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Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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1.) Demonstrate chest and head voices while singing individually and in groups.

•  Demonstrating correct posture
•  Adjusting tone quality while singing
•  Supporting a tone with proper breath control for 8 beats
•  Singing uniform vowels
•  Enunciating beginning and ending consonants
•  Demonstrating proper vocal technique as a member of a large group
Example: balance and blend of vocal timbre within a group

•  Identifying components of proper vocal health
Examples: maintaining proper hydration and diet, refraining from use of tobacco and drugs

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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2.) Sight-sing unison literature.

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•  Singing standard pitch notation, including letter names, solfège, and numbers in the treble or bass clef within an octave range using stepwise movement and the intervals of a third and fifth
•  Performing scales and their related arpeggios
•  Demonstrating whole- and half-step patterns in the major scale
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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3.) Perform a varied repertoire of solo, unison, and two-part literature, including selections in Latin.

•  Performing accurately literature that indicates tempo markings of moderato, ritardando, and a tempo
•  Performing accurately literature that indicates dynamic markings of piano, mezzo piano, mezzo forte, and forte
•  Performing accurately literature that indicates articulation markings of legato and staccato
•  Responding vocally to conductor cues, indicating meter, entrances, and cutoffs
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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4.) Improvise simple rhythmic patterns to enhance warm-ups or appropriate literature.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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5.) Create vocal compositions using available and appropriate technology.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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6.) Identify various forms of musical compositions.

Examples: strophic, theme and variations

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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7.) Evaluate performances of self and others to determine accuracy of pitch and rhythm and clarity of diction.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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8.) Analyze a vocal composition to determine how the use of tempo, dynamics, and articulation are used to create a specific mood or effect.

Example: "Hallelujah Chorus" evoking excitement

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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9.) Write rhythmic dictation composed of eight-beat patterns, including quarter, eighth, and half notes and quarter rests.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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10.) Define the elements of music, including rhythm, melody, form, timbre, harmony, and texture.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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11.) Describe ways in which concepts of music relate to concepts in other disciplines.

Example: use of rhythm in music, visual arts, dance, and theatre

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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12.) Identify various composers and stylistic periods of the literature being performed.

Examples: "Psallite" from Michael Praetorius' Musae sioniae, 1609, late Renaissance; "Alleluia" from Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata No. 142, Baroque period; "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel'," traditional spiritual; "All Things Bright and Beautiful," John Rutter, contemporary music

•  Comparing music of several cultures of the world
Examples: Japanese folk song "Sakura, Sakura," South African folk song "Siyahamba," Russian folk song "Tum Balalaika," Mexican folk song "Cielito lindo"

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level I
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13.) Identify key signatures C, F, and G.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level II
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1.) Produce a characteristic tone throughout the vocal range.

•  Describing the function of the diaphragm as related to singing
•  Singing legato and staccato articulations
•  Supporting tone with proper breath control for 12 beats
•  Singing with correct diction and intonation
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level II
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2.) Sight-sing two- and three-part literature in treble or bass clef.

•  Identifying the relationship of the key signature to "do" or l
•  Performing music containing the intervals of a 2nd , 3rd , 4th , 5th, and octave
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Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level II
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3.) Sing a varied repertoire of three-part literature, including selections in two languages.

•  Performing accurately literature that indicates tempo markings of allegro, andante, and accelerando
•  Performing accurately literature that indicates dynamic markings of crescendo and decrescendo
•  Performing accurately literature that indicates an accent mark
•  Responding vocally to conductor cues concerning dynamic contrasts
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level II
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4.) Embellish melodies vocally using neighboring tones.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level II
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5.) Critique vocal performances to determine the accuracy of intonation and vocal techniques.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level II
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6.) Analyze a musical selection to identify the elements of music.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level II
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7.) Write melodic dictation composed of scale degrees 1 through 5 in a diatonic scale.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level II
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8.) Describe the importance and impact of vocal music in American history.

Example: songs used as coded information to find a path to freedom during the Civil War

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level II
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9.) Identify major key signatures up to three flats and sharps.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level III
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1.) Produce a consistent blended vocal sound individually in classroom and public performance groups.

•  Supporting tone with proper breath control for 16 beats
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level III
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2.) Sight-sing four-part literature.

•  Identifying the chordal structure within a tonal key
•  Performing music containing all intervals in the diatonic scale
•  Counting rhythm patterns, including sixteenth notes, note values tied over the bar line, and compound meters
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level III
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3.) Perform a varied repertoire of four-part literature, including selections in three languages.

•  Performing accurately literature that indicates tempo markings of adagio, vivace, and rallentando
•  Performing accurately literature that indicates dynamic markings of pianissimo and fortissimo
•  Performing accurately literature that uses the marking of marcato
•  Responding vocally to conductor cues indicating tempo changes
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level III
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4.) Improvise harmonies to a diatonic melody.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level III
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5.) Determine the accuracy of balance and aesthetic interpretation in vocal ensemble performances.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level III
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6.) Write eight-beat rhythmic and melodic dictation.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level III
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7.) Demonstrate the use of musical elements in select genres and stylistic periods.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level III
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8.) Describe the relationship between music and society.

Example: using a choir to enhance worship services

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level III
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9.) Identify all major key signatures.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level III
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10.) Identify whole- and half-step patterns in minor scales.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level IV
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1.) Demonstrate technical expertise in producing a characteristic vocal sound individually and in groups.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level IV
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2.) Sight-sing fluently multipart literature.

•  Identifying key signatures in all major keys
•  Performing music that contains accidentals
•  Counting rhythm patterns, including syncopation, mixed meters, and irregular meters
•  Performing atonal music
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level IV
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3.) Produce mature tone quality, accurate pitch center, and proper balance while performing in a group, small ensemble, or as a soloist.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level IV
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4.) Perform a varied repertoire of multipart literature, including selections in various languages.

•  Performing accurately tempo markings in the literature being performed
•  Performing accurately dynamic markings in the literature being performed
•  Performing accurately articulation markings in the literature being performed
•  Performing independently solo and ensemble literature
•  Responding vocally to conductor cues
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level IV
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5.) Improvise vocally in various musical styles.

Examples: jazz, blues, gospel

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level IV
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6.) Evaluate vocal performances to identify accuracy of tone and musical effect.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level IV
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Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level IV
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8.) Evaluate audio recordings of personal large-group and ensemble performances or rehearsals to determine techniques utilized.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level IV
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9.) Analyze American vocal music genres to identify their origin and development.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level IV
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10.) Identify various careers in music.

Examples: performer, composer, arranger, sound engineer, music therapist, music educator

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level IV
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11.) Explain the relationship of major keys and key signatures by constructing the circle of fifths.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Vocal Music: Level IV
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12.) Identify three forms of minor scales.