musical work performed by American

    musical work performed by American

    The purpose of this extra credit is for you to consider the concepts of “American” music


    Write an essay:
    – 250 words minimum/ 500 words maximum (must fit on one side of a single sheet of 8.5 x 11 inch paper–NO FOLDERS just a single sheet)

    – Word-processed (not handwritten) single-spaced 12-point font
    – Put your name on it

    1. Must be about a musical work written and performed by American(s) AFTER the year 2000.

    2. In your essay, discuss the following, in this order:

    Brief Introduction:
    – Background about the piece (date, composer, performer, what category of music this piece represents)
    – Briefly say why you chose this particular work

    Main Body
    – What traits about this work are “American”? (What “American” values is this work promoting?)

    – What did you learn about the artist(s) and about American music from researching and writing this paper?

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