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

Strand: CREATE (L3.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 L3.MC.CR.1:
Listen to, discuss, and apply a variety of musical styles and ideas appropriate to a given musical work.

Standard L3.MC.CR.2:
Generate both antecedent and consequent phrases within the context of a style.

Standard L3.MC.CR.3:
Improvise/generate rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic ideas and phrases in three or more parts.

Standard L3.MC.CR.4:
Develop aural skills: intervals and rhythms with melodic dictation in major and minor modality.

Standard L3.MC.CR.5:
Generate, organize, and notate rhythmic and melodic ideas and phrases of increasing complexity.

Standard L3.MC.CR.6:
Evaluate musical ideas, identify and rehearse elements of music expression that lead to a creative interpretation of a musical work.

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

Standard L3.MC.P.1:
Select appropriate music to perform for a short solo or ensemble performance, and explain why each piece was chosen.

Standard L3.MC.P.2:
Individually identify various elements of a musical work and discuss the various elements as a group.

Standard L3.MC.P.3:
Sing with an appropriate tone over an appropriate range, identifying and applying the following symbiotic skills:

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

Standard L3.MC.P.4:
Demonstrate technical performance skills by singing correct pitches and rhythms in skill-appropriate literature.

Standard L3.MC.P.5:
Demonstrate notational literacy by correctly sight-singing increasingly complexity melodies, harmonies, and rhythms.

Standard L3.MC.P.6:
Demonstrate productive rehearsal habits, both as an individual and as an ensemble member.

Standard L3.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 (L3.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 L3.MC.R.1-5).

Standard L3.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 L3.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 L3.MC.R.3:
Identify and describe the musical and structural elements that contribute to a quality musical work.

Standard L3.MC.R.4:
Identify and describe the technical and musical skills evident in a quality performance.

Standard L3.MC.R.5:
Judge and improve the quality of student's own musical performance using self-assessment.

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

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

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

Standard L3.MC.CO.3:
Experience how music connects us with heritage, community, and to other academic subjects.

Standard L3.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 - Kelly  Bruce Glynn and see the Fine Arts - Secondary website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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