5th Grade musicians had a wonderful time discovering the effect of accents on music and rhythms during this study. Using Stravinsky's Rite of Spring: Dance of the Adolescents as inspiration for our work, we experimented with accents in 8-beat phrases on unpitched percussion instruments. We worked in small groups to compose our own original accent compositions. It was quite a challenge for some of us! But a lot of fun. Then we selected our favorite compositions and created choreography based off of Najinsky's work in Rite of Spring using our work for the accompaniment.