9 - 12 Intermediate Chorus Version: 2010-2011


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Music

Strand: Skills and Techniques/Performance


 
MHSIC.1
Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSIC.1a
Demonstrate proper body alignment and breathing techniques to support a clear and free tone using accurate intonation
Element: MHSIC.1b
Sing with purity of vowels and clarity of consonants
Element: MHSIC.1c
Perform assigned vocal line in unison and multiple parts, with and without accompaniment
Element: MHSIC.1d
Apply listening skills to match pitch and adjust intonation within the ensemble
Element: MHSIC.1e
Sing within the ensemble utilizing an awareness of blend and balance
Element: MHSIC.1f
Perform level-appropriate literature with accurate dynamics, tempos, phrasing, and textual meaning
Element: MHSIC.1g
Respond to conducting gesture
Element: MHSIC.1h
Incorporate movement in warm-ups and repertoire to develop musical understanding
 

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

 
MHSIC.3
Reading and notating music
Element: MHSIC.3a
Utilize music vocabulary and symbols to read and notate rhythms and pitches using a melodic and rhythmic language
Element: MHSIC.3b
Notate rhythms and pitches from aural examples
Element: MHSIC.3c
Utilize available music instructional and notational software
 

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication


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

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

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation


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

 
MHSIC.7
Evaluating music and music performances
Element: MHSIC.7a
Determine the quality of a vocal/choral performance using appropriate criteria
Element: MHSIC.7b
Exhibit commendable performer and audience etiquette
 

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context


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

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

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