In this assessment, students watch a video of their ensemble performing a piece of music they are currently studying and critique their own performances.
Students will identify strengths and weaknesses and make suggestions for improvement. After reviewing the recording and making notes on a work sheet, each student will write a critical analysis of the performance. The teacher will also assess the performance and each student’s critique and then share both with students to enhance their perceptual, descriptive, and analytical skills in music.
The teacher will need to identify a colleague, a parent volunteer, or an older student to film the ensemble performing an excerpt from a piece of music currently being studied in class. The teacher will also need to identify which part of the piece should be performed and ensure that the selection fairly represents all parts of the ensemble equally and comparably.
This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.
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