Writing in Secondary Music

I created the following assignments to incorporate constructive response writing in my secondary music ensembles. Most refer to the S.W.A.G. format, which is Southwestern’s district-wide writing formula for constructive responses. They can easily be adapted to other formats, such as R.A.C.E. and “Yes MA’AM!”

Music Advocacy

Practicing and Rehearsing

Technical Articles

  • Band Intonation (uses sources material by W. Fancis McBeth and Chip De Stephano)

Recording Critiques with Listening Guides

Composers, Music History, Etc.

Repertoire-Specific

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