9 - 12 Beginning Chorus Version: 2010-2011

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Music

Strand: Skills and Techniques/Performance

Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSBC.1a
Identify vocal anatomy and develops proper body alignment and breathing techniques to support a clear and free tone using accurate intonation
Element: MHSBC.1b
Recognize and begin to develop pure vowels and clear consonants
Element: MHSBC.1c
Perform assigned vocal part in unison and in simple harmony, with and without accompaniment
Element: MHSBC.1d
Develop listening skills to match pitch and adjust intonation within the ensemble
Element: MHSBC.1e
Sing within the ensemble utilizing an awareness of blend and balance
Element: MHSBC.1f
Identify aspects of voice change as reflected in physiological changes, vocal ranges, tone, and vocal agility
Element: MHSBC.1g
Perform level appropriate literature with accurate dynamics, tempos, phrasing, and textual meaning
Element: MHSBC.1h
Respond to basic conducting gestures
Element: MHSBC.1i
Incorporate movement in warm-ups and repertoire to develop musical understanding

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

Reading and notating music
Element: MHSBC.3a
Identify basic music vocabulary and symbols
Element: MHSBC.3b
Read and notate basic rhythms and pitches using a melodic and rhythmic language
Element: MHSBC.3c
Notate basic rhythms and pitches from aural examples
Element: MHSBC.3d
Utilize available music instructional and notational software

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication

Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: MHSBC.4a
Explore possibilities of sound that can be vocally produced
Element: MHSBC.4b
Improvise simple rhythmic and melodic ideas

Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: MHSBC.5a
Create simple rhythms and/or melodies
Element: MHSBC.5b
Explore musical possibilities by making creative decisions

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation

Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: MHSBC.6a
Listen to various genres and styles of music
Element: MHSBC.6b
Identify components of the choral score
Element: MHSBC.6c
Identify and describe emotions and thoughts communicated through music

Evaluating music and music performances
Element: MHSBC.7a
Identify appropriate criteria for evaluation of a vocal/choral performance
Element: MHSBC.7b
Exhibit commendable performer and audience etiquette

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context

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

Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: MHSBC.9a
Discuss how music relates to personal development and enjoyment of life
Element: MHSBC.9b
Identify distinguishing characteristics of repertoire representing various periods, composers, cultures, styles, and genres

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