Orchestra 2: MU.912.S.3.4

Big Idea: Skills, Techniques, and Processes
  • Understanding: Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.
    • Benchmark: Analyze and describe the effect of rehearsal sessions and/or strategies on refinement of skills and techniques.
☆ Categorized as Essential (E) ☆ To be evaluated by Responding Items (R)

Students will be able to:

  • recognize and display personal preparation for rehearsals including necessary equipment and music preparation.
    • practice strategies
    • assignments
  • consistently demonstrate the ability to follow a conductor’s instructions, beat pattern, and gestures.
    • teacher standards
    • rehearsal conduct
    • conductor’s instructions, beat patterns, and gestures
  • critique the effectiveness of a given rehearsal; identify successful strategies or behaviors, and target areas for improvement both personally and across the ensemble.
  • recognize the roles of section leaders, section players, and the director within the ensemble.
    • roles of the conductor and orchestra positions.
  • target areas for improvement both personally and across the ensemble.

Students will know:

  • teacher standards
  • rehearsal conduct
  • conductor’s instructions, beat patterns, and gestures
  • practice strategies
  • assignments
  • roles of the conductor and orchestra positions.