M/J Vocal Ensemble 2

Course State Description:

Students with previous vocal ensemble experience continue to build musicianship and performance skills through the study, rehearsal, and performance of high-quality ensemble literature in a variety of styles. Student musicians learn to self-assess and collaborate as they study relevant musical styles and time periods. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

    Big Idea: Critical Thinking and Reflection

    Understanding 1: Cognition and reflection are required to appreciate, interpret, and create with artistic intent.
  • MU.68.C.1.1 BAC  Develop strategies for listening to unfamiliar musical works.
  • MU.68.C.1.2 I R  Compare, using correct music vocabulary, the aesthetic impact of a performance to one's own hypothesis of the composer's intent.
  • Understanding 2: Assessing our own and others' artistic work, using critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, is central to artistic growth.
  • MU.68.C.2.1 NTK R  Critique personal performance, experiment with a variety of solutions, and make appropriate adjustments with guidance from teachers and peers.
  • MU.68.C.2.2 I R  Critique, using correct music vocabulary, changes in one's own or others' musical performance resulting from practice or rehearsal.
  • Big Idea: English Language Development for English Language Learners

    Understanding SI: Language of Social and Instructional Purposes
  • ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1 BAC  English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting.
  • Big Idea: Innovation, Technology, and the Future

    Understanding 2: Careers in and related to the arts significantly and positively impact local and global economies.
  • MU.68.F.2.1 BAC  Describe several routes a composition or performance could travel from creator to consumer.
  • Understanding 3: The 21st-century skills necessary for success as citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy are embedded in the study of the arts.
  • MU.68.F.3.1 BAC  Describe how studying music can enhance citizenship, leadership, and global thinking.
  • MU.68.F.3.2 NTK R  Investigate and discuss laws that protect intellectual property, and practice safe, legal, and responsible acquisition and use of musical media.
  • Big Idea: Historical and Global Connections

    Understanding 1: Through study in the arts, we learn about and honor others and the worlds in which they live(d).
  • MU.68.H.1.4 NTK R  Classify authentic stylistic features in music originating from various cultures.
  • Understanding 2: The arts reflect and document cultural trends and historical events, and help explain how new directions in the arts have emerged.
  • MU.68.H.2.3 I R  Classify the literature being studied by genre, style, and/or time period.
  • Understanding 3: Connections among the arts and other disciplines strengthen learning and the ability to transfer knowledge and skills to and from other fields.
  • MU.68.H.3.1 NTK R  Identify connections among music and other content areas and/or contexts through interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • MU.68.H.3.2 BAC  Discuss how the absence of music would affect other content areas and contexts.
  • Big Idea: Mathematical Practice

    Understanding 5: Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • MAFS.K12.MP.5.1 BAC  Use appropriate tools strategically. Proficient students are sufficiently familiar with tools appropriate for their grade or course to make sound decisions about when each of these tools might be helpful, recognizing both the insight to be gained and their limitations. They detect possible errors. They are able to use technological tools to explore and deepen their understanding of concepts.
  • Understanding 6: Attend to precision.
  • MAFS.K12.MP.6.1 BAC  Attend to precision. Proficient students try to communicate precisely to others. They try to use clear definitions in discussion with others and in their own reasoning. They state the meaning of the symbols they choose.
  • Understanding 7: Look for and make use of structure.
  • MAFS.K12.MP.7.1 BAC  Look for and make use of structure. Proficient students look closely to discern a pattern or structure. They recognize the significance of an existing line in a geometric figure and can use the strategy of drawing an auxiliary line for solving problems. They also can step back for an overview and shift perspective. They can see complicated things, such as some algebraic expressions, as single objects or as being composed of several objects.
  • Big Idea: Organizational Structure

    Understanding 1: Understanding the organizational structure of an art form provides a foundation for appreciation of artistic works and respect for the creative process.
  • MU.68.O.1.1 I R  Compare performances of a musical work to identify artistic choices made by performers.
  • Understanding 3: Every art form uses its own unique language, verbal and non-verbal, to document and communicate with the world.
  • MU.68.O.3.1 I R  Describe how the combination of instrumentation and expressive elements in a musical work can convey a specific thought, idea, mood, and/or image.
  • MU.68.O.3.2 E P  Perform the expressive elements of a musical work indicated by the musical score and/or conductor, and transfer new knowledge and experiences to other musical works.
  • Big Idea: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-12

    Understanding 2: Craft and Structure
  • LAFS.68.RST.2.4 BAC  Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.
  • Big Idea: Skills, Techniques, and Processes

    Understanding 1: The arts are inherently experiential and actively engage learners in the processes of creating, interpreting, and responding to art.
  • MU.68.S.1.3 BAC C  Arrange a short musical piece by manipulating melody, form, rhythm, and/or voicing.
  • MU.68.S.1.4 BAC  Sing or play melodies by ear with support from the teacher and/or peers.
  • Understanding 2: Development of skills, techniques, and processes in the arts strengthens our ability to remember, focus on, process, and sequence information.
  • MU.68.S.2.1 E P  Perform music from memory to demonstrate knowledge of the musical structure.
  • MU.68.S.2.2 E P  Transfer performance techniques from familiar to unfamiliar pieces.
  • Understanding 3: Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.
  • MU.68.S.3.1 E P  Sing and/or play age-appropriate repertoire expressively.
  • MU.68.S.3.2 E P  Demonstrate proper vocal or instrumental technique.
  • MU.68.S.3.3 E O  Sight-read standard exercises and simple repertoire.
  • MU.68.S.3.4 E R  Compare written notation to aural examples and analyze for accuracy of rhythm and pitch.
  • MU.68.S.3.6 BAC  Develop and demonstrate efficient rehearsal strategies to apply skills and techniques.
  • Big Idea: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    Understanding 1: Comprehension and Collaboration
  • LAFS.7.SL.1.1 BAC  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • LAFS.7.SL.1.2 BAC  Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.
  • LAFS.7.SL.1.3 BAC  Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
  • Understanding 2: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
  • LAFS.7.SL.2.4 BAC  Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
  • Big Idea: Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

    Understanding 2: Production and Distribution of Writing
  • LAFS.68.WHST.2.4 BAC  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • Understanding 3: Research to Build and Present Knowledge
  • LAFS.68.WHST.3.9 BAC  Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis reflection, and research.