A Local Mariachi Group Of Musicians History And Music Style

This is a documented study of a topic selected by the student which explores a musician or musicians involved in live music-making in the student’s community and residing within the community. A few examples of such musicians are: a local Mariachi group, a local blues band, a local high school madrigal choir, a local drum and bugle corps, a local church choir, a local folksinger, a local Japanese drum group, a local Hindustani classical music ensemble, etc. The research project is generally described in the text book on pages 365 and 366 as “A third approach…” and “A fourth approach

A research paper of approximately 1,500 words (about six pages of double-spaced, 10 or 11 point type) with documentation and format in MLA style is required

Your paper should be written in complete sentences and should describe your subject’s musical style, history, influence, future plans, repertoire and your personal comments. A recording or photograph or other non-verbal documentation is not required. A detailed grading rubric for this project is provided in the Syllabus area.

For example, here’s a subject that is too broad: Music in Vietnamese Churches in Stockton. An acceptable topic might be: The Use of Traditional Instruments in a Vietnamese Church in Stockton. Many others are possible, but it’s usually worse to pick a topic that is too broad than one that is too narrow. Questions? Email me. And I recommend you submit your project proposals to me ahead of time via email.