The Musicianship Points project is my version of homework. This is to ensure that students are finding a way to thoughtfully integrate music into their daily lives. Fifty (50) points total are due by the end of each quarter. This project is worth 25% of the final grade, and repeats every quarter. Below you will find all of the forms needed to complete this task.
Musicianship Point Card
This sheet is used to keep track of points accrued throughout the quarter. There is a chart with three columns: one for the date that the task was completed (month/day), one for the task itself (listening survey, extra practice, etc.), and one for the number of points earned through that task. Also on this sheet is a list of tasks to complete in order to earn points, and how many points each task is worth. At the bottom of the point card, when it is filled out and ready to turn in, be sure to list the student's name, student's signature, a parent/guardian's signature confirming that all tasks were completed, and the date. If a student wishes to turn in a completed project early, they are welcome to do so. If the required fifty (50) points is exceeded, the extra points can roll over into the next quarter, ending only at the end of the school year in spring (for example, if a student earns 75 points, then they may start the next quarter with 25 points already completed).
Music Listening Survey
This sheet is meant to accompany a music listening session. If a student listens to a song (of any genre, music is music), then they can fill out this survey and turn it in to me. Based on the quality of answers (basic or thoughtful, correct grammar and spelling, etc.), each survey can earn up to five (5) points. Listen to a song, fill out the survey, and turn in to me immediately. I will grade it, determine how many points have been earned, and return it to the student. It is then the student's responsibility to list it on their Musicianship Point Card.
Concert Critique Assignment
This sheet is meant to be filled out after a student has attended a live concert (again, any genre because music is music), or watched a concert online. Like the Music Listening Survey, it is to be filled out and turned in to me immediately. Based on the quality of the answers, each critique can earn up to ten (10) points. Once the critique is turned in to me, I will grade it, determine how many points have been earned, and return it to the student. It is then the student's responsibility to list it on their Musicianship Point Card.
Practice or Creativity Log
This form is meant to keep track of any music-making that is happening outside of school. Practicing any instrument, singing along to the radio, writing music, or practicing the music we are working in class are all activities that can go onto the practice log. Simply keep track of how much time was spent making music, and points can be earned based on how much time. This will be turned in at the end of the quarter with the Musicianship Point Card.