Classical Music

Classical Music
Unit 5 Exam
Classical Music
Use this document to help you demonstrate important concepts and skills from the unit.
Part 1: Directions
1. Create a 7 slide powerpoint presentation about one of the following topics:
a. Forms of music that developed in the Classical Period & Classical Style.
b. Joseph Haydn
c. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
d. Ludwig van Beethoven
e. The orchestra
After selecting your topic, review the material in the unit as well as the study guides for relevant information. Then do the following to create the presentation:
DIRECTIONS: (IF YOU CHOSE)“A. Forms and Style of Classical Music”
1. Slide 1: Title Slide – Include your name, section, and chosen topic
2. Slide 2:Intro. & Style Slide – Presentation introduction, and information about Classical style.
a. Describe the major characteristics of the Classical style.
3. Slide 3:Symphony Slide – Information about the creation of the symphony.
a. Define a symphony.
b. Identify the four movements of a Classical period symphony.
4. Slide 4:String Quartet Slide – Information about the creation of the string quartet.
a. Define a string quartet.
b. Provide information about string quartets in the Classical period
5. Slide 5:Serenade and Divertimento Slide – Information about serenade & divertimento.
a. Define a serenade & divertimento.
b. Provide information about their use in the Classical period.
6. Slide 6:Sonata Form Slide – Information about Sonata Form.
a. What is it? When was it used in the Classical Period?
b. Provide information about the essential parts of this form.
7. Slide 7: Conclusion Slide or Wrap-Up – Summary information to conclude the presentation.

DIRECTIONS: (IF YOU CHOSE)“B.-D. Composers of Classical Music” (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven)
1. Slide 1: Title Slide – Include your name, section, and chosen topic
2. Slide 2:Background Slide – Presentation introduction, and information about Composer.
a. Describe why you selected this composer.
b. What are some important facts about their background?
3. Slide 3:Importance Slide – Information about why the composer is important to this unit.
a. What are some of the key points about this composer for which they are known?
4. Slide 4:GeneralMusic Slide – Information about some of their most important music.
a. Describe their involvement with music. What did they do? Who did they compose for?
b. Provide any supporting information as it relates to the Classical period
5. Slide 5:Specific Music Slide – Information about some of their most important music.
a. Describe their music specifically, listing the names of some important compositions.
b. Provide any supporting information as it relates to the Classical period
6. Slide 6:Your Choice Slide – Information about the composer not yet mentioned – You may use this slide in another position of your choosing. (For instance: if you wanted to speak more about their background, music, or importance – you could add to that section).
7. Slide 7: Conclusion Slide or Wrap-Up – Summary information to conclude the presentation.

DIRECTIONS: (IF YOU CHOSE)“E. The Orchestra”
1. Slide 1: Title Slide – Include your name, section, and chosen topic
2. Slide 2:Intro. &Orchestra Slide – Presentation introduction, and information about the Orchestra.
a. What is an orchestra? Why are they important?
3. Slide 3:String & Woodwind Slide – Information about the sections.
a. Why are these instruments grouped together?
b. What instruments belong in that section?
4. Slide 4:Brass & Percussion Slide– Information about the sections.
a. Why are these instruments grouped together?
b. What instruments belong in that section?
5. Slide 5:Baroque to Classical Slide – Information about orchestra development.
a. How large was an orchestra at this time?
b. What changes happened in the orchestra as time went on?
6. Slide 6:Romantic to Modern Slide– Information about orchestra development.
a. How large was an orchestra at this time?
b. What changes happened in the orchestra as time went on?
7. Slide 7: Conclusion Slide or Wrap-Up – Summary information to conclude the presentation.
GRADING RUBRIC: (60 points)
The presentation will be graded as follows:

Slide 1: (Subtract up to 5 points if not included or missing information).
Slide 2: (10 points)
0-2 points 4 points 6 points 8 points 10 points
Little to no introduction and information. Little to no support or graphics. Poor introduction and information. Poor support or graphics. Fair introduction and information. Fair support or graphics. Good introduction and information. Good support or graphics. Excellent introduction and information. Excellent support or graphics.

Slide 3-6: (40 points – 10 points each page)
2 points 4 points 6 points 8 points 10 points
Little to no information. Little to no support or graphics. Poor information. Poor support or graphics. Fair information. Fair support or graphics. Good information. Good support or graphics. Excellent information. Excellent support or graphics.

Slide 7: (10 points)
2 points 4 points 6 points 8 points 10 points
Little to no conclusion or summary. Little to no support or graphics. Poor conclusion or summary. Poor support or graphics. Fair conclusion or summary. Fair support or graphics. Good conclusion or summary. Good support or graphics. Excellent conclusion or summary. Excellent support or graphics.

Note: A bonus of up to five points will be awarded for presentations that contain elements that go above and beyond, but the overall grade will not be allowed to exceed a perfect score of 60 points.