The Composer Essay is used as a replacement for a missed performance. It is not a punishment for missing a performance, it is an a opportunity for students to make-up the missed performance grade.
Students will need to write a 1 page typed essay on one of the following
composers. You should use the Internet to find your information. Most sites will
have some short musical excerpts along will all the info you will need. Include the
address of all the sites you got information from. Below are some facts you
should include in your essay.
1, Composer dates (born – died)
2, Major works (important compositions)
3, Country of birth
4, Jobs held if any.
5, Important world events that affected the composer and his work.
Essay's should be at least one full page, single spaced, with a font no larger
than 12. Computers are available in the band room with Internet access, Microsoft word, and
Composers you can choose from.
- Gustav Mahler
George Frideric Handel
Franz Joseph Haydn
- Antonio Lucio Vivaldi