Vocal Techniques 4 Honors Test Blueprint


Course Information:

Course Number1303430COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students in this advanced class refine their musicianship and performance skills on a specified voice. Students prepare for post-secondary and community music experiences and develop artistry independently through a variety of advanced solos, etudes, and excerpts. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.
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 = 16%IMU.912.C.2.2Evaluate performance quality in recorded and/or live performances.1-110-50-211
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.
O = 6%IMU.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.0-40-20-14
S = 6%IMU.912.S.3.4Analyze and describe the effect of rehearsal sessions and/or strategies on refinement of skills and techniques.0-40-20-14
NtK = 2%NTKMU.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.0-20-102
NTKMU.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.

15 minutes
Item ModeDOKBenchmarkBenchmark text
P = 56%4MU.912.O.3.2Interpret and perform expressive elements indicated by the musical score and/or conductor.
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.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.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.O.2.1Transfer accepted composition conventions and performance practices of a specific style to a contrasting style of music.
MU.912.O.2.2Transpose melodies into different modalities through performance and composition.