9 - 12 Mastery Orchestra 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: MHSMO.1a
Demonstrate the ablitity to match pitch and adjust intonation by singing selected excerpts from the music being performed by the orchcestra
Element: MHSMO.1b
Demonstrate an understanding of phrasing through singing melodies
Element: MHSMO.1c
Discuss the relationship between singing and quality tone production on a string instrument

Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Element: MHSMO.2a
Perform with expression and technical accuracy a large and varied repertoire of orchestral and ensemble literature with a level of difficulty of 5 and 6 on a scale of 1 to 6
Element: MHSMO.2b
Use an artistically advanced vibrato in appropriate orchestra literature
Element: MHSMO.2c
Exhibit the ability to accurately tune respective instrument
Element: MHSMO.2d
Demonstrate the ability to play in I through VII positions and use those positions in determining the best fingerings to us in music being performed
Element: MHSMO.2e
Produce a charcteristic, artistic sound using bowings and articulations used in music being performed
Element: MHSMO.2f
Utilize correct finger patterns in performing scales and repertoire in major and minor keys using up to 5 sharps or flats and any other keys used in music being performed
Element: MHSMO.2g
Demonstrate awareness of individual and group roles within the ensemble relating to tone, tuning, balance, blend, dynamics, phrasing, rhythm and tempo

Reading and notating music
Element: MHSMO.3a
Read and notate notes in the clefs used and the keys used in music being performed
Element: MHSMO.3b
Read and notate rhythms and time signatures in music being performed
Element: MHSMO.3c
Recognize and execute symbols for form, dynamics, tempo, articulation and expression as used in corresponding literature
Element: MHSMO.3d
Use the circle of fifths to identify and execute keys appropriate to the music being performed
Element: MHSMO.3e
Sight-read, accuratley and expressively, music with a difficulty level of 4 on a scale of 1 to 6

Strand: Creative Expression and Communication

Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Element: MHSMO.4a
Play melodies by ear and provide rhythmic and melodic variations based on those melodies
Element: MHSMO.4b
Improvise stylistically appropriate harmonizing parts
Element: MHSMO.4c
Improvise original melodies over a given chord progression in a variety of styles

Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Element: MHSMO.5a
Arrange a chorale of simple composition for string orchestra
Element: MHSMO.5b
Compose melodies for respective instrument in the keys of D, G and C
Element: MHSMO.5c
Arrange the melody of a popular song for respective instrument

Strand: Critical Analysis/Investigation

Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Element: MHSMO.6a
Discuss the basic principles of meter, rhythm, tonality, and instrumentation in selected aural examples
Element: MHSMO.6b
Identify melodic and harmonic material and phrase endings in given aural examples
Element: MHSMO.6c
Discuss the formal and phrase structure of music being performed

Evaluating music and music performances
Element: MHSMO.7a
Compare and contrast performances by various ensembles
Element: MHSMO.7b
Evaluate a given musical work in terms of its aesthetic qualities and explain the musical means it uses to evoke feelings and emotions
Element: MHSMO.7c
Evaluate ensemble performance recordings using the Georgia Music Educators Association Orchestra Performance Evaluation Rubric

Strand: Cultural and Historical Context

Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Element: MHSMO.8a
Justify the importance of music in a well rounded education
Element: MHSMO.8b
Explain how elements, artistic processes, and organizational principles are used in similar and distinctive ways in the various arts and cite examples
Element: MHSMO.8c
Compare characteristics of two or more arts within a particular historical period or style and cite examples from various cultures
Element: MHSMO.8d
Explain ways in which the principles and subject matter of various disciplines outside the arts are interrelated with those of music

Understanding music in relation to history and culture
Element: MHSMO.9a
Classify by style and historical period or culture representative aural examples of music and explain the reasoning behind their classifications
Element: MHSMO.9b
Identify sources of American music genres, trace the evolution of those genres, and cite well-known musicians associated with them
Element: MHSMO.9c
Identify various roles that musicians perform, cite representative individuals who have functioned in each role, and describe their activities and achievements

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