Movie Music Composition ProjectElizabeth Caldwell - Organized Chaos
This movie music unit is a great way to engage upper-elementary and middle school students and get them composing, listening, analyzing, and thinking about music. Students explore the importance of music and sound in film, learn about different music jobs within the film industry focusing on Foley artists and score composers, and add their own sound effects and soundtrack to a short film. This project can be done in a variety of ways to suit your classroom needs, including individual assignment, small group work, or full class activity. There are several components that can be taught separately or together so you can pick and choose what you want to include.