Chorus 4: MU.912.C.1.2

Big Idea: Critical Thinking and Reflection
  • Understanding: Cognition and reflection are required to appreciate, interpret, and create with artistic intent.
    • Benchmark: Compare, using correct music vocabulary, the aesthetic impact of two or more performances of a musical work to one's own hypothesis of the composer's intent.
☆ Categorized as Important (I) ☆ To be evaluated by Responding Items (R)

Students will be able to:

  • listen to, discuss, and evaluate quality recordings of vocal performances.
  • relate the importance of title, text, and context to a composer’s intent.
  • aurally and visually describe voicing, accompaniment, and expressive elements indicated in the music.
  • analyze choral performances using established criteria.
  • perform and evaluate peer/group performances.
  • perform individually and in groups followed by feedback from peers and teacher.
    • performance evaluation
  • discuss title, text, context, and composer’s notes.
    • elements of performance piece
  • analyze voicing, accompaniment, and expressive elements indicated in the music.
    • dynamic markings
    • expressive markings
  • identify quality recordings of vocal performances.
    • elements of a quality performance
    • aesthetics
  • Listen, compare and evaluate the expressive and dramatic effectiveness of performances.
  • develop ideas regarding compositional intent of the composer.
    • critical listening skills

Students will know:

  • performance evaluation
  • elements of performance piece
  • dynamic markings
  • expressive markings
  • elements of a quality performance
  • aesthetics
  • critical listening skills