Courses of Study

Creating
Imagine
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Traditional and Emerging Ensembles - Accomplished
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
1) Compose and improvise ideas for arrangements, sections, and short compositions for specific purposes that reflect characteristics of music from a variety of cultures studied in rehearsal.

Insight Unpacked Content
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:
Choral
Rhythm
  • Mixed meter
  • Syncopation
Melody
  • Full chromatic scale
  • Modal melodies
  • Minor scale
Harmony
  • Chromatic mediant and submediant chords
  • Counter melodies
  • Harmonic sequences
Form
  • Various cultural forms
Expression
  • Various culture-specific expressive techniques (ululation, overtone singing, etc.)
  • Creative intent
  • Stylistic characteristics
  • Facial expression
  • Historical context
  • Cultural context
  • Artistic delivery

Instrumental
Rhythm
  • 5/4
  • 6/4
  • 3/8
  • 9/8
  • 12/8
  • Largo
  • Grave
  • Vivace
  • Presto
Melody
  • Double Flat
  • Double Sharp
  • Relative Minor
  • Pure Minor
  • Natural Minor
Harmony
  • Monophony
  • Polyphony
  • Homophony
  • Tonic
  • Dominant
Form
  • Tonic
  • Dominant
  • Subdominant
  • Cadence
  • Imitation
  • Counterpoint
  • Rondo
Skill Examples:
Choral
Performing
  • Perform music in a manner that is appropriate to the context of its culture of origin.
  • Publicly present music in a manner that is consistent with the culture of its origin or inspiration.
Creating
  • Improvise melodies representative of distinct cultures studied in rehearsal.
  • Adapt pre-existing music to the styles of various cultures studied in rehearsal.
Reading/ Writing
  • Create and share 16-32 measure three- and four-part rhythmic and melodic exercises using standard notation within teacher-provided guidelines.
  • Create and share rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic exercises representative of distinct cultural styles studied in rehearsal.
Responding/ Evaluating
  • Identify cultural influences in notated music.
  • Discuss the origins or reasoning behind cultural composition or performance practices.
  • Evaluate the cultural authenticity of commercially published music.

Instrumental
Performing
  • Clap, speak on neutral syllables, count aloud, and play on instruments given rhythmic patterns in 5/4, 6/4, 3/8, 9/8, and 12/8 meters.
  • Play all major scales and arpeggios (winds, strings, percussion).
  • Play pure minor scales and arpeggios (winds.
  • strings, percussion).
  • Demonstrate a combination of mature tone, good pitch center, and proper balance when performing as a member of a group.
  • Play alone and with others, music graded 3.5 to 4 and medium advanced.
Creating
  • Given an accompaniment, compose melodic lines up to 16 measures in length within given parameters using standard music notation.
  • Improvise rhythmic and melodic patterns up to 16 measures in length within given parameters.
Reading/ Writing
  • Read given rhythmic and melodic notation in 5/4, 6/4, 3/8, 9/8, and 12/8 meters.
  • Demonstrate the construction of a natural minor scale using the whole step-half step pattern.
Responding/ Evaluating
  • Listen to, analyze, describe, and evaluate a variety of live and recorded music performed by self, peers, instructors, and professional soloists and ensembles with respect to tone, intonation, balance, technique, interpretation, musical effect, and stage deportment.
  • Describe ways in which concepts of music relate to concepts in other disciplines.
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Traditional and Emerging Ensembles - Accomplished
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
2) Select and develop arrangements, sections, and short compositions for specific purposes that demonstrate understanding of characteristics of music from a variety of cultures studied in rehearsal.

Insight Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Creating
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Process Components: Plan and Make
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:
Choral
Rhythm
  • Mixed meter
  • Syncopation
Melody
  • Full chromatic scale
  • Modal melodies
  • Minor scale
Harmony
  • Chromatic mediant and submediant chords
  • Counter melodies
  • Harmonic sequences
Form
  • Various cultural forms
Expression
  • Various culture-specific expressive techniques (ululation, overtone singing, etc.)
  • Creative intent
  • Stylistic characteristics
  • Facial expression
  • Historical context
  • Cultural context
  • Artistic delivery

Instrumental
Rhythm
  • 5/4
  • 6/4
  • 3/8
  • 9/8
  • 12/8
  • Largo
  • Grave
  • Vivace
  • Presto
Melody
  • Double Flat
  • Double Sharp
  • Relative Minor
  • Pure Minor
  • Natural Minor
Harmony
  • Monophony
  • Polyphony
  • Homophony
  • Tonic
  • Dominant
Form
  • Tonic
  • Dominant
  • Subdominant
  • Cadence
  • Imitation
  • Counterpoint
  • Rondo
Skill Examples:
Choral
Performing
  • Perform music in a manner that is appropriate to the context of its culture of origin.
  • Publicly present music in a manner that is consistent with the culture of its origin or inspiration.
Creating
  • Improvise melodies representative of distinct cultures studied in rehearsal.
  • Adapt pre-existing music to the styles of various cultures studied in rehearsal.
Reading/ Writing
  • Create and share 16-32 measure three- and four-part rhythmic and melodic exercises using standard notation within teacher-provided guidelines.
  • Create and share rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic exercises representative of distinct cultural styles studied in rehearsal.
Responding/ Evaluating
  • Identify cultural influences in notated music.
  • Discuss the origins or reasoning behind cultural composition or performance practices.
  • Evaluate the cultural authenticity of commercially published music.

Instrumental
Performing
  • Clap, speak on neutral syllables, count aloud, and play on instruments given rhythmic patterns in 5/4, 6/4, 3/8, 9/8, and 12/8 meters.
  • Play all major scales and arpeggios (winds, strings, percussion).
  • Play pure minor scales and arpeggios (winds.
  • strings, percussion).
  • Demonstrate a combination of mature tone, good pitch center, and proper balance when performing as a member of a group.
  • Play alone and with others, music graded 3.5 to 4 and medium advanced.
Creating
  • Given an accompaniment, compose melodic lines up to 16 measures in length within given parameters using standard music notation.
  • Improvise rhythmic and melodic patterns up to 16 measures in length within given parameters.
Reading/ Writing
  • Read given rhythmic and melodic notation in 5/4, 6/4, 3/8, 9/8, and 12/8 meters.
  • Demonstrate the construction of a natural minor scale using the whole step-half step pattern.
Responding/ Evaluating
  • Listen to, analyze, describe, and evaluate a variety of live and recorded music performed by self, peers, instructors, and professional soloists and ensembles with respect to tone, intonation, balance, technique, interpretation, musical effect, and stage deportment.
  • Describe ways in which concepts of music relate to concepts in other disciplines.
Plan and Make
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Traditional and Emerging Ensembles - Accomplished
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
3) Preserve draft compositions and improvisations through standard notation, audio, or video recording.

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:
Choral
Rhythm
  • Mixed meter
  • Syncopation
Melody
  • Full chromatic scale
  • Modal melodies
  • Minor scale
Harmony
  • Chromatic mediant and submediant chords
  • Counter melodies
  • Harmonic sequences
Form
  • Various cultural forms
Expression
  • Various culture-specific expressive techniques (ululation, overtone singing, etc.)
  • Creative intent
  • Stylistic characteristics
  • Facial expression
  • Historical context
  • Cultural context
  • Artistic delivery

Instrumental
Rhythm
  • 5/4
  • 6/4
  • 3/8
  • 9/8
  • 12/8
  • Largo
  • Grave
  • Vivace
  • Presto
Melody
  • Double Flat
  • Double Sharp
  • Relative Minor
  • Pure Minor
  • Natural Minor
Harmony
  • Monophony
  • Polyphony
  • Homophony
  • Tonic
  • Dominant
Form
  • Tonic
  • Dominant
  • Subdominant
  • Cadence
  • Imitation
  • Counterpoint
  • Rondo
Skill Examples:
Choral
Performing
  • Perform music in a manner that is appropriate to the context of its culture of origin.
  • Publicly present music in a manner that is consistent with the culture of its origin or inspiration.
Creating
  • Improvise melodies representative of distinct cultures studied in rehearsal.
  • Adapt pre-existing music to the styles of various cultures studied in rehearsal.
Reading/ Writing
  • Create and share 16-32 measure three- and four-part rhythmic and melodic exercises using standard notation within teacher-provided guidelines.
  • Create and share rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic exercises representative of distinct cultural styles studied in rehearsal.
Responding/ Evaluating
  • Identify cultural influences in notated music.
  • Discuss the origins or reasoning behind cultural composition or performance practices.
  • Evaluate the cultural authenticity of commercially published music.

Instrumental
Performing
  • Clap, speak on neutral syllables, count aloud, and play on instruments given rhythmic patterns in 5/4, 6/4, 3/8, 9/8, and 12/8 meters.
  • Play all major scales and arpeggios (winds, strings, percussion).
  • Play pure minor scales and arpeggios (winds.
  • strings, percussion).
  • Demonstrate a combination of mature tone, good pitch center, and proper balance when performing as a member of a group.
  • Play alone and with others, music graded 3.5 to 4 and medium advanced.
Creating
  • Given an accompaniment, compose melodic lines up to 16 measures in length within given parameters using standard music notation.
  • Improvise rhythmic and melodic patterns up to 16 measures in length within given parameters.
Reading/ Writing
  • Read given rhythmic and melodic notation in 5/4, 6/4, 3/8, 9/8, and 12/8 meters.
  • Demonstrate the construction of a natural minor scale using the whole step-half step pattern.
Responding/ Evaluating
  • Listen to, analyze, describe, and evaluate a variety of live and recorded music performed by self, peers, instructors, and professional soloists and ensembles with respect to tone, intonation, balance, technique, interpretation, musical effect, and stage deportment.
  • Describe ways in which concepts of music relate to concepts in other disciplines.
Evaluate and Refine
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Traditional and Emerging Ensembles - Accomplished
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
4) Evaluate and refine draft arrangements, sections, short compositions, and improvisations based on personally-developed criteria, including the extent to which they address identified purposes.

Insight Unpacked Content
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:
Choral
Rhythm
  • Mixed meter
  • Syncopation
Melody
  • Full chromatic scale
  • Modal melodies
  • Minor scale
Harmony
  • Chromatic mediant and submediant chords
  • Counter melodies
  • Harmonic sequences
Form
  • Various cultural forms
Expression
  • Various culture-specific expressive techniques (ululation, overtone singing, etc.)
  • Creative intent
  • Stylistic characteristics
  • Facial expression
  • Historical context
  • Cultural context
  • Artistic delivery

Instrumental
Rhythm
  • 5/4
  • 6/4
  • 3/8
  • 9/8
  • 12/8
  • Largo
  • Grave
  • Vivace
  • Presto
Melody
  • Double Flat
  • Double Sharp
  • Relative Minor
  • Pure Minor
  • Natural Minor
Harmony
  • Monophony
  • Polyphony
  • Homophony
  • Tonic
  • Dominant
Form
  • Tonic
  • Dominant
  • Subdominant
  • Cadence
  • Imitation
  • Counterpoint
  • Rondo
Skill Examples:
Choral
Performing
  • Perform music in a manner that is appropriate to the context of its culture of origin.
  • Publicly present music in a manner that is consistent with the culture of its origin or inspiration.
Creating
  • Improvise melodies representative of distinct cultures studied in rehearsal.
  • Adapt pre-existing music to the styles of various cultures studied in rehearsal.
Reading/ Writing
  • Create and share 16-32 measure three- and four-part rhythmic and melodic exercises using standard notation within teacher-provided guidelines.
  • Create and share rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic exercises representative of distinct cultural styles studied in rehearsal.
Responding/ Evaluating
  • Identify cultural influences in notated music.
  • Discuss the origins or reasoning behind cultural composition or performance practices.
  • Evaluate the cultural authenticity of commercially published music.

Instrumental
Performing
  • Clap, speak on neutral syllables, count aloud, and play on instruments given rhythmic patterns in 5/4, 6/4, 3/8, 9/8, and 12/8 meters.
  • Play all major scales and arpeggios (winds, strings, percussion).
  • Play pure minor scales and arpeggios (winds.
  • strings, percussion).
  • Demonstrate a combination of mature tone, good pitch center, and proper balance when performing as a member of a group.
  • Play alone and with others, music graded 3.5 to 4 and medium advanced.
Creating
  • Given an accompaniment, compose melodic lines up to 16 measures in length within given parameters using standard music notation.
  • Improvise rhythmic and melodic patterns up to 16 measures in length within given parameters.
Reading/ Writing
  • Read given rhythmic and melodic notation in 5/4, 6/4, 3/8, 9/8, and 12/8 meters.
  • Demonstrate the construction of a natural minor scale using the whole step-half step pattern.
Responding/ Evaluating
  • Listen to, analyze, describe, and evaluate a variety of live and recorded music performed by self, peers, instructors, and professional soloists and ensembles with respect to tone, intonation, balance, technique, interpretation, musical effect, and stage deportment.
  • Describe ways in which concepts of music relate to concepts in other disciplines.
Present
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Traditional and Emerging Ensembles - Accomplished
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
5) Share personally-developed arrangements, sections, and short compositions, individually or as an ensemble, that address identified purposes.

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:
Choral
Rhythm
  • Mixed meter
  • Syncopation
Melody
  • Full chromatic scale
  • Modal melodies
  • Minor scale
Harmony
  • Chromatic mediant and submediant chords
  • Counter melodies
  • Harmonic sequences
Form
  • Various cultural forms
Expression
  • Various culture-specific expressive techniques (ululation, overtone singing, etc.)
  • Creative intent
  • Stylistic characteristics
  • Facial expression
  • Historical context
  • Cultural context
  • Artistic delivery

Instrumental
Rhythm
  • 5/4
  • 6/4
  • 3/8
  • 9/8
  • 12/8
  • Largo
  • Grave
  • Vivace
  • Presto
Melody
  • Double Flat
  • Double Sharp
  • Relative Minor
  • Pure Minor
  • Natural Minor
Harmony
  • Monophony
  • Polyphony
  • Homophony
  • Tonic
  • Dominant
Form
  • Tonic
  • Dominant
  • Subdominant
  • Cadence
  • Imitation
  • Counterpoint
  • Rondo
Skill Examples:
Choral
Performing
  • Perform music in a manner that is appropriate to the context of its culture of origin.
  • Publicly present music in a manner that is consistent with the culture of its origin or inspiration.
Creating
  • Improvise melodies representative of distinct cultures studied in rehearsal.
  • Adapt pre-existing music to the styles of various cultures studied in rehearsal.
Reading/ Writing
  • Create and share 16-32 measure three- and four-part rhythmic and melodic exercises using standard notation within teacher-provided guidelines.
  • Create and share rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic exercises representative of distinct cultural styles studied in rehearsal.
Responding/ Evaluating
  • Identify cultural influences in notated music.
  • Discuss the origins or reasoning behind cultural composition or performance practices.
  • Evaluate the cultural authenticity of commercially published music.

Instrumental
Performing
  • Clap, speak on neutral syllables, count aloud, and play on instruments given rhythmic patterns in 5/4, 6/4, 3/8, 9/8, and 12/8 meters.
  • Play all major scales and arpeggios (winds, strings, percussion).
  • Play pure minor scales and arpeggios (winds.
  • strings, percussion).
  • Demonstrate a combination of mature tone, good pitch center, and proper balance when performing as a member of a group.
  • Play alone and with others, music graded 3.5 to 4 and medium advanced.
Creating
  • Given an accompaniment, compose melodic lines up to 16 measures in length within given parameters using standard music notation.
  • Improvise rhythmic and melodic patterns up to 16 measures in length within given parameters.
Reading/ Writing
  • Read given rhythmic and melodic notation in 5/4, 6/4, 3/8, 9/8, and 12/8 meters.
  • Demonstrate the construction of a natural minor scale using the whole step-half step pattern.
Responding/ Evaluating
  • Listen to, analyze, describe, and evaluate a variety of live and recorded music performed by self, peers, instructors, and professional soloists and ensembles with respect to tone, intonation, balance, technique, interpretation, musical effect, and stage deportment.
  • Describe ways in which concepts of music relate to concepts in other disciplines.
Performing
Arts Education (2017)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Music: Traditional and Emerging Ensembles - Accomplished
All Resources: 0
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 0
Classroom Resources: 0
Unit Plans: 0
6) Develop and apply criteria to select a varied repertoire to study and perform, based on an understanding of theoretical and structural characteristics and expressive challenges in the music, the technical skill of the individual or ensemble, and the purpose and context of the performance.

Insight Unpacked Content
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:
Choral
Rhythm
  • Mixed meter
  • Syncopation
Melody
  • Full chromatic scale
  • Modal melodies
  • Minor scale
Harmony
  • Chromatic mediant and submediant chords
  • Counter melodies
  • Harmonic sequences
Form
  • Various cultural forms
Expression
  • Various culture-specific expressive techniques (ululation, overtone singing, etc.)
  • Creative intent
  • Stylistic characteristics
  • Facial expression
  • Historical context
  • Cultural context
  • Artistic delivery

Instrumental
Rhythm
  • 5/4
  • 6/4
  • 3/8
  • 9/8
  • 12/8
  • Largo
  • Grave
  • Vivace
  • Presto
Melody
  • Double Flat
  • Double Sharp
  • Relative Minor
  • Pure Minor
  • Natural Minor
Harmony
  • Monophony
  • Polyphony
  • Homophony
  • Tonic
  • Dominant
Form
  • Tonic
  • Dominant
  • Subdominant
  • Cadence
  • Imitation
  • Counterpoint
  • Rondo
Skill Examples:
Choral
Performing
  • Extend technical skills and artistry and provide demonstrate a deeper understanding and appreciation of the study of music.
  • Select a contrasting program (at least three pieces) from available music resources (e.g., method or solo books, ensemble piece introduced in class but not rehearsed) that present technical and expressive elements (including dynamics, phrasing, and stylistic characteristics).
  • Demonstrate fundamental vocal control while performing varied repertoire of music individually and in ensemble settings while making appropriate use of posture, breath control, energy, tone production (with freedom, resonance, control), pitch matching, intonation, balance and blend, sense of ensemble.
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in producing a characteristic vocal sound individually and in groups.
  • Demonstrate technical accuracy through appropriate use of scale construction, rhythm work (including pulse, note, and rest values), range development, diction, pronunciation, vowel formation, and expressive elements (including dynamics, phrasing, and stylistic characteristics).
  • Perform a varied repertoire of four-part literature, including selections in three languages.
  • Perform literature accurately that indicates tempo markings of adagio, vivace, and rallentando.
  • Perform literature accurately that indicates dynamic markings of pianissimo and fortissimo.
  • Perform literature accurately that uses the marking of marcato.
  • Responding vocally to conductor cues indicating tempo changes.
Creating
  • Use standard symbols for pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and tempo to notate personal musical ideas and the musical ideas of others.
  • Improvise vocally in various musical styles (examples: jazz or blues).
Reading/ Writing
  • Interpret whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth, and dotted note and rest durations in simple duple, simple triple, simple compound, triple, compound, and mixed meters.
  • Interpret standard notation symbols for pitch in appropriate clefs using extended staves.
  • Identify whole- and half-step patterns in minor scales.
Responding/ Evaluating
  • Apply assessment practices to demonstrate their learning and understanding of fundamental music concepts and music literacy.
  • Evaluate vocal performances to identify accuracy of tone and musical effect.
  • Discuss how people differ in their responses to the aesthetic qualities of performance including their personal responses.
  • Describe how the use of elements of music affects the aesthetic impact of a music selection.
  • Discuss how the purpose, meaning and value of music changes because of the impact of life experiences.
  • Assess how elements of music are used in a work to create images or evoke emotions.
  • Evaluate how musical forms are influenced by history.

Instrumental
Performing
  • Demonstrate ability to count rhythms in 5/4, 6/4, 3/8, 9/8, and 12/8.
  • Perform all-natural minor scales and arpeggios.
  • Perform non-traditional scales including whole tone, blues, and pentatonic.
  • Demonstrate ability to perform in all key signatures and read double accidentals.
  • Perform in the first five positions freely for violins and violas.
  • Cellists expand range up to 7th position and perform using the tenor clef. Cellists and Bass players perform in thumb position (strings).
  • Within repertoire perform a variety of bow strokes including hooked bowings, staccato, spiccato, and tremello, martalé and collegno (Strings).
  • Creating
  • Develop personal practice strategies that could be shared amongst peers.
  • Demonstrate ability to select multiple pieces of music to create a program that conveys all styles and genres and represents different time periods and cultures.
  • Demonstrate ability to use mastery of technical and expressive elements to connect with an audience.
  • Reading/ Writing
    • Determine style based on music parts and score.
    • Demonstrate mastery of all technical and expressive music markings through thoughtful interpretation while performing.
    • Identify the use of cadences to guide musical phrasing.
    Responding/ Evaluating
    • Demonstrate ability to respond to rehearsal and performance to correct errors.
    • Develop strategies to correct mistakes made during rehearsal and performance.
    Analyze
    Arts Education (2017)
    Grade(s): 6 - 12
    Music: Traditional and Emerging Ensembles - Accomplished
    All Resources: 0
    Learning Activities: 0
    Lesson Plans: 0
    Classroom Resources: 0
    Unit Plans: 0
    7) Document and demonstrate, using music reading skills (where appropriate), how compositional devices employed and theoretical and structural aspects of musical works may impact and inform prepared and improvised performances.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    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:
    Choral
    Rhythm
    • Mixed meter
    • Syncopation
    Melody
    • Full chromatic scale
    • Modal melodies
    • Minor scale
    Harmony
    • Chromatic mediant and submediant chords
    • Counter melodies
    • Harmonic sequences
    Form
    • Various cultural forms
    Expression
    • Various culture-specific expressive techniques (ululation, overtone singing, etc.)
    • Creative intent
    • Stylistic characteristics
    • Facial expression
    • Historical context
    • Cultural context
    • Artistic delivery

    Instrumental
    Rhythm
    • 5/4
    • 6/4
    • 3/8
    • 9/8
    • 12/8
    • Largo
    • Grave
    • Vivace
    • Presto
    Melody
    • Double Flat
    • Double Sharp
    • Relative Minor
    • Pure Minor
    • Natural Minor
    Harmony
    • Monophony
    • Polyphony
    • Homophony
    • Tonic
    • Dominant
    Form
    • Tonic
    • Dominant
    • Subdominant
    • Cadence
    • Imitation
    • Counterpoint
    • Rondo
    Skill Examples:
    Choral
    Performing
    • Extend technical skills and artistry and provide demonstrate a deeper understanding and appreciation of the study of music.
    • Select a contrasting program (at least three pieces) from available music resources (e.g., method or solo books, ensemble piece introduced in class but not rehearsed) that present technical and expressive elements (including dynamics, phrasing, and stylistic characteristics).
    • Demonstrate fundamental vocal control while performing varied repertoire of music individually and in ensemble settings while making appropriate use of posture, breath control, energy, tone production (with freedom, resonance, control), pitch matching, intonation, balance and blend, sense of ensemble.
    • Demonstrate technical expertise in producing a characteristic vocal sound individually and in groups.
    • Demonstrate technical accuracy through appropriate use of scale construction, rhythm work (including pulse, note, and rest values), range development, diction, pronunciation, vowel formation, and expressive elements (including dynamics, phrasing, and stylistic characteristics).
    • Perform a varied repertoire of four-part literature, including selections in three languages.
    • Perform literature accurately that indicates tempo markings of adagio, vivace, and rallentando.
    • Perform literature accurately that indicates dynamic markings of pianissimo and fortissimo.
    • Perform literature accurately that uses the marking of marcato.
    • Responding vocally to conductor cues indicating tempo changes.
    Creating
    • Use standard symbols for pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and tempo to notate personal musical ideas and the musical ideas of others.
    • Improvise vocally in various musical styles (examples: jazz or blues).
    Reading/ Writing
    • Interpret whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth, and dotted note and rest durations in simple duple, simple triple, simple compound, triple, compound, and mixed meters.
    • Interpret standard notation symbols for pitch in appropriate clefs using extended staves.
    • Identify whole- and half-step patterns in minor scales.
    Responding/ Evaluating
    • Apply assessment practices to demonstrate their learning and understanding of fundamental music concepts and music literacy.
    • Evaluate vocal performances to identify accuracy of tone and musical effect.
    • Discuss how people differ in their responses to the aesthetic qualities of performance including their personal responses.
    • Describe how the use of elements of music affects the aesthetic impact of a music selection.
    • Discuss how the purpose, meaning and value of music changes because of the impact of life experiences.
    • Assess how elements of music are used in a work to create images or evoke emotions.
    • Evaluate how musical forms are influenced by history.

    Instrumental
    Performing
  • Demonstrate ability to count rhythms in 5/4, 6/4, 3/8, 9/8, and 12/8.
  • Perform all-natural minor scales and arpeggios.
  • Perform non-traditional scales including whole tone, blues, and pentatonic.
  • Demonstrate ability to perform in all key signatures and read double accidentals.
  • Perform in the first five positions freely for violins and violas.
  • Cellists expand range up to 7th position and perform using the tenor clef. Cellists and Bass players perform in thumb position (strings).
  • Within repertoire perform a variety of bow strokes including hooked bowings, staccato, spiccato, and tremello, martalé and collegno (Strings).
  • Creating
  • Develop personal practice strategies that could be shared amongst peers.
  • Demonstrate ability to select multiple pieces of music to create a program that conveys all styles and genres and represents different time periods and cultures.
  • Demonstrate ability to use mastery of technical and expressive elements to connect with an audience.
  • Reading/ Writing
    • Determine style based on music parts and score.
    • Demonstrate mastery of all technical and expressive music markings through thoughtful interpretation while performing.
    • Identify the use of cadences to guide musical phrasing.
    Responding/ Evaluating
    • Demonstrate ability to respond to rehearsal and performance to correct errors.
    • Develop strategies to correct mistakes made during rehearsal and performance.
    Interpret
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    8) Demonstrate how understanding the style, genre, and context of a varied repertoire of music influences prepared and improvised performances, as well as performers' technical skill to connect with the audience.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    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:
    Choral
    Rhythm
    • Mixed meter
    • Syncopation
    Melody
    • Full chromatic scale
    • Modal melodies
    • Minor scale
    Harmony
    • Chromatic mediant and submediant chords
    • Counter melodies
    • Harmonic sequences
    Form
    • Various cultural forms
    Expression
    • Various culture-specific expressive techniques (ululation, overtone singing, etc.)
    • Creative intent
    • Stylistic characteristics
    • Facial expression
    • Historical context
    • Cultural context
    • Artistic delivery

    Instrumental
    Rhythm
    • 5/4
    • 6/4
    • 3/8
    • 9/8
    • 12/8
    • Largo
    • Grave
    • Vivace
    • Presto
    Melody
    • Double Flat
    • Double Sharp
    • Relative Minor
    • Pure Minor
    • Natural Minor
    Harmony
    • Monophony
    • Polyphony
    • Homophony
    • Tonic
    • Dominant
    Form
    • Tonic
    • Dominant
    • Subdominant
    • Cadence
    • Imitation
    • Counterpoint
    • Rondo
    Skill Examples:
    Choral
    Performing
    • Extend technical skills and artistry and provide demonstrate a deeper understanding and appreciation of the study of music.
    • Select a contrasting program (at least three pieces) from available music resources (e.g., method or solo books, ensemble piece introduced in class but not rehearsed) that present technical and expressive elements (including dynamics, phrasing, and stylistic characteristics).
    • Demonstrate fundamental vocal control while performing varied repertoire of music individually and in ensemble settings while making appropriate use of posture, breath control, energy, tone production (with freedom, resonance, control), pitch matching, intonation, balance and blend, sense of ensemble.
    • Demonstrate technical expertise in producing a characteristic vocal sound individually and in groups.
    • Demonstrate technical accuracy through appropriate use of scale construction, rhythm work (including pulse, note, and rest values), range development, diction, pronunciation, vowel formation, and expressive elements (including dynamics, phrasing, and stylistic characteristics).
    • Perform a varied repertoire of four-part literature, including selections in three languages.
    • Perform literature accurately that indicates tempo markings of adagio, vivace, and rallentando.
    • Perform literature accurately that indicates dynamic markings of pianissimo and fortissimo.
    • Perform literature accurately that uses the marking of marcato.
    • Responding vocally to conductor cues indicating tempo changes.
    Creating
    • Use standard symbols for pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and tempo to notate personal musical ideas and the musical ideas of others.
    • Improvise vocally in various musical styles (examples: jazz or blues).
    Reading/ Writing
    • Interpret whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth, and dotted note and rest durations in simple duple, simple triple, simple compound, triple, compound, and mixed meters.
    • Interpret standard notation symbols for pitch in appropriate clefs using extended staves.
    • Identify whole- and half-step patterns in minor scales.
    Responding/ Evaluating
    • Apply assessment practices to demonstrate their learning and understanding of fundamental music concepts and music literacy.
    • Evaluate vocal performances to identify accuracy of tone and musical effect.
    • Discuss how people differ in their responses to the aesthetic qualities of performance including their personal responses.
    • Describe how the use of elements of music affects the aesthetic impact of a music selection.
    • Discuss how the purpose, meaning and value of music changes because of the impact of life experiences.
    • Assess how elements of music are used in a work to create images or evoke emotions.
    • Evaluate how musical forms are influenced by history.

    Instrumental
    Performing
  • Demonstrate ability to count rhythms in 5/4, 6/4, 3/8, 9/8, and 12/8.
  • Perform all-natural minor scales and arpeggios.
  • Perform non-traditional scales including whole tone, blues, and pentatonic.
  • Demonstrate ability to perform in all key signatures and read double accidentals.
  • Perform in the first five positions freely for violins and violas.
  • Cellists expand range up to 7th position and perform using the tenor clef. Cellists and Bass players perform in thumb position (strings).
  • Within repertoire perform a variety of bow strokes including hooked bowings, staccato, spiccato, and tremello, martalé and collegno (Strings).
  • Creating
  • Develop personal practice strategies that could be shared amongst peers.
  • Demonstrate ability to select multiple pieces of music to create a program that conveys all styles and genres and represents different time periods and cultures.
  • Demonstrate ability to use mastery of technical and expressive elements to connect with an audience.
  • Reading/ Writing
    • Determine style based on music parts and score.
    • Demonstrate mastery of all technical and expressive music markings through thoughtful interpretation while performing.
    • Identify the use of cadences to guide musical phrasing.
    Responding/ Evaluating
    • Demonstrate ability to respond to rehearsal and performance to correct errors.
    • Develop strategies to correct mistakes made during rehearsal and performance.
    Rehearse, Evaluate, and Refine
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    9) Develop and apply appropriate rehearsal strategies to address individual and ensemble challenges in a varied repertoire of music, and evaluate their success.

    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:
    Choral
    Rhythm
    • Mixed meter
    • Syncopation
    Melody
    • Full chromatic scale
    • Modal melodies
    • Minor scale
    Harmony
    • Chromatic mediant and submediant chords
    • Counter melodies
    • Harmonic sequences
    Form
    • Various cultural forms
    Expression
    • Various culture-specific expressive techniques (ululation, overtone singing, etc.)
    • Creative intent
    • Stylistic characteristics
    • Facial expression
    • Historical context
    • Cultural context
    • Artistic delivery

    Instrumental
    Rhythm
    • 5/4
    • 6/4
    • 3/8
    • 9/8
    • 12/8
    • Largo
    • Grave
    • Vivace
    • Presto
    Melody
    • Double Flat
    • Double Sharp
    • Relative Minor
    • Pure Minor
    • Natural Minor
    Harmony
    • Monophony
    • Polyphony
    • Homophony
    • Tonic
    • Dominant
    Form
    • Tonic
    • Dominant
    • Subdominant
    • Cadence
    • Imitation
    • Counterpoint
    • Rondo
    Skill Examples:
    Choral
    Performing
    • Extend technical skills and artistry and provide demonstrate a deeper understanding and appreciation of the study of music.
    • Select a contrasting program (at least three pieces) from available music resources (e.g., method or solo books, ensemble piece introduced in class but not rehearsed) that present technical and expressive elements (including dynamics, phrasing, and stylistic characteristics).
    • Demonstrate fundamental vocal control while performing varied repertoire of music individually and in ensemble settings while making appropriate use of posture, breath control, energy, tone production (with freedom, resonance, control), pitch matching, intonation, balance and blend, sense of ensemble.
    • Demonstrate technical expertise in producing a characteristic vocal sound individually and in groups.
    • Demonstrate technical accuracy through appropriate use of scale construction, rhythm work (including pulse, note, and rest values), range development, diction, pronunciation, vowel formation, and expressive elements (including dynamics, phrasing, and stylistic characteristics).
    • Perform a varied repertoire of four-part literature, including selections in three languages.
    • Perform literature accurately that indicates tempo markings of adagio, vivace, and rallentando.
    • Perform literature accurately that indicates dynamic markings of pianissimo and fortissimo.
    • Perform literature accurately that uses the marking of marcato.
    • Responding vocally to conductor cues indicating tempo changes.
    Creating
    • Use standard symbols for pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and tempo to notate personal musical ideas and the musical ideas of others.
    • Improvise vocally in various musical styles (examples: jazz or blues).
    Reading/ Writing
    • Interpret whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth, and dotted note and rest durations in simple duple, simple triple, simple compound, triple, compound, and mixed meters.
    • Interpret standard notation symbols for pitch in appropriate clefs using extended staves.
    • Identify whole- and half-step patterns in minor scales.
    Responding/ Evaluating
    • Apply assessment practices to demonstrate their learning and understanding of fundamental music concepts and music literacy.
    • Evaluate vocal performances to identify accuracy of tone and musical effect.
    • Discuss how people differ in their responses to the aesthetic qualities of performance including their personal responses.
    • Describe how the use of elements of music affects the aesthetic impact of a music selection.
    • Discuss how the purpose, meaning and value of music changes because of the impact of life experiences.
    • Assess how elements of music are used in a work to create images or evoke emotions.
    • Evaluate how musical forms are influenced by history.

    Instrumental
    Performing
  • Demonstrate ability to count rhythms in 5/4, 6/4, 3/8, 9/8, and 12/8.
  • Perform all-natural minor scales and arpeggios.
  • Perform non-traditional scales including whole tone, blues, and pentatonic.
  • Demonstrate ability to perform in all key signatures and read double accidentals.
  • Perform in the first five positions freely for violins and violas.
  • Cellists expand range up to 7th position and perform using the tenor clef. Cellists and Bass players perform in thumb position (strings).
  • Within repertoire perform a variety of bow strokes including hooked bowings, staccato, spiccato, and tremello, martalé and collegno (Strings).
  • Creating
  • Develop personal practice strategies that could be shared amongst peers.
  • Demonstrate ability to select multiple pieces of music to create a program that conveys all styles and genres and represents different time periods and cultures.
  • Demonstrate ability to use mastery of technical and expressive elements to connect with an audience.
  • Reading/ Writing
    • Determine style based on music parts and score.
    • Demonstrate mastery of all technical and expressive music markings through thoughtful interpretation while performing.
    • Identify the use of cadences to guide musical phrasing.
    Responding/ Evaluating
    • Demonstrate ability to respond to rehearsal and performance to correct errors.
    • Develop strategies to correct mistakes made during rehearsal and performance.
    Present
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    10) Demonstrate mastery of the technical demands and an understanding of expressive qualities of the music in prepared and improvised performances of a varied repertoire representing diverse cultures, styles, genres, and historical periods.

    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:
    Choral
    Rhythm
    • Mixed meter
    • Syncopation
    Melody
    • Full chromatic scale
    • Modal melodies
    • Minor scale
    Harmony
    • Chromatic mediant and submediant chords
    • Counter melodies
    • Harmonic sequences
    Form
    • Various cultural forms
    Expression
    • Various culture-specific expressive techniques (ululation, overtone singing, etc.)
    • Creative intent
    • Stylistic characteristics
    • Facial expression
    • Historical context
    • Cultural context
    • Artistic delivery

    Instrumental
    Rhythm
    • 5/4
    • 6/4
    • 3/8
    • 9/8
    • 12/8
    • Largo
    • Grave
    • Vivace
    • Presto
    Melody
    • Double Flat
    • Double Sharp
    • Relative Minor
    • Pure Minor
    • Natural Minor
    Harmony
    • Monophony
    • Polyphony
    • Homophony
    • Tonic
    • Dominant
    Form
    • Tonic
    • Dominant
    • Subdominant
    • Cadence
    • Imitation
    • Counterpoint
    • Rondo
    Skill Examples:
    Choral
    Performing
    • Extend technical skills and artistry and provide demonstrate a deeper understanding and appreciation of the study of music.
    • Select a contrasting program (at least three pieces) from available music resources (e.g., method or solo books, ensemble piece introduced in class but not rehearsed) that present technical and expressive elements (including dynamics, phrasing, and stylistic characteristics).
    • Demonstrate fundamental vocal control while performing varied repertoire of music individually and in ensemble settings while making appropriate use of posture, breath control, energy, tone production (with freedom, resonance, control), pitch matching, intonation, balance and blend, sense of ensemble.
    • Demonstrate technical expertise in producing a characteristic vocal sound individually and in groups.
    • Demonstrate technical accuracy through appropriate use of scale construction, rhythm work (including pulse, note, and rest values), range development, diction, pronunciation, vowel formation, and expressive elements (including dynamics, phrasing, and stylistic characteristics).
    • Perform a varied repertoire of four-part literature, including selections in three languages.
    • Perform literature accurately that indicates tempo markings of adagio, vivace, and rallentando.
    • Perform literature accurately that indicates dynamic markings of pianissimo and fortissimo.
    • Perform literature accurately that uses the marking of marcato.
    • Responding vocally to conductor cues indicating tempo changes.
    Creating
    • Use standard symbols for pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and tempo to notate personal musical ideas and the musical ideas of others.
    • Improvise vocally in various musical styles (examples: jazz or blues).
    Reading/ Writing
    • Interpret whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth, and dotted note and rest durations in simple duple, simple triple, simple compound, triple, compound, and mixed meters.
    • Interpret standard notation symbols for pitch in appropriate clefs using extended staves.
    • Identify whole- and half-step patterns in minor scales.
    Responding/ Evaluating
    • Apply assessment practices to demonstrate their learning and understanding of fundamental music concepts and music literacy.
    • Evaluate vocal performances to identify accuracy of tone and musical effect.
    • Discuss how people differ in their responses to the aesthetic qualities of performance including their personal responses.
    • Describe how the use of elements of music affects the aesthetic impact of a music selection.
    • Discuss how the purpose, meaning and value of music changes because of the impact of life experiences.
    • Assess how elements of music are used in a work to create images or evoke emotions.
    • Evaluate how musical forms are influenced by history.

    Instrumental
    Performing
  • Demonstrate ability to count rhythms in 5/4, 6/4, 3/8, 9/8, and 12/8.
  • Perform all-natural minor scales and arpeggios.
  • Perform non-traditional scales including whole tone, blues, and pentatonic.
  • Demonstrate ability to perform in all key signatures and read double accidentals.
  • Perform in the first five positions freely for violins and violas.
  • Cellists expand range up to 7th position and perform using the tenor clef. Cellists and Bass players perform in thumb position (strings).
  • Within repertoire perform a variety of bow strokes including hooked bowings, staccato, spiccato, and tremello, martalé and collegno (Strings).
  • Creating
  • Develop personal practice strategies that could be shared amongst peers.
  • Demonstrate ability to select multiple pieces of music to create a program that conveys all styles and genres and represents different time periods and cultures.
  • Demonstrate ability to use mastery of technical and expressive elements to connect with an audience.
  • Reading/ Writing
    • Determine style based on music parts and score.
    • Demonstrate mastery of all technical and expressive music markings through thoughtful interpretation while performing.
    • Identify the use of cadences to guide musical phrasing.
    Responding/ Evaluating
    • Demonstrate ability to respond to rehearsal and performance to correct errors.
    • Develop strategies to correct mistakes made during rehearsal and performance.
    Arts Education (2017)
    Grade(s): 6 - 12
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    11) Demonstrate an understanding of intent as a means for connecting with an audience through prepared and improvised performances.

    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:
    Choral
    Rhythm
    • Mixed meter
    • Syncopation
    Melody
    • Full chromatic scale
    • Modal melodies
    • Minor scale
    Harmony
    • Chromatic mediant and submediant chords
    • Counter melodies
    • Harmonic sequences
    Form
    • Various cultural forms
    Expression
    • Various culture-specific expressive techniques (ululation, overtone singing, etc.)
    • Creative intent
    • Stylistic characteristics
    • Facial expression
    • Historical context
    • Cultural context
    • Artistic delivery

    Instrumental
    Rhythm
    • 5/4
    • 6/4
    • 3/8
    • 9/8
    • 12/8
    • Largo
    • Grave
    • Vivace
    • Presto
    Melody
    • Double Flat
    • Double Sharp
    • Relative Minor
    • Pure Minor
    • Natural Minor
    Harmony
    • Monophony
    • Polyphony
    • Homophony
    • Tonic
    • Dominant
    Form
    • Tonic
    • Dominant
    • Subdominant
    • Cadence
    • Imitation
    • Counterpoint
    • Rondo
    Skill Examples:
    Choral
    Performing
    • Extend technical skills and artistry and provide demonstrate a deeper understanding and appreciation of the study of music.
    • Select a contrasting program (at least three pieces) from available music resources (e.g., method or solo books, ensemble piece introduced in class but not rehearsed) that present technical and expressive elements (including dynamics, phrasing, and stylistic characteristics).
    • Demonstrate fundamental vocal control while performing varied repertoire of music individually and in ensemble settings while making appropriate use of posture, breath control, energy, tone production (with freedom, resonance, control), pitch matching, intonation, balance and blend, sense of ensemble.
    • Demonstrate technical expertise in producing a characteristic vocal sound individually and in groups.
    • Demonstrate technical accuracy through appropriate use of scale construction, rhythm work (including pulse, note, and rest values), range development, diction, pronunciation, vowel formation, and expressive elements (including dynamics, phrasing, and stylistic characteristics).
    • Perform a varied repertoire of four-part literature, including selections in three languages.
    • Perform literature accurately that indicates tempo markings of adagio, vivace, and rallentando.
    • Perform literature accurately that indicates dynamic markings of pianissimo and fortissimo.
    • Perform literature accurately that uses the marking of marcato.
    • Responding vocally to conductor cues indicating tempo changes.
    Creating
    • Use standard symbols for pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and tempo to notate personal musical ideas and the musical ideas of others.
    • Improvise vocally in various musical styles (examples: jazz or blues).
    Reading/ Writing
    • Interpret whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth, and dotted note and rest durations in simple duple, simple triple, simple compound, triple, compound, and mixed meters.
    • Interpret standard notation symbols for pitch in appropriate clefs using extended staves.
    • Identify whole- and half-step patterns in minor scales.
    Responding/ Evaluating
    • Apply assessment practices to demonstrate their learning and understanding of fundamental music concepts and music literacy.
    • Evaluate vocal performances to identify accuracy of tone and musical effect.
    • Discuss how people differ in their responses to the aesthetic qualities of performance including their personal responses.
    • Describe how the use of elements of music affects the aesthetic impact of a music selection.
    • Discuss how the purpose, meaning and value of music changes because of the impact of life experiences.
    • Assess how elements of music are used in a work to create images or evoke emotions.
    • Evaluate how musical forms are influenced by history.

    Instrumental
    Performing
  • Demonstrate ability to count rhythms in 5/4, 6/4, 3/8, 9/8, and 12/8.
  • Perform all-natural minor scales and arpeggios.
  • Perform non-traditional scales including whole tone, blues, and pentatonic.
  • Demonstrate ability to perform in all key signatures and read double accidentals.
  • Perform in the first five positions freely for violins and violas.
  • Cellists expand range up to 7th position and perform using the tenor clef. Cellists and Bass players perform in thumb position (strings).
  • Within repertoire perform a variety of bow strokes including hooked bowings, staccato, spiccato, and tremello, martalé and collegno (Strings).
  • Creating
  • Develop personal practice strategies that could be shared amongst peers.
  • Demonstrate ability to select multiple pieces of music to create a program that conveys all styles and genres and represents different time periods and cultures.
  • Demonstrate ability to use mastery of technical and expressive elements to connect with an audience.
  • Reading/ Writing
    • Determine style based on music parts and score.
    • Demonstrate mastery of all technical and expressive music markings through thoughtful interpretation while performing.
    • Identify the use of cadences to guide musical phrasing.
    Responding/ Evaluating
    • Demonstrate ability to respond to rehearsal and performance to correct errors.
    • Develop strategies to correct mistakes made during rehearsal and performance.
    Responding
    Select
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    12) Apply criteria to select music for a variety of purposes, justifying choices by citing knowledge of the music and the specified purpose and context.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    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:
    Choral
    Rhythm
    • Mixed meter
    • Syncopation
    Melody
    • Full chromatic scale
    • Modal melodies
    • Minor scale
    Harmony
    • Chromatic mediant and submediant chords
    • Counter melodies
    • Harmonic sequences
    Form
    • Various cultural forms
    Expression
    • Various culture-specific expressive techniques (ululation, overtone singing, etc.)
    • Creative intent
    • Stylistic characteristics
    • Facial expression
    • Historical context
    • Cultural context
    • Artistic delivery

    Instrumental
    Rhythm
    • 5/4
    • 6/4
    • 3/8
    • 9/8
    • 12/8
    • Largo
    • Grave
    • Vivace
    • Presto
    Melody
    • Double Flat
    • Double Sharp
    • Relative Minor
    • Pure Minor
    • Natural Minor
    Harmony
    • Monophony
    • Polyphony
    • Homophony
    • Tonic
    • Dominant
    Form
    • Tonic
    • Dominant
    • Subdominant
    • Cadence
    • Imitation
    • Counterpoint
    • Rondo
    Skill Examples:
    Choral
    Performing
    • Independently prepare and accurately perform a varied repertoire of ensemble and solo music showing continuous improvement in performance ability, advanced technique, and complexity.
    • Sing advanced literature demonstrating accurate intonation and rhythm, fundamental skills and a high degree of musicality.
    Creating
    • Improvise over chord progressions and symbols provided by the instructor.
    • Identify the elements of music across musical styles and world cultures.
    • Interpret music symbols in terms of historical and stylistic contexts.
    Reading/ Writing
    • Identify the tonality of a given work in relation to intervals, scales, primary and secondary chords, and key relationships.
    • Demonstrate sight-reading abilities at an advanced level of complexity.
    Responding/ Evaluating
    • Apply assessment practices to select, organize and present personal works to show growth and development of musical skills and literacy.

    Instrumental
    Performing
    • Perform a varied repertoire of music representing diverse genres and cultures alone and in ensembles.
    Creating
    • Interpret articulations, expressive symbols, and terms while performing.
    • Identify and trace the development of music forms across historical periods.
    • Listen to, analyze and describe various music works on the basis of their stylistic qualities and the historical and cultural contexts in which they were created.
    • Describe the elements of music and their functions.
    • Identify traditional harmonic progressions in selected repertoire. Identify musical forms used in vocal and instrumental genres from world cultures.
    • Describe how music reflects the social and political events of history and the role of the musician in history and culture.
    Reading/ Writing
    • Discuss how the purpose, meaning, and value of music changes because of the impact of life experiences.
    Responding/ Evaluating
    • Apply assessment practices to demonstrate the learning and progress made in their development of music skill and music literacy.
    • Describe how the use of elements of music affects the aesthetic impact of a music selection.
    • Describe the use of elements of music as they relate to expression in a varied repertoire of music.
    Analyze
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    13) Explain how the analysis of structures and contexts inform the response to music.

    Insight Unpacked Content
    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:
    Choral
    Rhythm
    • Mixed meter
    • Syncopation
    Melody
    • Full chromatic scale
    • Modal melodies
    • Minor scale
    Harmony
    • Chromatic mediant and submediant chords
    • Counter melodies
    • Harmonic sequences
    Form
    • Various cultural forms
    Expression
    • Various culture-specific expressive techniques (ululation, overtone singing, etc.)
    • Creative intent
    • Stylistic characteristics
    • Facial expression
    • Historical context
    • Cultural context
    • Artistic delivery

    Instrumental
    Rhythm
    • 5/4
    • 6/4
    • 3/8
    • 9/8
    • 12/8
    • Largo
    • Grave
    • Vivace
    • Presto
    Melody
    • Double Flat
    • Double Sharp
    • Relative Minor
    • Pure Minor
    • Natural Minor
    Harmony
    • Monophony
    • Polyphony
    • Homophony
    • Tonic
    • Dominant
    Form
    • Tonic
    • Dominant
    • Subdominant
    • Cadence
    • Imitation
    • Counterpoint
    • Rondo
    Skill Examples:
    Choral
    Performing
    • Independently prepare and accurately perform a varied repertoire of ensemble and solo music showing continuous improvement in performance ability, advanced technique, and complexity.
    • Sing advanced literature demonstrating accurate intonation and rhythm, fundamental skills and a high degree of musicality.
    Creating
    • Improvise over chord progressions and symbols provided by the instructor.
    • Identify the elements of music across musical styles and world cultures.
    • Interpret music symbols in terms of historical and stylistic contexts.
    Reading/ Writing
    • Identify the tonality of a given work in relation to intervals, scales, primary and secondary chords, and key relationships.
    • Demonstrate sight-reading abilities at an advanced level of complexity.
    Responding/ Evaluating
    • Apply assessment practices to select, organize and present personal works to show growth and development of musical skills and literacy.

    Instrumental
    Performing
    • Perform a varied repertoire of music representing diverse genres and cultures alone and in ensembles.
    Creating
    • Interpret articulations, expressive symbols, and terms while performing.
    • Identify and trace the development of music forms across historical periods.
    • Listen to, analyze and describe various music works on the basis of their stylistic qualities and the historical and cultural contexts in which they were created.
    • Describe the elements of music and their functions.
    • Identify traditional harmonic progressions in selected repertoire. Identify musical forms used in vocal and instrumental genres from world cultures.
    • Describe how music reflects the social and political events of history and the role of the musician in history and culture.
    Reading/ Writing
    • Discuss how the purpose, meaning, and value of music changes because of the impact of life experiences.
    Responding/ Evaluating
    • Apply assessment practices to demonstrate the learning and progress made in their development of music skill and music literacy.
    • Describe how the use of elements of music affects the aesthetic impact of a music selection.
    • Describe the use of elements of music as they relate to expression in a varied repertoire of music.
    Interpret
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    14) Support interpretations of the expressive intent and meaning of musical works citing as evidence the treatment of the elements of music, contexts, (when appropriate) the setting of the text, and varied research sources.

    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:
    Choral
    Rhythm
    • Mixed meter
    • Syncopation
    Melody
    • Full chromatic scale
    • Modal melodies
    • Minor scale
    Harmony
    • Chromatic mediant and submediant chords
    • Counter melodies
    • Harmonic sequences
    Form
    • Various cultural forms
    Expression
    • Various culture-specific expressive techniques (ululation, overtone singing, etc.)
    • Creative intent
    • Stylistic characteristics
    • Facial expression
    • Historical context
    • Cultural context
    • Artistic delivery

    Instrumental
    Rhythm
    • 5/4
    • 6/4
    • 3/8
    • 9/8
    • 12/8
    • Largo
    • Grave
    • Vivace
    • Presto
    Melody
    • Double Flat
    • Double Sharp
    • Relative Minor
    • Pure Minor
    • Natural Minor
    Harmony
    • Monophony
    • Polyphony
    • Homophony
    • Tonic
    • Dominant
    Form
    • Tonic
    • Dominant
    • Subdominant
    • Cadence
    • Imitation
    • Counterpoint
    • Rondo
    Skill Examples:
    Choral
    Performing
    • Independently prepare and accurately perform a varied repertoire of ensemble and solo music showing continuous improvement in performance ability, advanced technique, and complexity.
    • Sing advanced literature demonstrating accurate intonation and rhythm, fundamental skills and a high degree of musicality.
    Creating
    • Improvise over chord progressions and symbols provided by the instructor.
    • Identify the elements of music across musical styles and world cultures.
    • Interpret music symbols in terms of historical and stylistic contexts.
    Reading/ Writing
    • Identify the tonality of a given work in relation to intervals, scales, primary and secondary chords, and key relationships.
    • Demonstrate sight-reading abilities at an advanced level of complexity.
    Responding/ Evaluating
    • Apply assessment practices to select, organize and present personal works to show growth and development of musical skills and literacy.

    Instrumental
    Performing
    • Perform a varied repertoire of music representing diverse genres and cultures alone and in ensembles.
    Creating
    • Interpret articulations, expressive symbols, and terms while performing.
    • Identify and trace the development of music forms across historical periods.
    • Listen to, analyze and describe various music works on the basis of their stylistic qualities and the historical and cultural contexts in which they were created.
    • Describe the elements of music and their functions.
    • Identify traditional harmonic progressions in selected repertoire. Identify musical forms used in vocal and instrumental genres from world cultures.
    • Describe how music reflects the social and political events of history and the role of the musician in history and culture.
    Reading/ Writing
    • Discuss how the purpose, meaning, and value of music changes because of the impact of life experiences.
    Responding/ Evaluating
    • Apply assessment practices to demonstrate the learning and progress made in their development of music skill and music literacy.
    • Describe how the use of elements of music affects the aesthetic impact of a music selection.
    • Describe the use of elements of music as they relate to expression in a varied repertoire of music.
    Evaluate
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    15) Evaluate works and performances based on research as well as personally-developed and collaboratively-developed criteria, including analysis and interpretation of the structure and context.

    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:
    Choral
    Rhythm
    • Mixed meter
    • Syncopation
    Melody
    • Full chromatic scale
    • Modal melodies
    • Minor scale
    Harmony
    • Chromatic mediant and submediant chords
    • Counter melodies
    • Harmonic sequences
    Form
    • Various cultural forms
    Expression
    • Various culture-specific expressive techniques (ululation, overtone singing, etc.)
    • Creative intent
    • Stylistic characteristics
    • Facial expression
    • Historical context
    • Cultural context
    • Artistic delivery

    Instrumental
    Rhythm
    • 5/4
    • 6/4
    • 3/8
    • 9/8
    • 12/8
    • Largo
    • Grave
    • Vivace
    • Presto
    Melody
    • Double Flat
    • Double Sharp
    • Relative Minor
    • Pure Minor
    • Natural Minor
    Harmony
    • Monophony
    • Polyphony
    • Homophony
    • Tonic
    • Dominant
    Form
    • Tonic
    • Dominant
    • Subdominant
    • Cadence
    • Imitation
    • Counterpoint
    • Rondo
    Skill Examples:
    Choral
    Performing
    • Independently prepare and accurately perform a varied repertoire of ensemble and solo music showing continuous improvement in performance ability, advanced technique, and complexity.
    • Sing advanced literature demonstrating accurate intonation and rhythm, fundamental skills and a high degree of musicality.
    Creating
    • Improvise over chord progressions and symbols provided by the instructor.
    • Identify the elements of music across musical styles and world cultures.
    • Interpret music symbols in terms of historical and stylistic contexts.
    Reading/ Writing
    • Identify the tonality of a given work in relation to intervals, scales, primary and secondary chords, and key relationships.
    • Demonstrate sight-reading abilities at an advanced level of complexity.
    Responding/ Evaluating
    • Apply assessment practices to select, organize and present personal works to show growth and development of musical skills and literacy.

    Instrumental
    Performing
    • Perform a varied repertoire of music representing diverse genres and cultures alone and in ensembles.
    Creating
    • Interpret articulations, expressive symbols, and terms while performing.
    • Identify and trace the development of music forms across historical periods.
    • Listen to, analyze and describe various music works on the basis of their stylistic qualities and the historical and cultural contexts in which they were created.
    • Describe the elements of music and their functions.
    • Identify traditional harmonic progressions in selected repertoire. Identify musical forms used in vocal and instrumental genres from world cultures.
    • Describe how music reflects the social and political events of history and the role of the musician in history and culture.
    Reading/ Writing
    • Discuss how the purpose, meaning, and value of music changes because of the impact of life experiences.
    Responding/ Evaluating
    • Apply assessment practices to demonstrate the learning and progress made in their development of music skill and music literacy.
    • Describe how the use of elements of music affects the aesthetic impact of a music selection.
    • Describe the use of elements of music as they relate to expression in a varied repertoire of music.
    Connecting
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    16) 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:
    Choral
    Rhythm
    • Mixed meter
    • Syncopation
    Melody
    • Full chromatic scale
    • Modal melodies
    • Minor scale
    Harmony
    • Chromatic mediant and submediant chords
    • Counter melodies
    • Harmonic sequences
    Form
    • Various cultural forms
    Expression
    • Various culture-specific expressive techniques (ululation, overtone singing, etc.)
    • Creative intent
    • Stylistic characteristics
    • Facial expression
    • Historical context
    • Cultural context
    • Artistic delivery

    Instrumental
    Rhythm
    • 5/4
    • 6/4
    • 3/8
    • 9/8
    • 12/8
    • Largo
    • Grave
    • Vivace
    • Presto
    Melody
    • Double Flat
    • Double Sharp
    • Relative Minor
    • Pure Minor
    • Natural Minor
    Harmony
    • Monophony
    • Polyphony
    • Homophony
    • Tonic
    • Dominant
    Form
    • Tonic
    • Dominant
    • Subdominant
    • Cadence
    • Imitation
    • Counterpoint
    • Rondo
    Skill Examples:
    Choral
    Performing
    • Incorporate technology in performing or recording musical performances.
    Creating
    • Create and notate a simple melody using traditional or digital media.
    Reading/ Writing
    • Explain how the creative process is used in similar and different ways in music and other arts.
    Responding/ Evaluating
    • Recognize and describe aesthetic characteristics common to all art forms.
    • Compare and contrast a musical work with another work of art (ex. dance, drama, visual art) from the same culture on the basis of cultural influences.

    Instrumental
    Performing
    • Demonstrate how period, culture, style, and genre impacts the interpretation and performance of a given work.
    • Independently select music of various time periods, cultures, styles, and genres for study and/or performance. Justify choices for instructors and peers.
    Creating
    • Improvise rhythmic and melodic patterns up to 16 measures in length within a chosen style or reflective of a specific county, culture, or period.
    • Compose rhythmic and melodic patterns up to 16 measures in length within a chosen style or reflective of a specific county, culture, or period using standard music notation.
    Reading/ Writing
    • Using a variety of available technologies, notate student-composed exercises reflecting various time periods, cultures, styles, and genres.
    • With guidance, research and present orally or in written form the historical and cultural background of assigned composers and works.
    Responding/ Evaluating
    • Listen to recordings of or attend live performances using period and world music instruments.
    • Listen to and identify the composer, composition, genre, style, likely birthplace, and cultural influences of various musical work.
    • With guidance, analyze music representing various time periods, cultures, styles, and genres.