9 - 12 Advanced 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: MHSAC.1a
Produce a clear and free tone with the body and breath working together using accurate intonation
Element: MHSAC.1b
Sing with purity of vowels and clarity of consonants
Element: MHSAC.1c
Perform assigned vocal line in three or more parts, with and without accompaniment
Element: MHSAC.1d
Apply listening skills to adjust intonation in solos and ensemble singing
Element: MHAC.1e
Adjust blend and balance independently within the ensemble throughout the vocal range
Element: MHSAC.1f
Perform level-appropriate literature reflecting expressive qualities and textual meaning
Element: MHSAC.1g
Respond to various conducting patterns and interpretive gestures
Element: MHSAC.1h
Create movement for warm-ups and repertoire to distinguish various musical ideas

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

Reading and notating music
Element: MHSAC.3a
Read by sight an individual voice part using a melodic and rhythmic language
Element: MHSAC.3b
Notate rhythms, pitches, and harmonies from aural examples
Element: MHSAC.3c
Utilize available music instructional and notational software

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication

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

Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: MHSAC.5a
Create original rhythms and/or melodies
Element: MHSAC.5b
Create harmonies for warm-ups and various melodies
Element: MHSAC.5c
Explore musical possibilities by making creative decisions

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation

Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: MHSAC.6a
Compare and contrast various genres and styles of music
Element: MHSAC.6b
Analyze music utilizing knowledge of the choral score
Element: MHSAC.6c
Interpret emotions and thoughts communicated through music

Evaluating music and music performances
Element: MHSAC.7a
Evaluate and offer constructive suggestions for improvement of personal and group performances
Element: MHSAC.7b
Identify criteria and describe the quality of a composition
Element: MHSAC.7c
Exhibit commendable performer and audience etiquette

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context

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

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

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