Chorus 4: MU.912.C.3.1

Big Idea: Critical Thinking and Reflection
  • Understanding: The processes of critiquing works of art lead to development of critical-thinking skills transferable to other contexts.
    • Benchmark: Make critical evaluations, based on exemplary models, of the quality and effectiveness of performances and apply the criteria to personal development in music.
☆ Categorized as Essential (E) ☆ To be evaluated by Responding Items (R)

Students will be able to:

  • independently analyze and discern elements of outstanding or representative performances.
  • listen to and analyze selected examples of model choral recordings and discuss the specific performance aspects/criteria which make them highly effective.
    • critical listening skills
  • utilize, incorporate, and develop ideas and techniques derived from this analysis into further musical development.
  • attend performances of quality performing groups in the choral and theatrical setting.
  • analyze elements of outstanding or representative performances.
    • Elements of outstanding/representative performances: Melodic line, texture, rhythmic interest, harmonic interest, emotional content, dynamic contrast, form, applied technique.
    • Musical characteristics of various genres of music.

Students will know:

  • critical listening skills
  • Elements of outstanding/representative performances: Melodic line, texture, rhythmic interest, harmonic interest, emotional content, dynamic contrast, form, applied technique.
  • Musical characteristics of various genres of music.