - to Renn
History of Music II - Baroque
History of Music III - Baroque
History of Music IV - Classic

 

FINALE NOTEPAD
Download Instructions

 

CURRENT ASSIGNED LINKS
Baroque
History of Music II - Baroque
History of Music III - Baroque
Definitions: The "Phony's"

 

 

     
     
     

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