M/J Vocal Techniques 3: LAFS.8.SL.1.3

Big Idea: Standards for Speaking and Listening
  • Understanding: Comprehension and Collaboration
    • Benchmark: Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and relevance and sufficiency of the evidence and identifying when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
☆ Categorized as Best Assessed in the Classroom (BAC)

Students will be able to:

  • attentively listen to a guest speaker or lecturer, comprehend the information presented, ask relevant questions to further understanding, and discuss the soundness and relevance of the information presented.
    • fundamental components of critical thinking and listening
  • listen to and delineate the comments of multiple adjudicators regarding the same ensemble performance, and discuss the validity of common and contradictory claims, and evaluate comments for relevance.
    • 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
    • details which may influence an adjudicator's point of view or validate their expertise (e.g., adjudication experience, musical background, musical accomplishments)

Students will know:

  • fundamental components of critical thinking and listening
  • 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
  • details which may influence an adjudicator's point of view or validate their expertise (e.g., adjudication experience, musical background, musical accomplishments)