4th Quarter Solo Project

Kylie Kruize

Solo Recital

Tuesday, May 3rd, 8:45am

1717 40th Avenue South

Fargo, ND

My Song~ Dance Song

My solo is called “Dance Song.” The song is full of quarter notes, half notes, and eighth notes. The song is easy to dance to because it is very catchy.


Speronte’s real name was Johann Sigismund Scholze. He lived from 1705-1750. He was a German composer. Sperontes loved poetry. His music often fit the poetic line. His songs were very popular when he was alive. They are still played today.

Arrangers~ Bruce Pearson & Mary Elledge

Bruce Pearson was born in 1942. He is an internationally known author, composer, clinician, and conducter. He has been nominated for many awards. He has been recognized for his outstounding contribution to music education by being awarded “Midwest Clinic Medal of Honor.” Bruce Pearson has taught elementary, junior high, high school, and levels of college for thirty years. He has led conferences in fifty states of the U.S.A. Bruce Pearson has also been invited to be a guest conducter and clinician throughout Europe, Asia, and Canada.

Mary Elledge was born in Northern Minnesota. She started playing piano at a very youg age. She went to Moorhead State University and the University of Iowa. She has taught public school music. She has taught in Fargo, North Dakota, Rockford, Iowa, and Minneapolis. Mary Elledge has a private piano studio in San Diego, California.

Musical Definitions

Moderato: to preform at a moderate pace

slur: preform (a group of two or more notes) legato

forte: preform loudly

piano: play softly

mezzo forte: moderately loud

crescendo: a gradual increase in loudness in a piece of music

breath mark: it directs a performer when to take a breath in the music

four four time signature: four beats in a measure and four quarter note beats

multiple measure rest: rest silently for multiple measures

tenuto: a note held for its full value or slightly more


I learned and enjoyed a lot with the solo project. It was fun playing my solo. It was a good experience playing with Smart Music. I liked getting to play with others, then playing by myself. It was very reliable learning how to make a brochure on smore.com. It will help me in the future. I learned a lot. For an example, I learned what a tenuto is. I didn’t know before, but now I do. All in all, I learned a lot and had a fun time doing it.

Biography~Kylie Kruize

My name is Kylie. I am twelve years old. I have lived in Fargo my whole life. I have three siblings. My brother, Nathan is eighteen years old. My sister, Hannah is sixteen years old. My little sister, Erin is five years old. My favorite things to do are reading, swimming, and playing volleyball. In the summer I enjoy going to the lake.