9 - 12 Mastery Chorus Version: 2010-2011


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Music

Strand: Skills and Techniques/Performance


 
MHSMC.1
Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSMC.1a
Produce a clear and free tone with the body and breath working together using accurate intonation
Element: MHSMC.1b
Sing with purity of vowels and clarity of consonants
Element: MHSMC.1c
Perform assigned vocal line in four or more parts, with and without accompaniment, in small and large ensembles
Element: MHSMC.1d
Apply listening skills to achieve accurate intonation in solos and ensemble singing
Element: MHSMC.1e
Adjust blend and balance independently within the ensemble throughout the vocal range
Element: MHSMC.1f
Perform, alone and with others, level-appropriate literature reflecting expressive qualities and textual meaning
Element: MHSMC.1g
Respond to and perform various conducting patterns and interpretive gestures
Element: MHSMC.1h
Create movement for warm-ups and repertoire to distinguish various musical ideas
 

 
MHSMC.2
Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSMC.2a
Utilize classroom instruments and body percussion with expression and technical accuracy to enhance music learning
 

 
MHSMC.3
Reading and notating music
Element: MHSMC.3a
Read by sight complex notation using a melodic and rhythmic language
Element: MHSMC.3b
Notate rhythms, pitches, and harmonies from aural examples
Element: MHSMC.3c
Utilize available music instructional and notational software
 

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication


 
MHSMC.4
Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: MHSMC.4a
Improvise simple rhythmic accompaniments and melodic ideas and phrases
 

 
MHSMC.5
Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: MHSMC.5a
Create original rhythms and/or melodies
Element: MHSMC.5b
Create harmonies for warm-ups and various melodies
 

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation


 
MHSMC.6
Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: MHSMC.6a
Compare and contrast various genres and styles of music
Element: MHSMC.6b
Analyze music utilizing knowledge of the choral score
Element: MHSMC.6c
Analyze how the quality of one's own work affects the progress and performance of the whole ensemble
Element: MHSMC.6d
Interprets emotions and thoughts communicated through music
 

 
MHSMC.7
Evaluating music and music performances
Element: MHSMC.7a
Prescribe adjustments needed to strengthen individual and ensemble performance
Element: MHSMC.7b
Apply criteria and makes value judgments of the quality of a composition
Element: MHSMC.7c
Exhibits commendable performer and audience etiquette
 

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context


 
MHSMC.8
Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: MHSMC.8a
Demonstrate and articulate an awareness of the collaborative nature of the choral art
 

 
MHSMC.9
Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: MHSMC.9a
Interpret how music relates to personal development and enjoyment of life
Element: MHSMC.9b
Analyze and evaluate how distinguishing characteristics of repertoire connect us to history, culture, heritage, and community
Element: MHSMC.9c
Explain how participation in music can become a lifetime pursuit and/or develop analytical and creative thinking skills
 

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