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Content Provider
Contact Information
Mike Dee
mdee@msmnyc.edu
120 Claremont Avenue
New York, NY  10027
Phone: (917) 493-4514
Program Title
Story of a Composer: George Gershwin
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
This program has not yet been evaluated.
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners
Maximum Number of Participants
none
Minimum Number of Participants
none
Primary Disciplines
Performing Arts Music
Program Description
The 1920s saw a young nation, now free from war, able to develop its own rich culture. Major cities became centers for innovation in music, shunning European classicism for a freedom that was strictly American. It was out of this ideal from which the most well-known of American composers, George Gershwin, emerged. In this program, students will make guided comparisons between the Classical and Jazz idioms and apply these differences to the music of Gershwin within both an historical and social context, gaining exposure to many important works such as Porgy and Bess and Rhapsody in Blue.
Program Format
A Manhattan School of Music teaching artist will lead an interactive presentation.
Objectives
Students will:
- learn to compare and contrast Classical and Jazz styles
- gain exposure to major works by George Gershwin
- explore Gershwin's music from a historical, social, and stylistic context
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
National Arts Learning Standards

Core Standard: Performing, Presenting, Producing

Anchor Standard #4. Analyze, interpret, and select artistic work for presentation.

(MU:Pr4.2.7) a. Explain and demonstrate the structure of contrasting pieces of music selected for performance and how elements of music are used.

(MU:Pr4.2.8) a. Compare the structure of contrasting pieces of music selected for performance, explaining how the elements of music are used in each.

(MU:Pr4.2.C.Ia-IIIa) Analyze how the elements of music (including form) of selected works relate to style and mood, and explain the implications for rehearsal or performance.

Core Standard: Responding

Anchor Standard #7. Perceive and analyze artistic work.

(MU:Re7.2.7) a. Classify and explain how the elements of music and expressive qualities relate to the structure of contrasting pieces. b. Identify and compare the context of music from a variety of genres, cultures, and historical periods.

(MU:Re7.2.8) a. Compare how the elements of music and expressive qualities relate to the structure within programs of music. b. Identify and compare the context of programs of music from a variety of genres, cultures, and historical periods.

(MU:Re7.2.C.Ia-IIIa) Analyze aurally the elements of music (including form) of musical works, relating them to style, mood, and context, and describe how the analysis provides models for personal growth as composer, performer, and/or listener.

Anchor Standard #8. Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.

(MU:Re8.1.7) a. Describe a personal interpretation of contrasting works and explain how creators’ and performers’ application of the elements of music and expressive qualities, within genres, cultures, and historical periods, convey expressive intent.

(MU:Re8.1.8) a. Support personal interpretation of contrasting programs of music and explain how creators’ or performers’ apply the elements of music and expressive qualities, within genres, cultures, and historical periods to convey expressive intent.

(MU:Re8.1.C.Ia) Develop and explain interpretations of varied works, demonstrating an understanding of the composers’ intent by citing technical and expressive aspects as well as the style/genre of each work.

(MU:Re8.1.C.IIa) Develop and support interpretations of varied works, demonstrating an understanding of the composers’ intent by citing the use of elements of music (including form), compositional techniques, and the style/genre and context of each work.

MU:Re8.1.C.IIIa Develop, justify and defend interpretations of varied works, demonstrating an understanding of the composers’ intent by citing the use of elements of music (including form), compositional techniques, and the style/genre and context of each work.

Anchor Standard #9. Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.

(MU:Re9.1.7) a. Select from teacher-provided criteria to evaluate musical works or performances.

(MU:Re9.1.8) a. Apply appropriate personally developed criteria to evaluate musical works or performances.

Core Standard: Connecting

Anchor Standard #10. Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

(MU:Cn10.0.7-8) a. Demonstrate how interests, knowledge, and skills relate to personal choices and intent when creating, performing, and responding to music.

(MU:Cn10.0.C.Ia-IIIa) Demonstrate how interests, knowledge, and skills relate to personal choices and intent when creating, performing, and responding to music

Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical
context to deepen understanding.

(MU:Cn11.0.7-8) a. Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life.

(MU:Cn11.0.C.Ia-IIIa) Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
New York
New York State Learning Standards for the Arts
Standard 1: Creating, Performing, and Participating in the Arts
Students will actively engage in the processes that constitute creation and performance in the arts (dance, music, theatre, and visual arts) and participate in various roles in the arts.
Standard 2: Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources

Students will be knowledgeable about and make use of the materials and resources available for participation in the arts in various roles.
Standard 3: Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art
Students will respond critically to a variety of works in the arts, connecting the individual work to other works and to other aspects of human endeavor and thought.
Standard 4: Understanding the Cultural Contributions of the Arts
Students will develop an understanding of the personal and cultural forces that shape artistic communication and how the arts in turn shape the diverse cultures of past and present society.


New York State Learning Standards for English Language Arts

Standard 1: Language for Information and Understanding
Students will listen, speak, read, and write for information and understanding. As listeners and readers, students will collect data, facts, and ideas; discover relationships, concepts, and generalizations; and use knowledge generated from oral, written, and electronically produced texts. As speakers and writers, they will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language to acquire, interpret, apply, and transmit information.
Standard 3: Language for Critical Analysis and Evaluation
Students will listen, speak, read, and write for critical analysis and evaluation. As listeners and readers, students will analyze experiences, ideas, information, and issues presented by others using a variety of established criteria. As speakers and writers, they will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language to present, from a variety of perspectives, their opinions and judgments on experiences, ideas, information and issues.
Standard 4: Language for Social Interaction
Students will listen, speak, read, and write for social interaction. Students will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language for effective social communication with a wide variety of people. As readers and listeners, they will use the social communications of others to enrich their understanding of people and their views.
Program Length
45 minutes or one regular class period
Program Cost
Point to Point: $200.00
By Request: $200.00
Program Fee Notes
ISDN bridging charges for the network connection test, sound check, and class presentation videoconferences must be assumed by partner school. Please note one exception: Sound check/dress rehearsal charges for the MOVE program will be assumed by Manhattan School of Music.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy Cancellations must be made at least two (2) business days prior to videoconference session. Failure to do so will result in a cancellation fee equivalent to the program fee. Weather Policy In the event of severe, inclement weather preventing a scheduled videoconference session from occurring, Manhattan School of Music and partner will reschedule the conference in a timely manner so that the educational collaboration may continue. Manhattan School of Music and partner agree to notify one another should there be a forecast for severe, inclement weather at their respective location. Please contact Mike Dee at mdee@msmnyc.edu immediately to coordinate appropriate action. Technical Troubleshooting Policy In the event of technical malfunctions or disruptions that arise before or during a scheduled videoconference session due to network carrier(s) services or videoconferencing technologies on the Manhattan School of Music or partner premises, Manhattan School of Music and partner technical support services will make every effort to remedy these issues in a timely, cooperative, and efficient manner so that the scheduled conferences may proceed as scheduled. If it is determined that the session cannot proceed, Manhattan School of Music and partner agree to reschedule the conference in a timely manner so that the educational collaboration may continue.
Is recording allowed?
No

Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, FieldTripZoom, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
Zoom

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