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Fine Arts - Secondary Curriculum Secondary Music - Instrumental - Level 3
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand: CREATE (L3.MI.CR.)
Students will conceptualize, generate and organize artistic ideas and work. They will complete and refine musical works (Standards L3.MI.CR.1-4).

Standard L3.MI.CR.1:
Improve/generate rhythmic and melodic ideas and phrases.

Standard L3.MI.CR.2:
Develop aural skills, and develop, organize, and notate rhythmic and melodic ideas and phrases with increasing complexity while continuing to develop aural skills.

Standard L3.MI.CR.3:
Evaluate and refine musical ideas, applying student criteria and using a variety of musical elements.

Standard L3.MI.CR.4:
Identify and rehearse skills and concepts that need greater unification for performance.

Strand: PERFORM (L3.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 L3.MI.P.1-7).

Standard L3.MI.P.1:
Select appropriate music for a solo or ensemble performance, with consideration to student ability, preparation time and target audience, and explain why each piece was chosen.

Standard L3.MI.P.2:
Discuss various elements of a musical work.

Standard L3.MI.P.3:
As a soloist/ensemble, make appropriate interpretive musical decisions.

Standard L3.MI.P.4:
Produce an appropriate tone over a moderate to extended range of the instrument, using correct posture and physical connection to the instrument.

Standard L3.MI.P.5:
Demonstrate fluency in the following technical performance skills:

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

Standard L3.MI.P.6:
Demonstrate notational literacy, including sight-reading.

Standard L3.MI.P.7:
Demonstrate productive rehearsal habits, both as an individual and as an ensemble member; 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 (L3.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 L3.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 L3.MI.R.2:
Identify and discuss musical elements embedded within a musical work to express possible meanings.

Standard L3.MI.R.3:
Consider how the use of musical elements helps predict the composer's possible intent.

Standard L3.MI.R.4:
Identify and describe the musical and structural elements that contribute to a quality musical work.

Standard L3.MI.R.5:
Identify and describe, with limited guidance, the technical and musical skills evident in a quality performance.

Standard L3.MI.R.6:
Use self-assessment to judge and improve the quality of own musical performance.

Strand: CONNECT (L3.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 L3.MI.CO.1-4).

Standard L3.MI.CO.1:
Examine how music relates to personal development and enjoyment of life.

Standard L3.MI.CO.2:
Self-assess and document personal growth as a musician.

Standard L3.MI.CO.3:
Experience how music connects us to history, culture, heritage, community and to other academic subjects.

Standard L3.MI.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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