Your project must be submitted as a Word document (.docx, .doc). Your project will be individually graded by your instructor and therefore will take up to a few weeks to grade. Be sure that each of your files contains the following information: Your name Your student ID number The lesson number Your email address To submit your graded project, follow these steps: Go to http://www.pennfoster.edu. Log in to your student portal. Click on Take Exam next to the lesson you’re working on. Follow the instructions provided to complete your exam. Be sure to keep a backup copy of any files you submit to the school! Assignment Composers For this project, you’ll answer ten questions about composers from seven of the periods you studied throughout your course. You will submit one essay that covers all seven composers. You must select one composer from each of the following periods to research: Medieval and Renaissance Periods Francesco Landini Thomas Weelkes Tielman Susato The Baroque Era Johann Pachelbel Barbara Strozzi Arcangelo Corelli The Classical Era Christoph Willibald Gluck Marianne Martinez William Billings The Romantic Era Louis Moreau Gottschalk Arthur Sullivan Modest Mussorgsky The Early Twentieth Century Manuel de Falla Charles Griffes Francis Poulenc American Innovations in the Arts Danny Elfman W.C. Handy Zez Confrey Twentieth Century Internationalism Tan Dun Tania Leon Ali Akbar Khan Questions Once you’ve selected the seven composers you’d like to research, you’ll need to research the answers to the following ten questions for each composer: What are the years of the composer’s birth, and, where applicable, death? Where was the composer born? Where did he/she compose (if different than birthplace) What musical training did the composer receive, if any? Does/did the composer play any instruments? If so, what instrument(s) is the composer most well-known for playing? Which genre(s) did the composer contribute to? If he or she contributed to multiple genres, where did he or she make the greatest impact? Who were the composer’s influences or teachers? In what ways is the composer’s work characteristic of his or her time period? What are some of the composer’s most famous works? What challenges, if any, did the composer face that may have affected his or her work What is innovative about the composer’s work? You’ll then write a 1,000 to 1,200 word essay consisting of an introduction, one paragraph about each composer, and a conclusion. You will need to find at least one source, from the Internet, a library, or elsewhere for information for this assignment. Be sure to use reputable sources when searching for information on your selected composers. The Penn Foster Virtual Library is a good place to start for information on resources, citations, and references for this assignment. Visit the Music Appreciation Page in the Penn Foster Virtual Library. Answer each question using complete sentences. Cite all sources using APA format. Answer the questions in essay format; do not answer them in list format. Writing Guidelines Your paper must be 1,000-1,200 words written in essay format. Type your graded project using Microsoft Word or a similar program. Use 1-inch margins and double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font. Use proper MLA formatting. Include a works cited page in APA style. On this page, list websites, journals, and all other references used in preparing the submission. Also, include a cover page and in-text citations. Grading Rubric Your project will be graded according to the following rubric: Skill Realized A 100-90 Skill Developing B 89-80 Skill Emerging C 79-70 Skill Not Shown F 69-0 Organization The student clearly identifies which seven composers are discussed in the project. Each correct composer is worth 5 points. 35–33 33–31 31–30 29–0 Ideas and Content The student clearly explains and answers all ten questions for each selected composer. Paragraphs are composed in essay format. The ideas are fully developed, and there are no logical fallacies. 30-26 26-24 24-21 21-0 APA Citation and References The student includes correct in-text citations for all source material and appropriately used paraphrase, summary, and direct quotation. Reputable sources are used as in-text citations throughout the project A References page using APA style is included and properly formatted and documents all sources used within the text. 10-9 9-7 7-6 6-0 Grammar, mechanics and sentence structure The writer uses correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure. The writer makes correct word choices, de- fines unfamiliar terms, and conveys a clear message. The writer has edited and proofread the essay. 15–13 13-11 10–8 8–0 Format The writer met the required length (1,000– 1,200 words), used the assigned font and margins, and included a title page. 10-9 8–7 7–5 5–0
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