Quaver’s Music Madness 2021

The QUARTERFINAL ROUND is set! 

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See the QUARTERFINAL ROUND matchups in the bracket below:

This year, from March 1st to March 22nd, songs from four different categories (and found in the Quaver Curriculum!), square off to see which song comes out on top.

Ready to participate? Watch the video below to learn more from QuaverEd’s Emily Hopkins or read the directions below.

How to participate in Quaver’s March Music Madness:

  • Visit QuaverMusic.com/MusicMadness to cast your vote in the quarterfinal round, from March 1st to March 7th. Each matchup winner will be announced before the Semifinal round begins, March 8th.
  • Students are permitted to cast their own individual votes or you can submit a vote on behalf of a class!
  • Each of the four categories (Recorder, Instrumental, Vocal, and Body Percussion) have two song remaining.
  • All songs are available as an audio playlist in Resource Manager by searching “March Madness.”
  • Use the provided worksheets to analyze the contenders in your class (also found in Resource Manager by searching “March Madness”)
  • Join us each week to vote on your favorites—and on March 22nd, the winner will be revealed on the QuaverMusic.com Facebook page and right here on the blog (you may want to bookmark this post!)

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!

How to access the songs and worksheets:

  1. Visit QuaverMusic.com and log into your Teacher Account.
  2. Click the TEACHER Tab
  3. Click the Resource Manager icon, located on the Teacher Dashboard
  4. Search “March Madness” in the Search Bar and pull up the audio playlist and worksheets!

For Younger Students (K-2)

  • Download and print the worksheet, found in Resource Manager, 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.
  • The piece that receives the most stars wins that round for your students/class!

For Older Students (3+)

  • Download and print the worksheet, found in Resource Manager, 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.
  • The piece that students give the most stars to wins that round for your class/students!

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We hope you’re excited about this year’s competition! We can’t wait to see who comes out on top! 

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