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Assignment: Artist Statement

Stage 1: Reflect on an album you find meaningful in your your life. Consider
the time period, place/context, artist, songs (including lyrics, instruments,
etc), and artwork of the album. From there, write your interpretation of each
album aspect listed above. How does each aspect add to the meaning of the
music and the album as a whole? Explain how you use the time period,
place/context, artist, songs and artwork to make your interpretation of the
album.
Stage 2: Using the meaning-making and analyzing you have completed in
stage 1, create a narrative for the artist you have selected. Imagine you are
the artist and youre creating an artist statement to accompany the album.
The artist statement is used to explain how and why he/she made particular
decisions within the album features. In addition, explain how youd like your
listener to view and interact with the album.
Stage 3: Choose a forum or medium to post your artist statement. Consider
the audience you would like to reach and the most effective way to reach
them (ie. blogs, webpages, podcasts, etc.)
M- written narrative with an accompanied forum or medium
A- you will determine the audience based on the artist you select; then you
will be writing and presenting to your audience
P- to inform your audience of the intention of your album. You will make
meaning of the aspects of the album to explain
S- this will exist within the given time and place of the album you choose

Rubric for Artist Statement

Excellent

Competent

Emerging

Textual Evidence

The writing and


presentation uses the
aspects of the album to
make the artist
statement; the album
aspects includes, but is
not limited to, time
period, place/context,
artists, songs, and
artwork

The writing and


presentation begins to
use amount of aspects
of the album to make
the artist statement

The writing and


presentation uses
limited amount of
aspects of the album to
make the artist
statement

Analysis

The writing and


presentation makes
meaning of and draws
on the album aspects to
create the artist
statement. The writing
and presentation clearly
explains how and why
the album aspects make
for your artist statement

The writing and


presentation begins to
make meaning of and
draw on the album
aspects to create the
artist statement. The
writing and presentation
begins to explain how
and why the album
aspects make your artist
statement

The writing and


presentation are
independent of the
album aspects to create
the artist statement. The
writing and presentation
is independent of how
and why the album
aspects make your artist
statement

Audience

The writing and


presentation considers
the audience; You show
an awareness of how to
appeal to your given
audience. The audience
dictates the writing and
the presentations
medium to most
effectively deliver the
purpose of the artist
statement

The writing and


presentation begins to
consider the audience.
You begin to show an
awareness of how to
appeal to your given
audience. The audience
has little influence on
your writing and
presentations medium

The writing and


presentation is
independent of the
audience. Your work is
independent of an
audience. The audience
has does not influence
your writing and
presentations medium.

Purpose

You clearly articulate the


purpose of your artist
statement; It works to
show how the artist
statement works to
supplement the album

You begin to articulate a


purpose for your artist
statement; The artist
statement is limited in its
ability to supplement the
album

Your work exists without


a purpose; The artist
statement is
independent of its ability
to supplement the
album

Situation

Excellent

Competent

Emerging

Your writing and


presentation addresses
the particular
situation/context of your
chosen album

Your writing and


presentation begin to
address the particular
situation/context of your
chosen album

Your writing and


presentation is
independent of a
particular
situation/context of your
chosen album