This assignment is intended to allow you to find information on any composers, performers, teachers, etc. that you find interesting. You can choose ANYONE you like, so long as they are or have been involved in some aspect of music-making. Follow the directions on Moodle in order to complete these assignments. TWO (2) of these completed reports are required to get full credit for this assignment. Listed below are some additional guidelines.
Guidelines for Composer/Performer Reports
1. Choose someone you find interesting in the world of music. All types of music and musicians are fair game including, but not limited to, classical, popular, folk, or any type of world music. If you have a question about the person you have chosen to research, ask the instructor.
2. Yes, you may use Wikipedia and other internet sources like www.allmusic.com for your research, but you must use AT LEAST ONE OTHER SOURCE IN ADDITION TO WIKIPEDIA. If the person you are researching is a local musician, you can also include personal interviews as a way to obtain information.
Full name of the composer or performer you are researching:
Response is requiredDate of birth and death (if applicable) for this person:
Response is requiredCountry and State/Province of birth:
Response is requiredWere his or her parents musicians? Yes NoQuestion #5
If so, what were their instruments/professions?
Response is requiredWhat types or genres of music has this person been active in? If this person has changed musical styles during their career, please include those styles.
Response is requiredBriefly explain why you chose to research this person.
Response is requiredWhere did this person go to college (if applicable)? What was his or her major?
Response is requiredWhere did this person go to high school?
Response is requiredWas he or she involved in music at a young age? If so, how?
Response is requiredFirst professional position this person held as a composer/performing artist?
Response is requiredName and date of the earliest known work by this person.
Response is requiredName and date of the most recent work by this person.
Response is requiredWho does this person credit as musical influences?
Response is requiredHave you ever been to a live performance(s) by this person or a performance of his or her compositions? If so, give the date and location of one of those performances.
Response is requiredHas this person written any books or articles about his or her life or music? If so, name one.
Response is requiredHas this person had any books or articles written about his or her life or music? If so, name one.
Response is requiredWhere could someone else find sheet music or recordings by this person? If you name a website, include the complete address.
Response is requiredName one other composer or performer this person has influenced.
Response is requiredName some of the awards or honors this person has earned (if applicable).
Response is requiredName one thing that most people do not know about this person.
Response is requiredInclude the names of the sources you used in completing this form. If you name a website, include the complete add