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Fine Arts - Secondary Curriculum Secondary Music - Instrumental - Level 1
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand: CREATE (L1.MI.CR.)
Students will conceptualize, generate and organize artistic ideas and work. They will complete and refine musical works (Standards L1.MI.CR.1-6).

Standard L1.MI.CR.1:
Listen to a variety of musical styles and ideas.

Standard L1.MI.CR.2:
Improvise/generate and respond, with guidance, to simple melodic ideas and phrases.

Standard L1.MI.CR.3:
Develop aural skills.

Standard L1.MI.CR.4:
With guidance, develop, organize, and notate rhythmic and melodic ideas and phrases with increasing complexity.

Standard L1.MI.CR.5:
Evaluate and refine musical ideas, applying teacher-provided criteria and, with guidance, using selected elements of music.

Standard L1.MI.CR.6:
Identify and rehearse skills and concepts that need greater unification for performance.

Strand: PERFORM (L1.MI.P.)
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 L1.MI.P.1-8).

Standard L1.MI.P.1:
With guidance, select appropriate music for a short solo or ensemble performance, with consideration to student ability, preparation and target audience, and explain why the piece was chosen.

Standard L1.MI.P.2:
With guidance, discuss various elements of a musical work.

Standard L1.MI.P.3:
With guidance, make appropriate interpretive musical decisions as a soloist/ensemble.

Standard L1.MI.P.4:
Produce an appropriate tone over a moderate range of the instrument, using correct posture and physical connection to the instrument.

Standard L1.MI.P.5:
Demonstrate fluency in the following technical performance skills:

  1. Basic major scales
  2. Chromatic scale with limited range
  3. Articulation
  4. Dynamics
  5. Rhythmic accuracy
  6. Note accuracy
  7. Ensemble listening
  8. Tuning
  9. Targeted practice techniques
  10. Balance/blend
  11. Rudimentary ear training

Standard L1.MI.P.6:
Demonstrate notational literacy, including sight-reading.

Standard L1.MI.P.7:
Demonstrate productive rehearsal habits, both as an individual and as an ensemble member.

Standard L1.MI.P.8:
Watch and respond appropriately to the conductor and perform with technical accuracy, utilizing appropriate phrasing, dynamics, style, tempo, balance and blend to express ideas and emotions.

Strand: RESPOND (L1.MI.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 L1.MI.R.1-5).

Standard L1.MI.R.1:
Respond to a musical performance by identifying the musical elements within a piece and in a given context, discuss their effect on both listener and performer, and exhibit appropriate performance demeanor and audience concert etiquette.

Standard L1.MI.R.2:
Consider, with guidance, how the use of musical elements helps predict the composer's possible intent.

Standard L1.MI.R.3:
Identify and describe, with guidance, the musical and structural elements that contribute to a quality musical work.

Standard L1.MI.R.4:
Identify and describe, with guidance, the technical and musical skills evident in a quality performance.

Standard L1.MI.R.5:
Use self-assessment to judge and improve the quality of musical performance.

Strand: CONNECT (L1.MI.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 L1.MI.CO.1-4).

Standard L1.MI.CO.1:
Examine how music relates to personal development and enjoyment of life.

Standard L1.MI.CO.2:
Self-assess and document personal growth as a musician.

Standard L1.MI.CO.3:
Experience how music connects us to history, culture, heritage, community, and to other academic subjects.

Standard L1.MI.CO.4:
Examine, with guidance, 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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