-This powerpoint and accompanying worksheet presents a lesson on performance mediums for upper elementary/middle school music classes.
-I use the term “performance medium” instead of ensemble because it allows for the inclusion of electronic music. It also allows for the connection to mediums in art.
-The fully editable powerpoint and worksheet allow for an introduction to 7 different mediums, their typical instrumentation, and typical music styles using still photos and links to youTube clips of each medium.
-After this lesson, teachers can assess students’ ability to (1) aurally identify mediums, (2) identify the typical instruments/music styles of specific mediums, and/or (3) identify mediums/instruments in other teacher chosen examples (not included.)