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HS VPA ORM-Slam Dunk Index

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  High School: Visual and Performing Arts

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Choral Music

  • Choral Cultures Around the World (Slam Dunk)  PDF | PPT*
    How does the culture around you influence the way music sounds?

  • Healthy Voice (Slam Dunk)  PDF | PPT*
    How might an understanding of vocal health impact singing performance? 

  • Women of Note: Notable Female Composers for Chorus (Slam Dunk)  PDF | PPT
    How do a composer's life experiences influence her music?



  • Asian Dance (Slam Dunk)

    How could an understanding of Asian dance traditions enhance the audience's appreciation of a live performance?

  • NEW Ballet Revolution: The Influence of the Ballet Russes (Slam Dunk) PDF | PPT* | Schoology Lesson**

          How did the development of the Ballet Russes influence the progression of ballet as an art form?  

  • Careers in Dance (Slam Dunk) 

    What career in dance would best suit my strengths and talents?

  • Dance Composition (Slam Dunk)

    How does a dance choreographer use elements, tools, and effects to convey intent? 

  • Dance Rehearsal (Slam Dunk)  PDF | PPT*

    How does a dance ensemble utilize rehearsal procedures in order to prepare for a production?

  • Latin Dance: The Rhythm of Life (Slam Dunk)  PDF | PPT*

    How has society influenced Latin dance styles and caused each to evolve? 

  • The Language of Dance (Slam Dunk) 

    How does understanding the language of dance increase our proficiency as dancers?


General Music

  • NEW Women in Jazz (Slam Dunk)  PDF | PPT*
    How have women in jazz helped to shape jazz culture?



  • Classical Guitar: History & Composers (Slam Dunk)  PDF | PPT*
    How did the classical guitar become prolific in the world of music?

  • The Eclectic Electric Guitar (Slam Dunk)  PDF | PPT*

    What was the most impactful innovation of the electric guitar?


Instrumental Music

  • Diversity in Orchestras (Slam Dunk)  PDF | PPT*
    How are orchestras creating unity through community engagement?  
  • History of Jazz Ensemble (Slam Dunk)  PDF | PPT*
    How do musicians develop the identity of a musical movement?
  • History of Steel Drum (Slam Dunk)  PDF | PPT*
    How has the invention of the steel drum impacted culture and the music world? 
  • Instrumental Music Careers (Slam Dunk) PDF | PPT*
    What career in instrumental music would best suit my strengths and talents?
  • John Phillip Sousa: March King (Slam Dunk)  PDF | PPT*
    How do our personal experiences impact our creation of music?
  • Maestros Moving Mountains (Slam Dunk)  PDF | PPT*
    How does diverse representation of music conductors impact the orchestral experience? 
  • Shifting the Symphony  (Slam Dunk)  PDF | PPT*
    How has the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra maintained relevance in Baltimore's changing culture?


Music Theory

  • Influential Music Theorists (Slam Dunk)  PDF | PPT*
    How have music theorists contributed to advancements in music?
  • Music through the Ages (Slam Dunk)  PDF | PPT*
    How do history, society, and culture influence the creation and performance of music?



  • Diversity in the World of Piano (Slam Dunk)  PDF | PPT*

    How are biographical, social, cultural and historical influences reflected in a musician's work?

  • Evolution of Keyboard Instruments (Slam Dunk)  PDF | PPT*

    How have keyboard instruments evolved over time? 

  • Women of Note: Notable Female Composers for Piano (Slam Dunk)  PDF | PPT*

    How do a composer's life experiences influence her music? 


Visual Arts

  • Groundbreaking Artists (Slam Dunk)  PDF | PPT*

    How do historical context and personal experience influence artistic voice?