Developing composition and creativity skills is a great way to engage students in artistic literacy as well as exercise students’ ability to imagine, investigate, construct, and reflect. In our increasingly multi-media age, these meta-cognitive activities are critical to student learning and achievement across the arts and other academic disciplines.
This composition project asks students to create a 16 measure piece for piano with four phrases that demonstrate the principles of repetition, variation, and contrast.
MU:Cr2.1.C.1b Identify and describe the development of sounds or short musical ideas in drafts of music within simple forms (such as one-part, cyclical, or binary).
MU:Cr3.1.C.Ia Identify, describe, and apply teacher provided criteria to assess and refine the technical and expressive aspects of evolving drafts leading to final versions.
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