Chorus 4: MU.912.F.3.3

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: Define, prioritize, monitor, and successfully complete tasks related to individual musical performance or project presentation, without direct oversight, demonstrating skills for use in the workplace.
☆ Categorized as Best Assessed in the Classroom (BAC)

Students will be able to:

  • analyze the elements of a given performance.
  • sequence the tasks necessary to organize a performance event.
  • design and implement materials related to the performance.
  • Discuss performance etiquette:
    • On stage: posture, facial expression, acceptable amounts of body movement, focus and eye-contact with director, positioning and spacing on risers, entrance and exit from stage.
    • Audience member: allow others to see unobstructed; allow others to hear unobstructed; allow others the freedom to engage active or passive listening without interruption. Appropriate concert recognition: genuine or respectful applause only; for exceptional performance, standing applause only.
  • analyze the elements of a given performance.
    • Effect of different performance areas on acoustics
    • Amount of aural feedback from various stage positions
    • Muscle memory as a tool to avoid over singing
    • Tendency of observers to focus on things that do not match
  • sequence the tasks necessary to organize a performance event.
  • design and implement materials related to the performance.

Students will know:

  • On stage: posture, facial expression, acceptable amounts of body movement, focus and eye-contact with director, positioning and spacing on risers, entrance and exit from stage.
  • Audience member: allow others to see unobstructed; allow others to hear unobstructed; allow others the freedom to engage active or passive listening without interruption. Appropriate concert recognition: genuine or respectful applause only; for exceptional performance, standing applause only.
  • Effect of different performance areas on acoustics
  • Amount of aural feedback from various stage positions
  • Muscle memory as a tool to avoid over singing
  • Tendency of observers to focus on things that do not match