Music in Events

Attend an event in which music plays a large ceremonial, spiritual or religious role.
Describe the event.
What was the purpose of the gathering?
Who was there?
What happened?
What was the atmosphere like?
What type of music was used?
Describe the music in as much detail as you can.
Was it performed live or recorded?
Was it performed by professionals for the attendees to listen to, or did attendees participate in the music-making in any way?
What would this event have been like without music?
Did you have any particular emotional response to the music?
If so, describe what you felt.
Try to describe why you think you felt that way.
Why do you this this particular type of music was chosen for this event?
Can you imagine a different type of music at this event?
How might the atmosphere changed with different music?
What about if there had been no music?

Challenges of introducing new type of music into a curriculum, where this type of music does not exist

Challenges, negatives and positives, and the best ways of introducing western classical music education into a curriculum where it does not exist in that country’s curriculum without loosing the folk music of the country itself.

-It is discussing the challenges and the affordances of introducing a new music and music curriculum in particular to a new nation/country, and educational system where that music does not exist.

We are talking specifically about introducing western classical music and how it can cover or vanish the folk music of the country itself if it is done too much/ or wrong/or/and without a proper study on how to introduce it without loosing the native music of the country itself
-We need examples of good and bad experiments, for example in England where classical music has become too western and there is hardly (if any) English folk music is being taught in the state schools in the UK for example, and many other examples that could be found like maybe north America, Asia or/and any other places. This should be backed-up with studies/books/articles that covered these countries e.g.1-we need examples of some countries that introduced western classical music to its people or education system and lost their music

2-we also need examples of other countries who succeeded in this without loosing their musical identity
So basically it is about:

* How to introduce it

* Why to introduce it

* The best ways of introducing it to the curriculum of a different country that doe’s not have it

* What could be the challenges, implications, and the difficulties culturally, educationally, financially, and/or even religiously in some cases (possibly).

* What could the best ways be to do that etc…

All this should be always backed-up with studies. Quotes from books, articles that have discussed these issues and the examples of the countries that succeeded and the ones that failed because they failed in preserving their folk music and lost their own music.

One very important thing please: this has to show the negative and the positives please so it is balanced between those who succeeded in this sort of implementation of a new music into their cultures and music curricula, and those who lost their own music because they gave so much attention the western classical music and gave no care to their own traditional music and as a consequence lost their traditional music and became too western.

Referencing style should be in footnotes (not in the text, I said there MLA because it says I have to chose something), but I want it in the footnotes please and it should be in this style bellow please:

First name and then family name, ‘title of the work’ (city of publication, publisher, year), page number(s).

Some examples are bellow for how to reference if it is a book, or from an article, or a website etc


Your mission: Design an innovative community engagement program to be performed in Brooklyn in
collaboration with a partnering company that is based or founded in Brooklyn.
The idea is to focus on how you can engage a targeted population (one company’s employees, owners and
customers) with a specific performance. It is to create a program that actively engages the company’s
audience members so that they can participate in the performance and have a meaningful experience.
As musicians, part of our job is to help audience members to have a meaningful experience with the music we
perform—and for many in our audiences, it may be the first time they have experienced a live classical, jazz or
new music performance.
Step 1: Choose one of the performances listed for the Celebrity Series in Boston between Nov. 7-Jan. 30
Read about the program repertoire and make a list of non-musical ideas these pieces suggest or connect to.
This will help as you . . .
Step 2: Choose a partnering Brooklyn company where this performance is going to take place. The company
must be based in (or founded in) Brooklyn. It’s easy to find lists of companies online so read about ones that
interest you—go to the company’s website and read about what they do, how many employees they have, and
think about what kinds of connections you can make between the performance, performers and this company.
Step 3: Design at least 5 creative ways to connect the program to the company’s employees, owners, and
customers. Try to:
• Re-think what a concert is (time, setting, seating, length).
• Re-think the performer / audience relationship—how can they connect and interact?
Think about what types of alternative performances you could bring to the company, and focus on how you
can create interest in advance of the performance. Be creative about ways to engage the company’s
employees, owners and customers.
• NOTE: Do not select beverage, food or music-related companies as we are looking for you to stretch your
imagination and create more inventive partnerships.
• Your rehearsals and concerts are opportunities to build relationships with each community partner.
• Focus on how you can create interest before the “main stage” performance, and how the company’s
employees, owners and customers can be engaged.
For example, if the concert program included fugues and your partnering company were an architectural firm,
here are three possible ways to connect the company with the performance and to create interest before the
1. In the weeks before the performance, launch a contest within the company to draw the structure of a fugue
(as a diagram or building). Have the performers and company CEO choose the winner who will get to
introduce one piece of the program.
2. Have employees submit photos of buildings whose structure suggests a fugue. Anyone who submits a photo
gets a recording of the performers.
3. Add a dance troupe to perform the visual depiction of a fugue as part of the performance.
In terms of the format, write 2 paragraphs and then itemize your 5 engagement ideas:
A. State which performance you’ve chosen from the Celebrity Series roster (list the performers repertoire).
B. State what Brooklyn company you’ve chosen as your community partner and give some background
about the company: what is it product, why you chose them, details about their size and/or scope, what
kind of space they have for possible performance activities, who their customers are, etc.
Detail at least 5 ways to connect the program to the company’s employees, owners, and customers. Number
these 1-5 and for each go into real detail so that it’s clear how each event will work, what will happen, who’s
involved, and what you expect the results and benefits to be

"art" and "entertainment" in rock music

This essay covers four chapters and includes three films and three critical articles. It’s a lot to think about.

Look up “art” and “entertainment” in an online dictionary. Preface your essay with the definitions you have chosen and (of course) cite the dictionary as a source. These do not count in your word total.

Discuss whether you think rock and roll and rock are art, entertainment, or some combination of the two. Illustrate with at least two songs from each chapter that are in different styles. Use all the assigned films you watched and their accompanying critical articles as well. You may, if applicable, substitute songs from the films for songs assigned in the modules, if and only if the songs are heard complete in the films. If you wish to substitute songs by the same artists as those assigned in the modules, you may do that as well. I encourage you to contact me about such unassigned songs, as some may serve your purposes better than others.

You may draw different conclusions about rock and roll, the transitional music in Chapter 6, and rock, and even about different songs. One issue you need to consider is the degree to which longevity matters in determining the degree of art versus entertainment in a song. It’s often thought that art “stands the test of time,” while entertainment may not. Every song you’ve been assigned in the modules has, to some degree, stood the test of time, some more than others. You will likely feel that a song you knew before you took this class has fared better in this regard, and that is reasonable. Regardless, draw your own conclusions about which songs are art, which are entertainment, and which are both.

Following your preface comprised of quoted definitions of terms, begin by stating your case regarding the music we’ve shared and art versus entertainment. Then proceed to the discussion of the songs that support your case. Examples drawn from careful listening to the music are most important (timings of particular moments are great). Lyrics are also important, of course. When relevant, the visual culture that accompanies the music should also be referenced (as in the assigned films and the assigned video of Chubby Checker lip-syncing “The Twist).

What effects did the Reformation have on music and composers in England?

What effects did the Reformation have on music and composers in England?

The essay should have:

– define and provide a historical context for the Reformation

– provide a brief historical introduction to Music in England prior to and after the Reformation – mention the main composers, and focus on one, discussing their oeuvre in detail.

– answer the question above, supporting your argument with musical examples of works by the composer of your choice and key texts: primary sources (e.g. Historical accounts, R. Taruskin)

Musical examples MUST be included in your answer to illustrate and substantiate your arguments. Scores of the works below are copyright free and are available for free download


– The research assignment must conform to the expectations detailed in the AIM Style Guide (Which i will upload it later). This includes layout/presentation, types of resources and referencing (AIM-Harvard style). The AIM-Harvard style stipulates that you must use in-text citations and include a corresponding bibliography. lose marks for poor presentation, unreliable resources and incorrect referencing.

Additional points to consider:

• When answering the question, ensure that you back up your assertions with evidence (e.g.quotes) from your research and examples from the original scores.

• Ensure you cite your sources and list them in your bibliography. Non-citation of sources will be regraded as plagiarism.

Music Analysis essay

this essay,
you need to analyze an entire piece of music, detailing all its formal elements and how they contribute to the composition and its effect, or you may address only those particular analytical points in the music that are relevant to your thesis, for example:
• Relationships or patterns in the music,
• Changes in key,
• Theoretical principles,
• Historical performance standards.
Where necessary, provide examples (usually passages from the score) to
demonstrate, explain, or support your analysis.

Giving Examples from a Musical Score
All music examples given from a score must be numbered and referred to in your text as “see example 1” or “as seen in example 1.” The examples must always have captions either above or below them, and should include the example number, the composer, the title of the piece of music, and the measure(s) you are using, for example:
Example 1. J.S. Bach, French Suite no. 3, Menuet, mm. 1-2.
If the source of information you use throughout your paper does not vary from the first example (such as the composer or piece of music), you need not repeat theinformation in subsequent captions.
Also, all music examples should include clefs, key signatures, time signatures,and any indications of voices or instrumentation.


For each of the 2 essays that you will answer separately, you should plan to write between 1 and 1.5 pages per essay, for a total of 2 to 3 pages.  Your responses should be typed in Times New Roman Font (size 12) with 1-inch margins.

Essay Questions:

1. The 20th century saw a proliferation of styles and genres as composers struggled to find a new musical language to express not only their experiences, but to describe the world around them. Pick 2 of the artists/groups  discussed and comment on their work. What do you like about it? What do you not like? You can feel free to incorporate perspectives from modernist or postmodern composers, The Beatles, or Jazz musicians like Louie Armstrong, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane.

2. You are a good friend of John Cage�s, and he would like to collaborate with you on a piece. He�s left all the artistic decisions up to you. What kind of piece would you write? Describe the piece�s philosophy (i.e. what is it trying to show/prove/argue/disprove?). What kinds of instruments will you use in your piece? Or will there be instruments at all? The answer to this question could involve anything from designing your own graphic notation to outlining the piece�s components in a 1-page response.


Music and cultural impact of the beatles

Critically evaluate the musical and cultural impact of the The Beatles.The essay should focus on the song writing partnership of Lennon and McCartney, the psychedelic experiments (1965/67), and their influential success in the USA.

2000 words.

Music and the Brain

Music and the Brain
Paper instructions:
Literature review
Type: Written Assignment
Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6


Task Description:
Music and the brain
For the topic that you choose:
1. Select at least 10 recent book chapters, journal articles and/or case studies that address issues relating to the topic you have chosen (NOTE: recent means published in the last 10 years).
2. Write the essay in two sections, using the selected articles as references.
Section A (1000 words)
Review the critical points of current knowledge including substantive findings as well as theoretical and methodological contributions to the topic. Write in such a way that you bring the reader up to date with current literature on the topic which shows you have a good understanding of the area and you know the most important issues.
In the introduction, you should identify the topic you have chosen and provide a context for the literature. Point out the history and the trends in the literature you have reviewed and any conflicts in theory, methodology, evidence or gaps in research. Explain the organization of the review and if necessary why you have decided that certain literature is or is not included.
In the body, you should group the types of literature (chapters, journal articles, case studies) according to common areas such as qualitative versus quantitative approaches, the conclusions or the objective of the study/review. Summarize individual studies, chapters or articles with as much or as little detail as you think is significant.
It can be helpful to provide sentences at the beginnings of paragraphs as ‘signposts’ pointing to the main idea being presented and then brief summary sentences throughout the review to articulate your understanding of the comparisons and analyses of the literature.
In the conclusion, you should summarise by highlighting the main contributions of the studies and articles that you have reviewed. Maintain the focus established in the introduction. Evaluate the body of knowledge you have reviewed, pointing out any gaps or inconsistencies in the findings and conclude by addressing your responses to the research outlined in Section B.
Section B (500 words)
Discuss your reaction to your readings for the literature review using the following questions as a guide:
How has researching this subject changed the way you think about the subject? What are the most significant aspects of the research and work in your opinion? What do you consider the most important research and development work in this area recently? Have you noticed any trends and developments emerging over time in this area?

Understanding Opera Funding in Australia: A Comparative Study

Understanding Opera Funding in Australia: A Comparative Study
I would basically like research and structure of the chapters for a dissertation I’m writing, and so would like this essay to be set out in bullet points rather than full sentences, but with the research and structure completed.
The dissertation has 3 chapters:
1.Surveying the operatic landscape in Australia
(this would focus on the structure of the business of opera companies in Australia, and funding models, particularly public funding)
2. Case Study 1: Opera Australia
(this would look at the funding and activities of Opera Australia
3. Case Study 2: Co-Opera
(this would look at the funding and activities of Co-Opera)
The main thing I want to get across with this research is that public funding should be provided for opera in Australia, and that as a result the opera companies have a duty to make opera available to as many tax payers as possible.