Music Technology I Final Project 

Final Project Option 1 - Podcast 

You will create a 8-10 minute podcast on any topic of your choice.

Original Script Introduction and Ending created by you .

Create a musical bed using loops and/or loops you record

Narration must be recorded clearly.

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You only have to select ONE of the final project options listed below.  
Final Project Option 2- Music and Art 

Music and Art Final Project 

Artwork can be a picture, painting, sculpture, etc.  Topic of the Artwork is your choice. 
Music must enhance and/or reflect the artwork you selected. 

20 Loops or more, 5 of the 20 Loops must be original recorded loops using the keyboard.
Sound Effects are not included in the 20 Loops.
Volume Changes Pan Changes
Must be at least 2:00 (2 minutes) in length.

Must write a 1-2 page paper that includes the following: Information about the Painting, sculpture, etc. Why did you select this specific piece of Art. How does the music you created reflect your Art


Both MP3 and paper (Google Docs) must be labeled as Final Project and your initials. 

Final Project Option 3 - Sound Effects Story

Step One
Write an original 10-12 paragraph story OR 3-5 minute movie scene OR 10-12 paragraphs of a short story

Step Two
Finding Words Go through your story/poem and make a list of words that you will need to find sound effects for. Which words would you enhance with sound effects?

Step Three
Finding Sound Effects Garageband ,, Youtube

Step Four
“Telling the Story” Using the sound effects you found for your story/poem “Tell” your story.
Sound effects must be placed in Garageband in the order found in your story.
Leave space in between each sound effect to enhance the telling of the story

Step Five – Music Create music that will enhance your story. 15 Music Loops or more.
Sound Effects are not included in the loop count. They are extra.

Length of file - 2:00 or more
Save File as FINAL PROJECT STORY and Your Initials​

Final Project Option 5 - Movie Music Review

Final Project will count as your final grade for Q4 AND your Final Exam Grade. 
Yes, one assignment, two grades! 
Seniors have until the end of your class exam period to complete this.
NO you do not need to come in for the exam
Period 4 Seniors - Project Due Thursday, June 9, 2022 11:59pm
Period 6 Seniors - Project Due Friday, June 10, 2022 11:59pm

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors have until the end of your class exam period to complete this. 
NO, you do not need to come in the exam
Period 4 Projects due Friday, June 17, 2022 11:59pm
Period 6 Projects due Monday, June 20, 2022 11:59pm 


You will create a Google Slide project giving a detailed review of a movie score.
The movie you select must have nominated for or won on Oscar for Best Original Score.
No other movies will be accepted for this project. 


Project must contain the following: 

50 Slides or more OR a 15 minute podcast
Information about composer

Compositional techniques used by the composer with examples
Embedded scenes from selected movie with explaination of why you are using it

Must talk about how music enhanced movie. Not just "It's good" 

What functions of film music were used with examples
What instrumentation was used in fil with examples
Focus on one scene in the movie and give a detailed analysis of the music used

Final Project Option 6 - Design your own Final Project

You will create a Google Slide presentation on the History of Recorded Media.
This will include all devices and media formats from 1877 Wax Cylinder through and including present day streaming Internet Audio 

Devices that must be included 

  • Phonographic Cylinder
  • Piano Roll 
  • Vinyl Record
  • Reel to Reel 
  • 8-Track Cassette
  • Compact Cassette
  • Compact Disc CD
  • Ipod
  • Cell Phones
  • Streaming Audio


Topics to incude

  • How did each device change how we listen to music?
  • What cultural aspects were affected by each device?
  • How was each device used?  Car, Home, Personal, etc.
  • How was the music industry/musicians affected by each device?
  • Historical Signifcance of each device. 
  • Pros and Cons of each device


Criteria for Final Project 

50 slides or more
Must include pictures - but the picture(s) can't be the only aspect of the slide.  
Must include Videos - but the video(s) can't be the only aspect of the slide
Thing about overall design of presentation. Colors, transitions & how information is presented. 


Final Project Option 4 - History of  Recorded Media

Don't like any of the options above?  Design your own Final Project!

Design your own Final Project - Must be related to music technology or uses music technology

Meet with Mr. Splettstoeszer to discuss and approve your final project.