Chorus 4: MU.912.O.2.1

Big Idea: Organizational Structure
  • Understanding: The structural rules and conventions of an art form serve as both a foundation and departure point for creativity.
    • Benchmark: Transfer accepted composition conventions and performance practices of a specific style to a contrasting style of music.
☆ Categorized as Best Assessed in the Classroom (BAC)

Students will be able to:

  • perform repertoire with contrasting styles and structural elements.
  • identify and apply stylistic and technical performance practices relative to text, language and historical context, e.g., syllabic stress, foreign language pronunciation and translation, interpretative elements, etc.
    • stylistic and performance practices, e.g., syllabic stress, foreign language pronunciation and translation, interpretative elements
  • listen to, identify, and discuss compositions with contrasting styles.
    • contrasting styles of music (e.g. Baroque vs. Romantic, Rock vs. Swing)
    • varying forms (e.g., strophic, binary, ternary)
  • identify and describe the similarities and differences of contrasting compositions.
    • Expressive elements of music (e.g. dynamics, articulations, word stress)

Students will know:

  • contrasting styles of music (e.g. Baroque vs. Romantic, Rock vs. Swing)
  • Expressive elements of music (e.g. dynamics, articulations, word stress)
  • varying forms (e.g., strophic, binary, ternary)
  • stylistic and performance practices, e.g., syllabic stress, foreign language pronunciation and translation, interpretative elements