Demonstration of Kansas Music Teacher Standards
Kansas Music Standard #4: The teacher of music has skills in reading and writing music.
- The teacher can develop and use criteria for evaluating and selecting materials for reading and writing musical compositions.
Reading, writing and arranging music is just the basic principals a music educator should be able to do. By having a stronmg foundation in these areas, will set the standard for how ggod your program will be. For example, when choosing literature for you ebsemble to play, if you can not dechiper all that is good on within the music, how can you expect you students to learn and appropriatly know the music - a music program is as good as its director. Being able to navagate your way through the music leads to good lesson planning and classroom management tools, which help lay foundations to solid and well rounded programs.
- The teacher conducts from a variety of scores, reading multiple staves, transpositions, clefs, and contemporary notation.
- The teacher performs music notation at sight vocally and instrumentally.
- The teacher notates music from aural sources
As a beinging composer and arranger I begin to noticing habits and or tendancy other composer do, such as form structure, chord usage, rhythmic context, then I begin implementing those techniques in my writing. When one knows what good music sound like, the ability to borrow, and make that style your own becomes apparent. For instance, being a Drum Corp International fan, my ear has began noticing what make a good corp stand alone from others, so when ask do compose for the high school where I worked, I began utilizing those techniques that the good corps use, in incorparated those into my writing. By doing this, I am taking ideas and concepts that many students may never know, and making it accesibale to them. From this i can also use the arranging in composing strategies as teaching tools as well.
The Below link, is a video of me playing percussion excerpts from a percussion studio recital. The excerpts gave we a detail approach of what it takes to be a professional percussionist playing at the orchestral level. In working these excerpt the my touch on the instrument also develop, and the knowledge I gain was substantial.
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