Guidelines and Expectations
In 8th grade General Music, the students will continue to build on their previous musical experiences. This class meets every other day for a semester. The grade you earn in this class will be part of your overall school average; the work you do here will matter as much as the work in your other classes.
Materials Needed for Class:
¯ A dedicated folder for handouts, worksheets, projects, etc.
¯ A pencil or pen
¯ A Listening Journal: A spiral notebook or section of binder (with loose-leaf) or composition notebook
¯ Headphones (ear buds)
¯ Be on Time – 3 lateness during a marking period = detention
¯ Respect the teacher, all students, all equipment, and yourself
¯ Come prepared for class. Be responsible for yourself.
¯ No food, gum, or drinks
¯ Most Importantly: Have Fun Through Working Hard!
We will be covering a variety of topics this semester including, but not limited to:
(Please note that units are subject to change)
¯ Music and Pop Culture
¯ History of Popular Music
¯ Careers in Music
¯ Movie Soundtracks/Film Scoring
¯ Digital Music & Music Technology
50%: Class Projects & Individual Assignments
20%: Listening Journals (will be checked periodically)
30%: Participation, Attitude, Effort, and Coming to Class Prepared!
All projects will be completed during class time. Students will be given ample time to work on their assignments. If a project/assignment cannot be completed in the allotted time, then the students will be expected to finish at home or on their own time.