Middle School Composition Assignment

This is an assignment given to me by a teacher when I was substituting her orchestra classes for two days. I don’t think she’s mind if I shared this basic composition assignment. I also have some rules for composing floating around in my notes from college…somewhere…whenever I find them I will be sure to share. The third page of this assignment is meant to be for the students’ rough draft, and can be easily copied and adjusted for their final draft. Also, you can go to http://www.blanksheetmusic.net/ to find and create manuscript paper for any classroom project.Composition Assignment pg 1 Composition Assignment - Rough Draft Staves Composition Assignment pg 2

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About Lady Fair

Lady is a musician with a bachelor's degree in music education. She plays multiple instruments and has participated in numerous musical ensembles, giving her a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to use in her teaching career. Of her ensemble participation, she has fifteen years of band experience, nine years choral, and four years in orchestra. Éowyn's primary instrument is clarinet, with voice and piano being close secondary instruments. Throughout her musical education career she studied voice and clarinet simultaneously. In addition to clarinet, piano, and voice, she has also studied violin and oboe at the college level, and also plays recorder, tin whistle, and other instruments in the woodwind family. If you ask her, she will say, "I chose to major in music education because I have a desire to use my knowledge and experience in music to share its beauty and foster a love of music in the hearts of my students. I hope to encourage my students to try their hardest, feel like they have accomplished something, and give them a life long passion for music." Lady currently teaches private lessons on clarinet, sax, flute, oboe, piano, and voice, and recently gained a position teaching orchestra and chorus at a local middle school. She is also a member of the Once Upon a Dream woodwind ensembles.
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