CU Topics for Music

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Culminating Unit (CU) Topics for Music AMU3O

Research and create and informative project about one musical genre. Select an artist, composer of band who writes, performs or records this genre. Select a Canadian artist, composer of band who writes, performs or records this genre.

Your Music CU format could be a:

  1. pamphlet
  2. Student examples: "Jazz Music" by Alexandra, "Indie Pop music" by Michelle and "Classic Rock" by Ryan, "Jazz Music" by Shay.
  3. posterboard
  4. Powerpoint
  5. Radio interview using GarageBand
  6. Speech
  7. Video about your genre
  8. essay (at least 5 paragraphs)
    Paragraph 1- introduction
    Paragraph 2 - music genre explained
    Paragraph 3 - artist who performs this genre of music
    Paragraph 4 - Canadian artist who performs this genre of music
    Paragraph 5 - conclusion

Topics Chosen by Students

Students have selected an unfamiliar music genre, an composer or musician who writes, performs or records this genre of music and a Canadian artist who writes, performs or records this genre of music.

Student Name | Genre | Artist | Canadian Artists

  1. ? - Jazz + Ella Fitzgerald + Oscar Peterson

Student Exemplars of Music CUs

Music Genre

Transfer these links

  1. Aboriginal- Canadian (First Nations, Inuit, Métis), American, Indigenous Australian music)
  2. alternative rock
  3. Bhaṅgṛā
  4. baroque
  5. bebop
  6. barbershop
  7. big band
  8. black music
  9. bluegrass
  10. blues
  11. calypso
  12. Catholic
  13. celtic
  14. chance (aleatoric)
  15. Chinese
  16. Christian
  17. classical (timeline of Classical music composers) (Classical music era)
  18. country
  19. disco
  20. dixieland
  21. drum and bass (jungle)
  22. electronic
  23. electronic dance
  24. electronica
  25. folk (folk song), Canadian examples: Ian and Sylvia Tyson
  26. folk rock
  27. funk
  28. glam rock
  29. gothic rock
  30. gospel, Canadian gospel, examples: George Beverly Shea, Toronto Mass Choir
  31. gregorian chant
  32. grunge
  33. heavy metal
  34. hip hop
  35. hip hop (Christian)
  36. Indian
  37. Islamic
  38. jazz
  39. jazz fusion
  40. Jewish
  41. Kwaito
  42. Kwela
  43. Latin American
  44. medieval
  45. neoclassicism (movie and TV theme)
  46. new wave
  47. psychedelic
  48. pop (popular)
  49. protest
  50. punk
  51. rap
  52. reggae, History of Reggae in Canada, History of Reggae in Toronto
  53. renaissance
  54. rocksteady
  55. romantic
  56. R & B (Rhythm and Blues), Rhythm and Blues in Canada
  57. rock and roll
  58. ska
  59. swing
  60. techno
  61. Zulu

Canadian Composers and Musicians

Music Awards

Past Topics Chosen by Students

  1. Reggae + Bob Marley + Chester Miller
  2. R & B + Marvin Gaye + The Weekend or Toya Alexis?
  3. Jazz + Joe Pass + Peter Appleyard
  4. bluegrass + Ralph Stanley (of the Stanley Brothers) + The Abrams Brothers
  5. Alternative Rock + The Neighbourhood + Purity Ring
  6. Music from India + ? + ?
  7. Country, Willie Nelson, Hank Snow
  8. Hip Hop + De La Soul + Madchild
  9. Country + Steve Earle + Dean Brody
  10. Dixieland + Dixieland All-Stars + La Vie En Rose
  11. Folk Rock music + Gate + The Band
  12. Blues + Robert Johnson + David Gogo
  13. R&B + James Brown + Tory Lanez
  14. House Music + Laid Back Luke + ? (Canadian)
  15. Medieval music + Perdigon + Tafelmusik
  16. Jazz + John Coltrane + Oscar Petterson
  17. Baroque + Johann Sebastian Bach + Glenn Gould