M/J Orchestra 2: MU.68.C.1.1

Big Idea: Critical Thinking and Reflection
  • Understanding: Cognition and reflection are required to appreciate, interpret, and create with artistic intent.
    • Benchmark: Develop strategies for listening to unfamiliar musical works.
☆ Categorized as Best Assessed in the Classroom (BAC)

Students will be able to:

  • describe and employ active listening techniques when listening to music.
    • active listening techniques
  • given teacher criteria, identify elements in various pieces such as form, tonality, style period, genre, or instrumentation.
    • musical elements: form, tonality, style period, genre, instrumentation, articulation
  • make connections among the various elements of a given piece of music studied aurally or visually, such as articulation and style period, or genre and instrumentation.
  • create a listening map or checklist for use with studied repertoire in small student groups or individually.
    • listening map
    • checklist

Students will know:

  • active listening techniques
  • listening map
  • checklist
  • musical elements: form, tonality, style period, genre, instrumentation, articulation