Chorus 4: MU.912.C.1.4

Big Idea: Critical Thinking and Reflection
  • Understanding: Cognition and reflection are required to appreciate, interpret, and create with artistic intent.
    • Benchmark: Compare and perform a variety of vocal styles and ensembles.
☆ Categorized as Essential (E) ☆ To be evaluated by Responding Items (R)

Students will be able to:

  • listen to, analyze, and discuss various types of choral ensembles, e.g., chorus, chorale, chamber, madrigal, glee club, show choir, Barbershop/Sweet Adeline, etc.
  • listen to, analyze, and discuss various types of choral styles and literature, e.g., chant, spiritual, folk, aria/opera, world, jazz, Broadway, Barbershop, pop, chorale, chamber, madrigal, glee club, show, etc.
  • perform a variety of quality choral literature.
  • analyze and characterize the use of text as it pertains to style and genre.
  • perform appropriate and representative versions of a variety of vocal styles and classifications.
    • Musical elements that define various vocal styles
    • Applied individual and group pedagogy and performance practice.
    • Synthesis of musical knowledge and skills.
    • Interpretive elements of the composition.
    • A variety of appropriate and representaive musical styles.
  • aurally identify the size of various vocal groups and characterize their voicing.
    • Solo
    • Duet
    • Ensemble
    • Choir
  • Identify choral voice parts:
    • Soprano
    • Alto
    • Tenor
    • Bass
    • Divisi of choral parts: I – higher, II – lower (ex. SI or S1, SII or S2)
  • Identify voice types:
    • Soprano
    • Mezzo-soprano
    • Contralto
    • Tenor
    • Baritone
    • Bass
  • identify the choral ensemble, e.g., unison, SA, SSAA, SAB, SATB.
    • SA
    • SATB
    • SAB
    • SSAA
  • aurally identify the size of various vocal groups and characterize their voicing.
    • Solo
    • Duet
    • Ensemble
    • Choir
  • Identify choral voice parts:
    • Soprano
    • Alto
    • Tenor
    • Bass
    • Divisi of choral parts: I – higher, II – lower (ex. SI or S1, SII or S2)
  • Identify voice types:
    • Soprano
    • Mezzo-soprano
    • Contralto
    • Tenor
    • Baritone
    • Bass
  • aurally recognize various vocal styles including chant, spiritual, folk/traditional, opera, world, jazz, etc.
    • critical listening skills of various styles
  • identify and characterize the use of text as it pertains to style and genre.
    • Musical styles/genres: Chant, Liturgical, Spiritual, Folk, Opera, World, Jazz, Pop

Students will know:

  • Musical elements that define various vocal styles
  • Applied individual and group pedagogy and performance practice.
  • Synthesis of musical knowledge and skills.
  • Interpretive elements of the composition.
  • A variety of appropriate and representaive musical styles.
  • Solo
  • Duet
  • Ensemble
  • Choir
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenor
  • Bass
  • Divisi of choral parts: I – higher, II – lower (ex. SI or S1, SII or S2)
  • Soprano
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Contralto
  • Tenor
  • Baritone
  • Bass
  • Musical styles/genres: Chant, Liturgical, Spiritual, Folk, Opera, World, Jazz, Pop
  • SA
  • SATB
  • SAB
  • SSAA
  • Solo
  • Duet
  • Ensemble
  • Choir
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenor
  • Bass
  • Divisi of choral parts: I – higher, II – lower (ex. SI or S1, SII or S2)
  • Soprano
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Contralto
  • Tenor
  • Baritone
  • Bass
  • critical listening skills of various styles