Band 5 Honors Test Blueprint


Course Information:

Course Number1302340COURSE DESCRIPTION: This year-long, advanced course, designed for wind and percussion students with extensive experience in solo performance and larger performing ensembles, promotes significant depth of engagement and lifelong appreciation of music through performance and other experiences with sophisticated instrumental music, as well as creativity through composition and/or arranging. The course includes the development of advanced instrumental ensemble techniques and skills, extended music literacy and theory, and deep aesthetic engagement with a broad spectrum of high-quality repertoire, ranging from early music to the contemporary. Musical independence and leadership are particularly encouraged in this setting.
Course Length:1
Course Level:3
Course Credit:1.0
Graduation Requirements:Performing/Fine Arts (PF)

30% of EXAM 30-40 minutes
Number of Items by Item TypePts
DOKBenchmarkBenchmark textSelected Response
1 pt
Short Answer
2 pts
Extended Response
4 pts
21-23 pts
C = 9%IMU.912.C.1.2Compare, using correct music vocabulary, the aesthetic impact of two or more performances of a musical work to one's own hypothesis of the composer's intent.0-60-30-16
EMU.912.C.2.2Evaluate performance quality in recorded and/or live performances.
EMU.912.C.3.1Make critical evaluations, based on exemplary models, of the quality and effectiveness of performances and apply the criteria to personal development in music.
H = 4%IMU.912.H.1.5Analyze music within cultures to gain understanding of authentic performance practices.1-30-103
IMU.912.H.3.1Apply knowledge of science, math, and music to demonstrate, through an acoustic or digital performance medium, how sound production affects musical performance.
O = 9%IMU.912.O.1.1Evaluate the organizational principles and conventions in musical works and discuss their effect on structure.0-60-30-16
EMU.912.O.3.1Analyze expressive elements in a musical work and describe how the choices and manipulations of the elements support, for the listener, the implied meaning of the composer/performer.
S = 7%IMU.912.S.3.3Transcribe aurally presented songs into melodic and/or rhythmic notation to show synthesis of aural and notational skills.1-50-20-15
EMU.912.S.3.4Analyze and describe the effect of rehearsal sessions and/or strategies on refinement of skills and techniques.
NtK = 1%NTKMU.912.C.1.3Analyze instruments of the world and classify them by common traits.0-20-102
NTKMU.912.F.3.2Summarize copyright laws that govern printed, recorded, and on-line music to promote legal and responsible use of intellectual property and technology.
NTKMU.912.H.1.2Compare the work of, and influences on, two or more exemplary composers in the performance medium studied in class.
NTKMU.912.H.1.3Compare two or more works of a composer across performance media.
NTKMU.912.H.1.4Analyze how Western music has been influenced by historical and current world cultures.
NTKMU.912.H.2.3Analyze the evolution of a music genre.

15 minutes
Item ModeDOKBenchmarkBenchmark text
P = 56%4MU.912.O.2.1Transfer accepted composition conventions and performance practices of a specific style to a contrasting style of music.
4MU.912.O.3.2Interpret and perform expressive elements indicated by the musical score and/or conductor.
4MU.912.S.1.4Perform and notate, independently and accurately, melodies by ear.
4MU.912.S.2.1Apply the ability to memorize and internalize musical structure, accurate and expressive details, and processing skills to the creation or performance of music literature.
4MU.912.S.2.2Transfer expressive elements and performance techniques from one piece of music to another.
4MU.912.S.3.1Synthesize a broad range of musical skills by performing a varied repertoire with expression, appropriate stylistic interpretation, technical accuracy, and kinesthetic energy.
4MU.912.S.3.5Develop and demonstrate proper vocal or instrumental technique.
O = 14%4MU.912.S.3.2Sight-read music accurately and expressively to show synthesis of skills.

BenchmarkBenchmark text
MU.912.C.1.1Apply listening strategies to promote appreciation and understanding of unfamiliar musical works.
MU.912.C.2.1Evaluate and make appropriate adjustments to personal performance in solo and ensembles.
MU.912.C.2.3Evaluate one's own or other's compositions and/or improvisations and generate improvements independently or cooperatively.
MU.912.F.1.1"Analyze and evaluate the effect of ""traditional"" and contemporary technologies on the development of music."
MU.912.F.2.1Design or refine a résumé for application to higher education or the workforce that highlights marketable skills and knowledge gained through music training.
MU.912.F.2.2Analyze the effect of the arts and entertainment industry on the economic and social health of communities and regions.
MU.912.F.3.1Analyze and describe how meeting one's responsibilities in music offers opportunities to develop leadership skills, and identify personal examples of leadership in school and/or non-school settings.
MU.912.F.3.3Define, prioritize, monitor, and successfully complete tasks related to individual musical performance or project presentation, without direct oversight, demonstrating skills for use in the workplace.
MU.912.F.3.4Design and implement a personal learning plan, related to the study of music, which demonstrates self-assessment, brain-storming, decision-making, and initiative to advance skills and/or knowledge.
MU.912.H.1.1Investigate and discuss how a culture's traditions are reflected through its music.
MU.912.H.2.1Evaluate the social impact of music on specific historical periods.
MU.912.H.2.2Analyze current musical trends, including audience environments and music acquisition, to predict possible directions of music.
MU.912.H.2.4Examine the effects of developing technology on composition, performance, and acquisition of music.
MU.912.O.2.2Transpose melodies into different modalities through performance and composition.
MU.912.S.1.1Improvise rhythmic and melodic phrases over harmonic progressions.
MU.912.S.1.3Arrange a musical work by manipulating two or more aspects of the composition.