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

Strand: CREATE (L2.MI.CR.)
Students will conceptualize, generate, and organize artistic ideas and work. They will complete and refine musical works (Standards L2.MI.CR.1-4).

Standard L2.MI.CR.1:
Improvise/generate simple rhythmic and melodic ideas and phrases.

Standard L2.MI.CR.2:
Develop, organize and notate rhythmic and melodic ideas and phrases with increasing complexity while continuing to develop aural skills.

Standard L2.MI.CR.3:
Refine musical ideas, apply student criteria, and use a variety of musical elements.

Standard L2.MI.CR.4:
Identify and rehearse skills and concepts that need greater unification for performance.

Strand: PERFORM (L2.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 (l2.MI.P.1-8).

Standard L2.MI.P.1:
Select, with limited guidance, appropriate music for a solo or ensemble performance, with consideration of student ability, preparation time and target audience, and explain why each piece was chosen.

Standard L2.MI.P.2:
Discuss, with limited guidance, various elements of a musical work.

Standard L2.MI.P.3:
With limited guidance, make appropriate interpretive musical decisions as a soloist/ensemble.

Standard L2.MI.P.4:
Produce an appropriate tone over an expanded range of the instrument, using correct posture and physical connection to the instrument.

Standard L2.MI.P.5:
Demonstrate fluency in the following technical performance skills:

  1. Major scales in expanding ranges
  2. Minor scales
  3. Chromatic scales
  4. Articulation
  5. Dynamics
  6. Rhythmic accuracy
  7. Note accuracy
  8. Ensemble listening
  9. Tuning
  10. Targeted practice techniques
  11. Balance/blend
  12. Ear training

Standard L2.MI.P.6:
Demonstrate notational literacy, including sight-reading.

Standard L2.MI.P.7:
Demonstrate productive rehearsal habits, both as an individual and as an ensemble member.

Standard L2.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 (L2.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 L2.MI.R.1-6).

Standard L2.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 L2.MI.R.2:
With limited guidance, identify and discuss musical elements embedded within a musical work to express possible meanings.

Standard L2.MI.R.3:
Consider how the use of musical elements helps predict the composer's possible intent.

Standard L2.MI.R.4:
With limited guidance, identify and describe the musical and structural elements that contribute to a quality musical work.

Standard L2.MI.R.5:
Identify and describe, with limited guidance, the technical and musical skills evident in a quality performance.

Standard L2.MI.R.6:
Use self-assessment to judge and improve the quality of one's own musical performance.

Strand: CONNECT (L2.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 L2.MI.CO.1-4).

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

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

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

Standard L2.MI.CO.4:
Examine, with limited 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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