Orchestra 5 Honors: MU.912.C.1.1

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

Students will be able to:

  • discuss definitive composers and compositional characteristics of musical style periods from Baroque to 21st century.
    • musical style periods and genres
    • definitive composers and influential artists
  • discuss active music listening techniques.
    • active listening techniques
  • identify musical elements in a listening example.
    • music elements, e.g., dissonance, consonance, phrasing, form, instrumentation, texture, timbre, dynamics, articulation, phrasing, and tempi
  • explain, using correct musical vocabulary, personal preferences of musical styles and artists.

Students will know:

  • musical style periods and genres
  • definitive composers and influential artists
  • active listening techniques
  • music elements, e.g., dissonance, consonance, phrasing, form, instrumentation, texture, timbre, dynamics, articulation, phrasing, and tempi