Courses of Study

Creating
Imagine
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Composition and Theory - Advanced
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1) Describe and demonstrate multiple ways in which sounds and musical ideas can be used to represent extended sonic experiences or abstract ideas.

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Artistic Process: Creating
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Process Components: Imagine
Essential Questions:
EU: The creative ideas, concepts, and feelings that influence musicians' work emerge from a variety of sources.
EQ: How do musicians generate creative ideas?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
Harmony
  • Harmonic Rhythm
  • Modulation
  • Chromaticism/ Borrowed Chords/ Secondary Dominants and Leading Tone Chords
Form
  • Motive
  • Sonata Form
  • Rondo Form
  • Fugue
  • Cadence
  • Period, Double Period, Parallel Period, etc.
Other
  • Advanced Sight Reading
  • Advanced Aural Skills
  • Transposition
  • Harmonic Dictation
Skill Examples:
Creating
  • Compose an original work for varied instrumentation and/or voicing that demonstrates understanding of common practice period norms.
Reading/ Writing
  • Complete melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation of varying difficulty.
Responding/ Evaluating
  • Analyze a variety of musical works (instrumental and vocal) using terminology that is representative of the common practice period.
Plan and Make
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Composition and Theory - Advanced
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2) Assemble and organize multiple sounds or extended musical ideas to create initial expressive statements of selected extended sonic experiences or abstract ideas.

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Artistic Process: Creating
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Process Components: Plan and Make
Essential Questions:
EU: Musicians' creative choices are influenced by their expertise, context, and expressive intent.
EQ: How do musicians make creative decisions?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
Harmony
  • Harmonic Rhythm
  • Modulation
  • Chromaticism/ Borrowed Chords/ Secondary Dominants and Leading Tone Chords
Form
  • Motive
  • Sonata Form
  • Rondo Form
  • Fugue
  • Cadence
  • Period, Double Period, Parallel Period, etc.
Other
  • Advanced Sight Reading
  • Advanced Aural Skills
  • Transposition
  • Harmonic Dictation
Skill Examples:
Creating
  • Compose an original work for varied instrumentation and/or voicing that demonstrates understanding of common practice period norms.
Reading/ Writing
  • Complete melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation of varying difficulty.
Responding/ Evaluating
  • Analyze a variety of musical works (instrumental and vocal) using terminology that is representative of the common practice period.
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Composition and Theory - Advanced
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Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
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3) Analyze and demonstrate the development of sounds and extended musical ideas in drafts of music within a variety of moderately complex or complex forms.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Creating
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Process Components: Plan and Make
Essential Questions:
EU: Musicians' creative choices are influenced by their expertise, context, and expressive intent.
EQ: How do musicians make creative decisions?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
Harmony
  • Harmonic Rhythm
  • Modulation
  • Chromaticism/ Borrowed Chords/ Secondary Dominants and Leading Tone Chords
Form
  • Motive
  • Sonata Form
  • Rondo Form
  • Fugue
  • Cadence
  • Period, Double Period, Parallel Period, etc.
Other
  • Advanced Sight Reading
  • Advanced Aural Skills
  • Transposition
  • Harmonic Dictation
Skill Examples:
Creating
  • Compose an original work for varied instrumentation and/or voicing that demonstrates understanding of common practice period norms.
Reading/ Writing
  • Complete melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation of varying difficulty.
Responding/ Evaluating
  • Analyze a variety of musical works (instrumental and vocal) using terminology that is representative of the common practice period.
Evaluate and Refine
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Composition and Theory - Advanced
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Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
4) Research, identify, explain, and apply personally-developed criteria to assess and refine the technical and expressive aspects of evolving drafts leading to final versions.

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Artistic Process: Creating
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work.
Process Components: Evaluate and Refine
Essential Questions:
EU: Musicians evaluate, and refine their work through openness to new ideas, persistence, and the application of appropriate criteria.
EQ: How do musicians improve the quality of their creative work?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
Harmony
  • Harmonic Rhythm
  • Modulation
  • Chromaticism/ Borrowed Chords/ Secondary Dominants and Leading Tone Chords
Form
  • Motive
  • Sonata Form
  • Rondo Form
  • Fugue
  • Cadence
  • Period, Double Period, Parallel Period, etc.
Other
  • Advanced Sight Reading
  • Advanced Aural Skills
  • Transposition
  • Harmonic Dictation
Skill Examples:
Creating
  • Compose an original work for varied instrumentation and/or voicing that demonstrates understanding of common practice period norms.
Reading/ Writing
  • Complete melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation of varying difficulty.
Responding/ Evaluating
  • Analyze a variety of musical works (instrumental and vocal) using terminology that is representative of the common practice period.
Present
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Composition and Theory - Advanced
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Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
5) Share music through the use of notation, solo or group performance, or technology, and demonstrate and explain how the elements of music, compositional techniques, and processes have been employed to realize expressive intent.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Creating
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work.
Process Components: Present
Essential Questions:
EU: Musicians' presentation of creative work is the culmination of a process of creation and communication.
EQ: When is creative work ready to share?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
Harmony
  • Harmonic Rhythm
  • Modulation
  • Chromaticism/ Borrowed Chords/ Secondary Dominants and Leading Tone Chords
Form
  • Motive
  • Sonata Form
  • Rondo Form
  • Fugue
  • Cadence
  • Period, Double Period, Parallel Period, etc.
Other
  • Advanced Sight Reading
  • Advanced Aural Skills
  • Transposition
  • Harmonic Dictation
Skill Examples:
Creating
  • Compose an original work for varied instrumentation and/or voicing that demonstrates understanding of common practice period norms.
Reading/ Writing
  • Complete melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation of varying difficulty.
Responding/ Evaluating
  • Analyze a variety of musical works (instrumental and vocal) using terminology that is representative of the common practice period.
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Composition and Theory - Advanced
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
6) Describe a variety of possible contexts and mediums for presenting personal works, and explain and compare how each could impact the success of the final composition and presentation.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Creating
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work.
Process Components: Present
Essential Questions:
EU: Musicians' presentation of creative work is the culmination of a process of creation and communication.
EQ: When is creative work ready to share?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
Harmony
  • Harmonic Rhythm
  • Modulation
  • Chromaticism/ Borrowed Chords/ Secondary Dominants and Leading Tone Chords
Form
  • Motive
  • Sonata Form
  • Rondo Form
  • Fugue
  • Cadence
  • Period, Double Period, Parallel Period, etc.
Other
  • Advanced Sight Reading
  • Advanced Aural Skills
  • Transposition
  • Harmonic Dictation
Skill Examples:
Creating
  • Compose an original work for varied instrumentation and/or voicing that demonstrates understanding of common practice period norms.
Reading/ Writing
  • Complete melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation of varying difficulty.
Responding/ Evaluating
  • Analyze a variety of musical works (instrumental and vocal) using terminology that is representative of the common practice period.
Performing
Select
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Composition and Theory - Advanced
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Learning Activities: 0
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Classroom Resources: 0
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7) Identify and select specific sections, movements, or entire works that express personal experiences and interests, moods, visual images, concepts, texts, or storylines in moderately complex or complex forms.

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Artistic Process: Performing
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Process Components: Select
Essential Questions:
EU: Performers' interest in and knowledge of musical works, understanding of their own technical skill, and the context for a performance influence the selection of repertoire.
EQ: How do performers select repertoire?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
Harmony
  • Harmonic Rhythm
  • Modulation
  • Chromaticism/ Borrowed Chords/ Secondary Dominants and Leading Tone Chords
Form
  • Motive
  • Sonata Form
  • Rondo Form
  • Fugue
  • Cadence
  • Period, Double Period, Parallel Period, etc.
Other
  • Advanced Sight Reading
  • Advanced Aural Skills
  • Transposition
  • Harmonic Dictation
Skill Examples:
Performing
  • Identify and select specific sections, movements or entire works that express personal experiences and interests, moods, visual images, concepts, texts or storylines in moderately complex or complex forms.
Creating
  • Analyze how the elements of music, including form, and compositional techniques of selected works relate to the style, function and context in rehearsal and performance.
Reading/ Writing
  • Create rehearsal plans for works, identifying form, compositional techniques, and the style and historical and cultural context of the work.
Analyze
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Composition and Theory - Advanced
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Classroom Resources: 0
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8) Analyze how the elements of music (including form), and compositional techniques of selected works relate to the style, function, and context, and explain and support the analysis and its implications for rehearsal and performance.

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Artistic Process: Performing
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Process Components: Analyze
Essential Questions:
EU: Analyzing creators' context and how they manipulate elements of music provides insight into their intent and informs performance.
EQ: How does understanding the structure and context of musical works inform performance?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
Harmony
  • Harmonic Rhythm
  • Modulation
  • Chromaticism/ Borrowed Chords/ Secondary Dominants and Leading Tone Chords
Form
  • Motive
  • Sonata Form
  • Rondo Form
  • Fugue
  • Cadence
  • Period, Double Period, Parallel Period, etc.
Other
  • Advanced Sight Reading
  • Advanced Aural Skills
  • Transposition
  • Harmonic Dictation
Skill Examples:
Performing
  • Identify and select specific sections, movements or entire works that express personal experiences and interests, moods, visual images, concepts, texts or storylines in moderately complex or complex forms.
Creating
  • Analyze how the elements of music, including form, and compositional techniques of selected works relate to the style, function and context in rehearsal and performance.
Reading/ Writing
  • Create rehearsal plans for works, identifying form, compositional techniques, and the style and historical and cultural context of the work.
Interpret
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Composition and Theory - Advanced
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Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
9) Develop interpretations of works based on an understanding of the use of elements of music (including form), compositional techniques, style, function, and context, explaining and justifying how the interpretive choices reflect the creators' intent.

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Artistic Process: Performing
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Process Components: Interpret
Essential Questions:
EU: Performers make interpretive decisions based on their understanding of context and expressive intent
EQ: How do performers interpret musical works?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
Harmony
  • Harmonic Rhythm
  • Modulation
  • Chromaticism/ Borrowed Chords/ Secondary Dominants and Leading Tone Chords
Form
  • Motive
  • Sonata Form
  • Rondo Form
  • Fugue
  • Cadence
  • Period, Double Period, Parallel Period, etc.
Other
  • Advanced Sight Reading
  • Advanced Aural Skills
  • Transposition
  • Harmonic Dictation
Skill Examples:
Performing
  • Identify and select specific sections, movements or entire works that express personal experiences and interests, moods, visual images, concepts, texts or storylines in moderately complex or complex forms.
Creating
  • Analyze how the elements of music, including form, and compositional techniques of selected works relate to the style, function and context in rehearsal and performance.
Reading/ Writing
  • Create rehearsal plans for works, identifying form, compositional techniques, and the style and historical and cultural context of the work.
Rehearse, Evaluate, and Refine
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Composition and Theory - Advanced
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Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
10) Create rehearsal plans for works, identifying the form, repetition and variation within the form, compositional techniques, and the style and historical or cultural context of the work.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Performing
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
Process Components: Rehearse, Evaluate, and Refine
Essential Questions:
EU: To express their musical ideas, musicians analyze, evaluate, and refine their performance over time through openness to new ideas, persistence, and the application of appropriate criteria.
EQ: How do musicians improve the quality of their performance?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
Harmony
  • Harmonic Rhythm
  • Modulation
  • Chromaticism/ Borrowed Chords/ Secondary Dominants and Leading Tone Chords
Form
  • Motive
  • Sonata Form
  • Rondo Form
  • Fugue
  • Cadence
  • Period, Double Period, Parallel Period, etc.
Other
  • Advanced Sight Reading
  • Advanced Aural Skills
  • Transposition
  • Harmonic Dictation
Skill Examples:
Performing
  • Identify and select specific sections, movements or entire works that express personal experiences and interests, moods, visual images, concepts, texts or storylines in moderately complex or complex forms.
Creating
  • Analyze how the elements of music, including form, and compositional techniques of selected works relate to the style, function and context in rehearsal and performance.
Reading/ Writing
  • Create rehearsal plans for works, identifying form, compositional techniques, and the style and historical and cultural context of the work.
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Composition and Theory - Advanced
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
11) Using established criteria and feedback, identify the ways in which performances use compositional techniques and convey the formal design, style, and historical/cultural context of the works.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Performing
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
Process Components: Rehearse, Evaluate, and Refine
Essential Questions:
EU: To express their musical ideas, musicians analyze, evaluate, and refine their performance over time through openness to new ideas, persistence, and the application of appropriate criteria.
EQ: How do musicians improve the quality of their performance?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
Harmony
  • Harmonic Rhythm
  • Modulation
  • Chromaticism/ Borrowed Chords/ Secondary Dominants and Leading Tone Chords
Form
  • Motive
  • Sonata Form
  • Rondo Form
  • Fugue
  • Cadence
  • Period, Double Period, Parallel Period, etc.
Other
  • Advanced Sight Reading
  • Advanced Aural Skills
  • Transposition
  • Harmonic Dictation
Skill Examples:
Performing
  • Identify and select specific sections, movements or entire works that express personal experiences and interests, moods, visual images, concepts, texts or storylines in moderately complex or complex forms.
Creating
  • Analyze how the elements of music, including form, and compositional techniques of selected works relate to the style, function and context in rehearsal and performance.
Reading/ Writing
  • Create rehearsal plans for works, identifying form, compositional techniques, and the style and historical and cultural context of the work.
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Composition and Theory - Advanced
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
12) Identify, compare, and implement strategies for improving the technical and expressive aspects of multiple contrasting works.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Performing
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
Process Components: Rehearse, Evaluate, and Refine
Essential Questions:
EU: To express their musical ideas, musicians analyze, evaluate, and refine their performance over time through openness to new ideas, persistence, and the application of appropriate criteria.
EQ: How do musicians improve the quality of their performance?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
Harmony
  • Harmonic Rhythm
  • Modulation
  • Chromaticism/ Borrowed Chords/ Secondary Dominants and Leading Tone Chords
Form
  • Motive
  • Sonata Form
  • Rondo Form
  • Fugue
  • Cadence
  • Period, Double Period, Parallel Period, etc.
Other
  • Advanced Sight Reading
  • Advanced Aural Skills
  • Transposition
  • Harmonic Dictation
Skill Examples:
Performing
  • Identify and select specific sections, movements or entire works that express personal experiences and interests, moods, visual images, concepts, texts or storylines in moderately complex or complex forms.
Creating
  • Analyze how the elements of music, including form, and compositional techniques of selected works relate to the style, function and context in rehearsal and performance.
Reading/ Writing
  • Create rehearsal plans for works, identifying form, compositional techniques, and the style and historical and cultural context of the work.
Present
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Composition and Theory - Advanced
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
13) Share live or recorded performances of works (both personal and others'), and explain and/or demonstrate understanding of how the expressive intent of the music is conveyed.

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Artistic Process: Performing
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Process Components: Present
Essential Questions:
EU: Musicians judge performance based on criteria that vary across time, place, and cultures. The context and how a work is presented influence the audience response.
EQ: When is a performance judged ready to present? How do context and the manner in which musical work is presented influence audience response?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
Harmony
  • Harmonic Rhythm
  • Modulation
  • Chromaticism/ Borrowed Chords/ Secondary Dominants and Leading Tone Chords
Form
  • Motive
  • Sonata Form
  • Rondo Form
  • Fugue
  • Cadence
  • Period, Double Period, Parallel Period, etc.
Other
  • Advanced Sight Reading
  • Advanced Aural Skills
  • Transposition
  • Harmonic Dictation
Skill Examples:
Performing
  • Identify and select specific sections, movements or entire works that express personal experiences and interests, moods, visual images, concepts, texts or storylines in moderately complex or complex forms.
Creating
  • Analyze how the elements of music, including form, and compositional techniques of selected works relate to the style, function and context in rehearsal and performance.
Reading/ Writing
  • Create rehearsal plans for works, identifying form, compositional techniques, and the style and historical and cultural context of the work.
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Composition and Theory - Advanced
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
14) Explain how compositions are appropriate for a variety of audiences and contexts, and how this will shape future compositions.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Performing
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Process Components: Present
Essential Questions:
EU: Musicians judge performance based on criteria that vary across time, place, and cultures. The context and how a work is presented influence the audience response.
EQ: When is a performance judged ready to present? How do context and the manner in which musical work is presented influence audience response?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
Harmony
  • Harmonic Rhythm
  • Modulation
  • Chromaticism/ Borrowed Chords/ Secondary Dominants and Leading Tone Chords
Form
  • Motive
  • Sonata Form
  • Rondo Form
  • Fugue
  • Cadence
  • Period, Double Period, Parallel Period, etc.
Other
  • Advanced Sight Reading
  • Advanced Aural Skills
  • Transposition
  • Harmonic Dictation
Skill Examples:
Performing
  • Identify and select specific sections, movements or entire works that express personal experiences and interests, moods, visual images, concepts, texts or storylines in moderately complex or complex forms.
Creating
  • Analyze how the elements of music, including form, and compositional techniques of selected works relate to the style, function and context in rehearsal and performance.
Reading/ Writing
  • Create rehearsal plans for works, identifying form, compositional techniques, and the style and historical and cultural context of the work.
Responding
Select
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Composition and Theory - Advanced
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Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
15) Apply researched or personally-developed criteria to select music that expresses personal experience experiences and interests, visual images, concepts, texts, or storylines in moderately complex or complex forms, and describe and justify the choices as models for composition.

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Artistic Process: Responding
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Process Components: Select
Essential Questions:
EU: Individuals' selection of musical works is influenced by their interests, experiences, understandings, and purposes.
EQ: How do individuals choose music to experience?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
Harmony
  • Harmonic Rhythm
  • Modulation
  • Chromaticism/ Borrowed Chords/ Secondary Dominants and Leading Tone Chords
Form
  • Motive
  • Sonata Form
  • Rondo Form
  • Fugue
  • Cadence
  • Period, Double Period, Parallel Period, etc.
Other
  • Advanced Sight Reading
  • Advanced Aural Skills
  • Transposition
  • Harmonic Dictation
Skill Examples:
Performing
  • Select a piece of music that is of appropriate difficulty, and perform it differently to reflect composer styles and/or to portray musical characteristics indicative of different musical genres.
Reading/ Writing
  • Use roman numerals and figured bass symbols to analyze a teacher selected passage of music in two or more ways. Which analysis makes the most sense in the context of the entire piece? Which analysis makes the most sense when considering composer style and the time period from which the piece was selected?
Responding/ Evaluating
  • Describe different compositional devices and techniques found in a variety of selected musical works, and, make educated conjectures about why composers used such specific techniques.
  • Listen to several renditions of the same musical selection, and describe which performance is most accurate/appropriate given the musical genre and knowledge of the composer's individual preferences.
Analyze
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Composition and Theory - Advanced
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Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
16) Analyze aurally and/or by reading the scores of musical works the elements of music (including form), compositional techniques, and procedures, relating them to aesthetic effectiveness, style, mood, and context; and explain how the analysis provides models for personal growth as a composer, performer, and/or listener.

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Artistic Process: Responding
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Process Components: Analyze
Essential Questions:
EU: Response to music is informed by analyzing context (social, cultural, and historical) and how creators and performers manipulate the elements of music.
EQ: How does understanding the structure and context of music inform a response?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
Harmony
  • Harmonic Rhythm
  • Modulation
  • Chromaticism/ Borrowed Chords/ Secondary Dominants and Leading Tone Chords
Form
  • Motive
  • Sonata Form
  • Rondo Form
  • Fugue
  • Cadence
  • Period, Double Period, Parallel Period, etc.
Other
  • Advanced Sight Reading
  • Advanced Aural Skills
  • Transposition
  • Harmonic Dictation
Skill Examples:
Performing
  • Select a piece of music that is of appropriate difficulty, and perform it differently to reflect composer styles and/or to portray musical characteristics indicative of different musical genres.
Reading/ Writing
  • Use roman numerals and figured bass symbols to analyze a teacher selected passage of music in two or more ways. Which analysis makes the most sense in the context of the entire piece? Which analysis makes the most sense when considering composer style and the time period from which the piece was selected?
Responding/ Evaluating
  • Describe different compositional devices and techniques found in a variety of selected musical works, and, make educated conjectures about why composers used such specific techniques.
  • Listen to several renditions of the same musical selection, and describe which performance is most accurate/appropriate given the musical genre and knowledge of the composer's individual preferences.
Interpret
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Composition and Theory - Advanced
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Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
17) Develop, justify, and defend interpretations of varied works, demonstrating an understanding of the composers' intent by citing the use of elements of music (including form), compositional techniques, and the style/genre and context of each work.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Responding
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Process Components: Interpret
Essential Questions:
EU: Through their use of elements and structures of music, creators and performers provide clues to their expressive intent.
EQ: How do we discern musical creators' and performers' expressive intent?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
Harmony
  • Harmonic Rhythm
  • Modulation
  • Chromaticism/ Borrowed Chords/ Secondary Dominants and Leading Tone Chords
Form
  • Motive
  • Sonata Form
  • Rondo Form
  • Fugue
  • Cadence
  • Period, Double Period, Parallel Period, etc.
Other
  • Advanced Sight Reading
  • Advanced Aural Skills
  • Transposition
  • Harmonic Dictation
Skill Examples:
Performing
  • Select a piece of music that is of appropriate difficulty, and perform it differently to reflect composer styles and/or to portray musical characteristics indicative of different musical genres.
Reading/ Writing
  • Use roman numerals and figured bass symbols to analyze a teacher selected passage of music in two or more ways. Which analysis makes the most sense in the context of the entire piece? Which analysis makes the most sense when considering composer style and the time period from which the piece was selected?
Responding/ Evaluating
  • Describe different compositional devices and techniques found in a variety of selected musical works, and, make educated conjectures about why composers used such specific techniques.
  • Listen to several renditions of the same musical selection, and describe which performance is most accurate/appropriate given the musical genre and knowledge of the composer's individual preferences.
Evaluate
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Composition and Theory - Advanced
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Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
18) Evaluate the effectiveness of the technical and expressive aspects of selected music and performances, demonstrating understanding of theoretical concepts and complex compositional techniques and procedures.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Responding
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Process Components: Evaluate
Essential Questions:
EU: The personal evaluation of musical works and performances is informed by analysis, interpretation, and established criteria.
EQ: How do we judge the quality of musical work(s) and performance(s)?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
Harmony
  • Harmonic Rhythm
  • Modulation
  • Chromaticism/ Borrowed Chords/ Secondary Dominants and Leading Tone Chords
Form
  • Motive
  • Sonata Form
  • Rondo Form
  • Fugue
  • Cadence
  • Period, Double Period, Parallel Period, etc.
Other
  • Advanced Sight Reading
  • Advanced Aural Skills
  • Transposition
  • Harmonic Dictation
Skill Examples:
Performing
  • Select a piece of music that is of appropriate difficulty, and perform it differently to reflect composer styles and/or to portray musical characteristics indicative of different musical genres.
Reading/ Writing
  • Use roman numerals and figured bass symbols to analyze a teacher selected passage of music in two or more ways. Which analysis makes the most sense in the context of the entire piece? Which analysis makes the most sense when considering composer style and the time period from which the piece was selected?
Responding/ Evaluating
  • Describe different compositional devices and techniques found in a variety of selected musical works, and, make educated conjectures about why composers used such specific techniques.
  • Listen to several renditions of the same musical selection, and describe which performance is most accurate/appropriate given the musical genre and knowledge of the composer's individual preferences.
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Composition and Theory - Advanced
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19) Describe and evaluate ways in which critiquing others' work and receiving feedback from others have been specifically applied in the personal creative process.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Responding
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Process Components: Evaluate
Essential Questions:
EU: The personal evaluation of musical works and performances is informed by analysis, interpretation, and established criteria.
EQ: How do we judge the quality of musical work(s) and performance(s)?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
Harmony
  • Harmonic Rhythm
  • Modulation
  • Chromaticism/ Borrowed Chords/ Secondary Dominants and Leading Tone Chords
Form
  • Motive
  • Sonata Form
  • Rondo Form
  • Fugue
  • Cadence
  • Period, Double Period, Parallel Period, etc.
Other
  • Advanced Sight Reading
  • Advanced Aural Skills
  • Transposition
  • Harmonic Dictation
Skill Examples:
Performing
  • Select a piece of music that is of appropriate difficulty, and perform it differently to reflect composer styles and/or to portray musical characteristics indicative of different musical genres.
Reading/ Writing
  • Use roman numerals and figured bass symbols to analyze a teacher selected passage of music in two or more ways. Which analysis makes the most sense in the context of the entire piece? Which analysis makes the most sense when considering composer style and the time period from which the piece was selected?
Responding/ Evaluating
  • Describe different compositional devices and techniques found in a variety of selected musical works, and, make educated conjectures about why composers used such specific techniques.
  • Listen to several renditions of the same musical selection, and describe which performance is most accurate/appropriate given the musical genre and knowledge of the composer's individual preferences.
Connecting
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Composition and Theory - Advanced
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20) Connecting standards 1 and 2 are to be embedded while teaching the Creating, Performing, and Responding standards. See page 86.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Connecting
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences.
Essential Questions:
EU: Musicians connect their personal interests, experiences, ideas, and knowledge to creating, performing, and responding.
EQ: How do musicians make meaningful connections to creating, performing, and responding?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
Harmony
  • Harmonic Rhythm
  • Modulation
  • Chromaticism/ Borrowed Chords/ Secondary Dominants and Leading Tone Chords
Form
  • Motive
  • Sonata Form
  • Rondo Form
  • Fugue
  • Cadence
  • Period, Double Period, Parallel Period, etc.
Other
  • Advanced Sight Reading
  • Advanced Aural Skills
  • Transposition
  • Harmonic Dictation
Skill Examples:
Performing
  • Describe and demonstrate multiple ways in which sounds and musical ideas can be used to represent experiences or abstract ideas.
Creating
  • Share music through the use of notation, solo or group performance, or technology and demonstrate and explain how the elements of music, compositional techniques and processes have been used to express intent.
Reading/ Writing
  • Identify and select specific sections, movements, or entire works that express personal experiences and interests, moods, visual images, concepts, texts or storylines in moderately complex or complex forms.