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Fine Arts - Secondary Curriculum Secondary Music - Choir - Level 2
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand: CREATE (L2.MC.CR.)
Students will conceptualize, generate and organize artistic ideas and work. They will complete and refine musical works (Standards L2.MC.CR.1-6).

Standard L2.MC.CR.1:
Listen to and discuss a variety of musical styles and ideas.

Standard L2.MC.CR.2:
Sing a consequent phrase for a given antecedent phrase in a variety of styles.

Standard L2.MC.CR.3:
Improvise/generate rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic ideas and phrases in two or more parts.

Standard L2.MC.CR.4:
Develop aural skills: intervals, major/minor modality, rhythmic with melodic dictation.

Standard L2.MC.CR.5:
Develop, organize and notate rhythmic and melodic ideas and phrases of increasing complexity.

Standard L2.MC.CR.6:
Evaluate musical ideas, with teacher provided criteria, and identify and rehearse elements of musical expression that lead to a creative interpretation of a musical work.

Strand: PERFORM (L2.MC.CR.)
Students will analyze, interpret, and select artistic work for performance. They will develop techniques and concepts to refine artistic work, and express meaning through the presentation of musical works (Standards L2.MC.P.1-7).

Standard L2.MC.P.1:
Select appropriate music to perform for a short solo or ensemble performance, and explain why each piece was chosen.

Standard L2.MC.P.2:
Discuss various elements of a musical work such as form, phrasing and style.

Standard L2.MC.P.3:
Sing with an appropriate tone over an appropriate range incorporating a combination of the following skills:

  1. Vowels and diction
  2. Intonation
  3. Placement
  4. Correct breathing and singing posture
  5. Vocal physiology and vocal care
  6. Flow phonation

Standard L2.MC.P.4:
Demonstrate technical performance skills by singing correct pitches and rhythms in skill-appropriate literature.

Standard L2.MC.P.5:
Demonstrate notational literacy by correctly sight-singing increasingly complex melodies, harmonies, and rhythms.

Standard L2.MC.P.6:
Demonstrate productive rehearsal habits, both as an individual and as an ensemble member.

Standard L2.MC.P.7:
Perform an artistic work with technical accuracy, responding appropriately to the conductor and using musical elements to express ideas and emotions.

Strand: RESPOND (L2.MC.R.)
Students will perceive and analyze artistic work and process. They will interpret intent and meaning, and apply criteria to evaluate artistic work and process (Standards L2.MC.R.1-5).

Standard L2.MC.R. 1:
Respond to a musical performance by identifying the musical elements within a piece and in a given context, discussing their effect on both listener and performer, and exhibiting appropriate performance demeanor and audience concert etiquette.

Standard L2.MC.R.2:
Identify and discuss how musical elements are embedded within a musical work to express possible meanings, and consider how the use of musical elements helps predict the composer's possible intent.

Standard L2.MC.R.3:
Identify and describe the musical and structural elements that contribute to a quality musical work.

Standard L2.MC.R.4:
Identify and describe the technical and musical skills evident in a quality performance.

Standard L2.MC.R.5:
Judge and improve the quality of student's own musical performance using self-assessment.

Strand: CONNECT (L2.MC.CO.)
Students will synthesize and relate knowledge from personal and collaborative experience to make and receive art. They will relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding (Standards L2.Mc.CO.1-4).

Standard L2.MC.CO.1:
Examine how music relates to personal development and enjoyment of life.

Standard L2.MC.CO.2:
Self-assess and document personal growth as a musician.

Standard L2.MC.CO.3:
Experience how music connects us to history, culture, heritage, community, and to other academic subjects.

Standard L2.MC.CO.4:
Demonstrate an understanding of how musical works are influenced by the composer's heritage and experiences.

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Tim  Stack and see the Fine Arts - Secondary website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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