AMD3O is a Grade 11 Electronic Music class that follows the Ontario Curriculum. I am teaching the class for the very first time this semester. I have designed a semester plan that covers six units; Analyzing and Understanding Song Structure, Music is Society, Composition and Performance, DJing, Careers in Music and Music-Related Fields, and Live Productions and Events.
This course utilizes technology to understand, create, and record music. Students will be exposed to engineering and recording and will gain exposure to music software, notation programs, sequencing, marketing, and issues of copyright. Students will develop knowledge and skills as they compose, produce, and create music projects using a variety of electronic music resources including samplers, keyboards, and computer software and applications. Projects may include original songs, remixes, mash-ups, film scoring, and deejaying. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues. They will explore college and university programs and career opportunities in various music and media fields. The final project will involve the class producing and hosting a concert to showcase their musical compositions and live performances.
I haven’t been able to find much in the way of resources for this focus class online. So I plan to share mine so teachers who wish to launch this program can have a starting point and resources from which to build their own programs.
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