M/J Vocal Techniques 1: MU.68.C.2.1

Big Idea: Critical Thinking and Reflection
  • Understanding: Assessing our own and others' artistic work, using critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, is central to artistic growth.
    • Benchmark: Critique personal performance, experiment with a variety of solutions, and make appropriate adjustments with guidance from teachers and peers.
☆ Categorized as Best Assessed in the Classroom (BAC)

Students will be able to:

  • evaluate the accuracy of musical elements in a performance
  • discuss criteria used to evaluate individual and group performances
  • assess one’s own performance using teacher- and/or Florida Vocal Association (FVA)-created rubrics.
  • design and use student-made rubric to assess music performance.
  • analyze feedback given by teachers and peers regarding one’s own progress in vocal technique
  • apply feedback to improve one's own performance.

Students will know:

  • Technical Preparation: intonation, pitch accuracy, rhythmic precision, balance, entrances, releases
  • Age-appropriate Tone quality: breath support, register adjustment, vowels, blend
  • Musical Effect: tempo, phrasing, musical line, dynamics, style, articulations