Music of Today
All final papers are due at the time
of the Final Exam (where we will have several presentations)
8: Each Music 8 student will
work in a group of 3 to do a final presentation on a
artist, piece by an artist or composer, narrowly restricted style,
composer, idea. These topics should be:
(An ever-growing, rather random list of artists and
topics can be seen here).
- outside of your previous
knowledge/experience (a broadening of your experience)
- an important aspect/artist of today's
You're welcome to suggest topics/artists/pieces to me to work on, but I
will reserve veto power.
I will assign the groups.
Each group of students will do two and in-class presentations in the
latter half of the term. At a date to be announced, each group will
turn in to me, in electronic form (we'll post these all on the web):
The final presentation
will be half of one class.
- an overview
and introduction to what
you plan to work on
- a list of
have found to work on this project
Each of the final presentations must be accompanied by your notes,
expanded from your talk, in the form of a paper,
submitted to me in hard-copy and electronic format. The final submitted
paper should have a
bibliography/discography. We will discuss more
about this as the class progresses.
It is important that students keep in close touch with me throughout
the term about regarding their progress on these projects. I am
available to help, advise, read, whenever you need me.
IMPORTANT DATE: MAY 7th.
draft of what the presentation will be (detailed outline,
of resources (well documented, cds, recordings, books,
articles, including sources not necessarily from web, and including
sources outside popular journalism)
presentation of progress
A current list of teams, final projects, presentation dates for Music 8
projects (interviews/papers on living composers: Kui Dong) archived here by permission