Chorus 3: MU.912.H.1.4

Big Idea: Historical and Global Connections
  • Understanding: Through study in the arts, we learn about and honor others and the worlds in which they live(d).
    • Benchmark: Analyze how Western music has been influenced by historical and current world cultures.
☆ Categorized as Nice to Know (NTK) ☆ To be evaluated by Responding Items (R)

Students will be able to:

  • listen to, identify, and discuss characteristic elements of representative music from Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century, and 21st Century.
  • listen to, identify, and discuss music of American composers and performers.
  • analyze and list characteristic elements of a variety of American music, e.g., ragtime, blues, jazz, opera, operetta, Broadway, barbershop, symphonic, choral, etc.
  • research and discuss cultural, regional, and historical influences on the development of “American” music and its unique sound qualities and characteristics.
  • identify current stylistic influences of other cultures on American music, e.g. African, European, traditional folk, South American, Caribbean, Latino, etc.
  • rehearse and perform quality choral literature from diverse cultures.
  • listen to, identify, and discuss the characteristics of music from diverse cultures and eras

Students will know: