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Recording Our Future
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Frederick Leighton Elementary School
1 Buccaneer Blvd.
Oswego, New York 13126
315-341-2700
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Recording Our Future
SUNY Oswego/OMS- Project Smart

                  

 

 

 

 

What is Recording Our Future?

"Recording Our Future", project name for the partnership between Oswego Middle School and SUNY Oswego, allows OMS students to experience music through the use of audio recording and technology.  Students and faculty from SUNY Oswego will work with OMS music classes as they create their recordings, learn about various aspects of the music business, and discovers some career options for their future. OMS students will take a field trip to SUNY Oswego where they will tour the facilities, meet with faculty, and take part in meaningful musical activities. SUNY Oswego faculty members and students will also present topics in class. The culminating activity for this project is a CD release party. Students will create original recordings, learn how to create and market their album, and present their album at a student run concert. This project will run in the fall and spring semesters at OMS. Please email or call Mrs. Myers at pmckenne@oswego.org or 341-2300.

What's new this year?

The 8th grade music classes will form a record label called Buc Records. Each class will contain a number of "bands". Each band will compose and record an original song to be used on the CD and create their own marketing materials. The CD release party will be a student run event. Students are in charge of creating the music for the event, getting the food for the reception, and putting on the show for the event.

The CD release party, formerly teacher run, will now be run by the students. Each class will have a representative from their record label at the event to act as MC (master of ceremonies). There will be students to run the sound, lights, hand out programs, and run the reception.

We have added new software and hardware. Students will now be able to use Abelton Live to create their musical compositions in addition to ProTools. Live offers a different type of recording that is very similar to Garage Band. Thanks to SUNY Oswego's Project Smart, we now have 3 Ipads to use in the classroom as well.

 

Learning Outcomes:

1-Career study- Students will explore career options in music that can be full or part time. They will experience performing, composing, recording, video sound track creation, foley artist (sound effects), theater sound, and voice acting.

2- Musical elements- through project based learning, students will learn about pitch, rhythm, dynamics, harmony, timbre, and musical form.

3- Theory- through project based learning, students will learn about scales, chords, bass lines, and how to read a lead sheet (melody and chord changes).

4- Technology-Students will be able to successfully work with musical recording programs such as ProTools, Abelton Live 8, and Garage Band. They will learn about signal flow and how to connect their musical instruments for recording.

5- Time management and communication skills- through project based learning, students working in groups will learn to collaborate and share ideas with each other. Students will have to listen critically to each other and work together to achieve a common goal- finishing the project successfully. Students will have to finish their project in the time allowed. They will have to monitor their progress and decide whether they need to spend time outside of class to make their project deadlines.

6- Listening and writing skills- through written activities such as the listening log and song map, students will be able to listen to music critically and be able to formulate written responses to musical questions.



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Related Files
    pdf Article in paper (pdf file - 2.29 MB)
    Article about the recording project in the Oswego paper

    wav Emma Easter (wav file - 5.05 MB)
    garage band recording from field trip

    wav Lauren B. , Maddy R. (wav file - 6.03 MB)
    student garage band recordings

    wav Nate Ahart, Aaron Latulip (wav file - 12.11 MB)
    student garage band recordings

    wav Selena Rangal (wav file - 19.77 MB)
    garage band recording

    wav Tiana Moxley (wav file - 6.14 MB)
    garage band recording

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Related Links
    » suny field trip pictures
    from my teacher page




Mrs. McKenney-Myers
Oswego Middle School
Mark Fitzgibbons Drive
Oswego, NY 13126
341-2300 x8701