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Good Afternoon! Please view, respond in writing, then in pairs with your neighbor, and then discuss your findings.

The Importance of Choir – John Rutter

  1. We will be performing Rutter’s “Gloria” as part of our upcoming concert. Please listen to it again now that you’ve heard from the composer and discuss it with a different.
  2. Take a moment to compare Rutter’s “Gloria” with Vivaldi’s “Gloria.” What is common between the two? What is different? Which do you prefer, and why?Do Schools Kill Creativity? – Sir Ken Robertson1. How would you describe the environment at Homer High? Does it nurture the arts? Does it satisfy your needs?
    2. As a follow-up, how does/could it meet your needs?
    3. Picasso said, “All children are born artists. The problem is to remain an artist as we grow up.” Do you agree? Why/why not? Think about small children and how they react to their environment – how do they see the world?
    4. How do you best learn? Auditory (hearing), Visual (seeing), Kinesthetic (doing), Read/Write (text-based). How do you approach dynamic intelligence?The Value of Music Education – Richard Gill1. What do you think about Gill’s estimations of the importance of music education?
    2. Why is open, dynamic creativity important for child development?
    3. “Every child should have access to properly taught music.” Do you agree? Why/why not?
    4. Listen to the clapping patterns. Why do we speed? Why do we get louder?
    5. How is the utilization of nursery rhymes important to music education?

    After these TedTalks have finished, please repeat the process from yesterday. Run through “Gloria,”

    Singing after a double lung transplant – Charity Tillemann-Dick

    1. Describe Charity’s experience to your neighbor. Have you experienced any of the emotions she describes? How did you handle them?
    2. How would you describe your “drive” to sing? Why do you sing? How does it change your outlook on the world?
    3. Think of someone in your life who has supported you in your artistic journey. Please spend the next 20 minutes writing them to thank them for their support. Use anecdotal support in your letter.