Little Piece

4th quarter project

Discovery Middle School

Monday, May 2nd, 10:30am-12:30pm

1717 40th Avenue South

Fargo, ND


I liked learning about my song and what the vocabulary meant. I liked playing my song because it sounded slow and sad until I got to play it more than once, and I liked how I knew all the notes and how to play them at the same time. I liked how we got to make the flyer and use smart music with a friend or whoever else picked the same song as you. I also liked getting to learn lots about my composer and arranger.

Jillian Wichman

I'm a 6th grader at Discovery Middle School. I play the clarinet. my family consists of an older sister Abby, my mom Stacie,my dad Chris and Drew(moms boyfriend). I have 2 dogs one is Sophie she's a Black lab Collie mix and my other dog is Lincoln he is an American Eskimo.

Composer-Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann,was born June 8th, 1810 and died July 29th, 1856. He was a German influential music composer. He studied in law and left it to persue his career as a pianist. Until 1840 his compositions were just meant for piano then they were for the piano and orchestra. Also in 1840 he got married to Clara, Friedrich Wieck's daughter. Schumann had a mental disorder, in 1833 it starting with a melancholic depression. In 1854 Schumann had an attempt of suicide he was sent to a mental asylum (at own request). When Schumann was diagnosed with melancholia he died 2 years later in 1856 without having recovered from his mental illness.

Arranger-Frank Erickson

Frank Erickson, grew up in Spokane, Washington. He was born September 1st, 1923 and died October 21st, 1996. At age 9 he began his music career playing piano and at age 10 he played the trumpet. In high school he wrote his first band composition, The Fall of Evening. Erickson served in WWII at age 19.After the war he played the trumpet and studied composition with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. As he wrote composition he had the interest of getting a degree so eventually he enrolled at the University of Southern California. In 1951 he graduated with a masters degree. In 1953 he married Mary Theresa Mc. Grorty, they had 3 sons. Mary died in 1975 and Erickson re-married in 1981 to Mary Ann Smith. In 1995 he began his own publishing company, Frank Erickson Publications.