Chorus 4: MU.912.F.3.1

Big Idea: Innovation, Technology, and the Future
  • Understanding: The 21st-century skills necessary for success as citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy are embedded in the study of the arts.
    • Benchmark: Analyze and describe how meeting one's responsibilities in music offers opportunities to develop leadership skills, and identify personal examples of leadership in school and/or non-school settings.
☆ Categorized as Best Assessed in the Classroom (BAC)

Students will be able to:

  • describe how teamwork in the music ensemble translates to other areas and skills.
  • describe how skills in the music room transfer into other content areas.
  • list skills that are developed in the music room, e.g., mastering a task, problem-solving, self-discipline, dependability, organization, cultural awareness, and mutual respect, etc.
  • independently model effective rehearsal and performance expectations and behaviors.
  • independently model proper audience etiquette, expectations, and interaction with performers.
  • explore leadership opportunities and leadership positions outside of the music room.
  • transfer skills that are developed in the music room, e.g., mastering a task, problem-solving, self-discipline, dependability, organization, cultural awareness, and mutual respect, etc.
  • describe how teamwork in the music ensemble translates to other areas and skills.
    • Stressed importance of individual action and effect on group outcomes relating both to musical benchmarks and group dynamics
  • model proper audience etiquette, expectations, and interaction with performers.
  • describe how skills in the music room transfer into other content areas.
  • Model proper student behavior for a successful MPA performance (both onstage and as audience members).
    • Specific topics related to authentic performance of selected MPA literature not limited to but including: control, choral balance, phrasing musical line, articulations, interpretation, expression and dramatic effectiveness
    • Review of acoustical awareness for performance in unfamiliar venues
    • Protocol for group sight reading evaluation
    • Specific topics related to authentic performance of selected MPA literature not limited to but including: pitch accuracy, rhythmic precision, intonation, composer intent, period style, dialect, choral tone, identified stress and release, and vocal weight

Students will know:

  • Stressed importance of individual action and effect on group outcomes relating both to musical benchmarks and group dynamics
  • Specific topics related to authentic performance of selected MPA literature not limited to but including: control, choral balance, phrasing musical line, articulations, interpretation, expression and dramatic effectiveness
  • Review of acoustical awareness for performance in unfamiliar venues
  • Protocol for group sight reading evaluation
  • Specific topics related to authentic performance of selected MPA literature not limited to but including: pitch accuracy, rhythmic precision, intonation, composer intent, period style, dialect, choral tone, identified stress and release, and vocal weight