It’s almost time for Quaver’s March Music Madness

As a reminder, each week from March 15th to April 2nd, composers from four different musical periods–Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Impressionist–will square off to see who has the ultimate classical piece!

You can find out more information about the competition at QuaverMusic.com/MusicMadness. 

Download a PDF of the bracket to share with your class here

Looking for a new responding activity for your students?

We’ve developed two special worksheets that you can use along with Quaver’s Music Madness!

Let’s dig in to this slam dunk of an activity:

How to access the songs:

  1. Visit QuaverMusic.com and log into your Teacher Account
  2. Click the TEACHER Tab
  3. Click the ClassPlay icon, located on the Teacher Dashboard
  4. Type the song title into the Search Bar

Audio clips of the songs will also be available for you to play right here on the blog!

For Younger Students (K-2)

  • Download and print the worksheet for your students to complete as you listen to the songs each week
  • Students will analyze the songs based on the following elements: mood, dynamics, instrument families, and tempo
  • Fill in the boxes:
    • Mood box – have students draw how the song makes them feel
    • Instrument Families box– have students circle which instruments they hear in the song
    • Dynamics box– have students mark on the scale which dynamic best fits the song
    • Tempo box–have students decide whether the song is slow (largo), fast (presto), or somewhere in between (moderato)
  • Have students rate each song by shading in the stars
  • Collect student worksheets and compare their ratings
  • The piece that receives the most stars wins that round for your class!

Click here to download the worksheet!

For Older Students (3+)

  • Download and print the worksheet for your students to complete as you listen to the songs each week
  • Use the critical thinking questions to guide your students to analyze the pieces
  • Students can respond to each of the questions on the worksheet and then discuss their answers in groups or as a class
  • Have students rate each song by shading in the stars
  • Collect the students worksheets and compare their ratings
  • The piece that students give the most stars to wins that round for your class!

Click here to download the worksheet!


Think you know how the QMunity will vote?

We invite all teachers to submit their brackets at the beginning of the contest! If you end up with a perfect bracket at the end of the competition, you will win a special prize for your avatar! Email Promotions@QuaverMusic.com by March 15th, 2018 with your bracket for your chance to win!

More info will be revealed before the first round of voting starts—so stay tuned and join us for the most musical competition around!

Boom-Chicka-Boom!

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Which piece do you think will come out on top?

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3 thoughts on “A New Response Activity for Every Student!

  • March 14, 2018 at 10:42 am
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    How do we email the bracket? It is not editable.

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    • March 16, 2018 at 10:14 am
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      Hi Carla!

      I would suggest printing it out, filling it out by hand and maybe taking a picture and emailing it. Or using an editing service (if you have one) to enter your own text.

      Whatever is easier!

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  • March 15, 2018 at 7:35 am
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    Hi Quaver Music Madness. My 5th and 6th graders here at Madison-Plains Intermediate had a lot of fun with this. 5th Graders chose Handel in the Baroque bracket, Mozart in Classical, Mussorgsky in Romantic and Satie in Impressionist. In the final they chose Handel /Mozart with a final winner HANDEL. My 6th graders chose Bach in Baroque, Mozart in Classical, Mussorgsky in Romantic, Satie in Impressionist with Mussorgsky and Satie in the final, Mussorgsky winning. Thank you for a wonderful time!

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