Ensemble Performance on MIDI Keyboards

Ensemble Performance on MIDI Keyboards

Jeffrey Flynn
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Bartlett High School

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Electronic Musical Instruments


High School




MIDI keyboards


35 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

1)Basic ability in reading music notation
2)Basic keyboard skills
3)Ability to assess and evaluate constructively

MENC Standards Addressed:

MENC 2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
MENC 5: Reading and notating music.
MENC 7: Evaluating music and music performances.


Four part chorales written at a suitable level


1) Students will be able to perform a single-line part alone and within the context of a larger ensemble with accurate pitches and rhythm.

2)Students will be able to evalute the performances of other student groups in regards to pitch and rhythmic accuracy.


1)Each student will learn his/her part and perform it alone on a keyboard. (10 min)

2)Each student will perform his/her part with others to complete the four part chorale. (15 min)

3)Each student will evaluate his/her performance as well as that of other students. Evaluation will be based upon accuracy of pitch and rhythm only. (10 min)


Students will be evaluated on pitch accuracy, rhythmic accuracy, and ensemble cohesion. Evaluations will be given by the instructor as well as by the other students.

Follow Up:

Add other musical elements to be assessed (dynamics, phrasing, articulations, etc.)

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