The MYP Framework
Music in the MYP gives students access to musical experiences that allow for the development of thinking skills, intuitive skills, practical abilities, communication and the ability to relate to others. Engagement with existing and emerging music from the local community and from around the world allows students to understand the significance of music to the cultures of the world and, by engaging in practical work, to develop understanding of how the act of making music is a significant and universal aspect of human expression.
The Unit Statement
Aesthetics are influenced by social histories and heritage and the innovation of genre.
The Unit Questions
Factual— What role does genre play in creating aesthetics?
Conceptual-- How do social histories and heritage influence the innovation of genre?
Debatable— Does genre dictate beauty?
JAZZ MUSICIAN PRESENTATION
Your task is to create a presentation to inform the class about two notable Jazz musician. You should include the following information about your musician:
Summative Assessment Quiz
You are a Good Samaritan and are helping your local community center to raise much needed funds. You have been asked to create two rounds of Jazz trivia to contribute to a fundraising trivia night. Your questions should demonstrate a wide knowledge of Jazz history, styles, musicians, music theory and at least 5 musical examples (but not limited to), one of which needs to be performed live. The Jazz quiz will be held in class on Thursday 30th March and will have each group trying to test each other’s knowledge!
Key Concept – Aesthetics
In the arts, the concept of aesthetics is perceived differently around the world and across cultures. Aesthetics does not only address the rules and principles of beauty but should also include cultural perspectives and perception through the senses.
Related Concepts – Innovation
Related Concepts – Genre
Global Concept – Orientation, Time and Space
Criterion A: Knowing and understanding
i. demonstrate knowledge of the art form studied, including concepts, processes, and the use of appropriate language
ii. demonstrate knowledge of the role of the art form in original or displaced contexts
iii. use acquired knowledge to inform their artwork.
Criterion B: Developing skills
i. demonstrate the acquisition and development of the skills and techniques of the art form studied
ii. demonstrate the application of skills and techniques to create, perform and/or present art.
Criterion C: Thinking Creatively
. develop a feasible, clear, imaginative and coherent artistic intention
ii. demonstrate a range and depth of creative-thinking behaviors
iii. demonstrate the exploration of ideas to shape artistic intention through to a point of realization.