Music Technology and Sound Engineering 3 Honors

Course State Description:

Students expand their experience with music technology and sound engineering, integrating their knowledge of traditional musical elements with past and current technologies used to capture, create, mix, and present music. Students focus on deeper exploration of their own creative work, enhanced by their knowledge of music and other arts and sciences. Public performances may serve as a resource for specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend one or more performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

    Big Idea: Algebra: Creating Equations

    Understanding 1: Create equations that describe numbers or relationships
  • MAFS.912.A-CED.1.1 BAC  Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems. Include equations arising from linear and quadratic functions, and simple rational and exponential functions.
  • Big Idea: Critical Thinking and Reflection

    Understanding 1: Cognition and reflection are required to appreciate, interpret, and create with artistic intent.
  • MU.912.C.1.1 BAC  Apply listening strategies to promote appreciation and understanding of unfamiliar musical works.
  • MU.912.C.1.2 I R  Compare, using correct music vocabulary, the aesthetic impact of two or more performances of a musical work to one's own hypothesis of the composer's intent.
  • Understanding 2: Assessing our own and others' artistic work, using critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, is central to artistic growth.
  • MU.912.C.2.1 BAC  Evaluate and make appropriate adjustments to personal performance in solo and ensembles.
  • MU.912.C.2.2 BAC  Evaluate performance quality in recorded and/or live performances.
  • MU.912.C.2.3 BAC  Evaluate one's own or other's compositions and/or improvisations and generate improvements independently or cooperatively.
  • Understanding 3: The processes of critiquing works of art lead to development of critical-thinking skills transferable to other contexts.
  • MU.912.C.3.1 BAC  Make critical evaluations, based on exemplary models, of the quality and effectiveness of performances and apply the criteria to personal development in music.
  • Big Idea: English Language Development for English Language Learners

    Understanding SI: Language of Social and Instructional Purposes
  • ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1 BAC  English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting.
  • Big Idea: Innovation, Technology, and the Future

    Understanding 1: Creating, interpreting, and responding in the arts stimulate the imagination and encourage innovation and creative risk-taking.
  • MU.912.F.1.2 BAC  Incorporate or adapt new, emerging, or previously unfamiliar technology to create an innovative composition, music project, or related product.
  • Understanding 2: Careers in and related to the arts significantly and positively impact local and global economies.
  • MU.912.F.2.1 BAC  Design or refine a résumé for application to higher education or the workforce that highlights marketable skills and knowledge gained through music training.
  • Understanding 3: The 21st-century skills necessary for success as citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy are embedded in the study of the arts.
  • MU.912.F.3.2 BAC  Summarize copyright laws that govern printed, recorded, and on-line music to promote legal and responsible use of intellectual property and technology.
  • MU.912.F.3.3 BAC  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.
  • MU.912.F.3.4 BAC  Design and implement a personal learning plan, related to the study of music, which demonstrates self-assessment, brain-storming, decision-making, and initiative to advance skills and/or knowledge.
  • Big Idea: Historical and Global Connections

    Understanding 1: Through study in the arts, we learn about and honor others and the worlds in which they live(d).
  • MU.912.H.1.2 BAC  Compare the work of, and influences on, two or more exemplary composers in the performance medium studied in class.
  • Understanding 2: The arts reflect and document cultural trends and historical events, and help explain how new directions in the arts have emerged.
  • MU.912.H.2.1 BAC  Evaluate the social impact of music on specific historical periods.
  • MU.912.H.2.4 BAC  Examine the effects of developing technology on composition, performance, and acquisition of music.
  • Understanding 3: Connections among the arts and other disciplines strengthen learning and the ability to transfer knowledge and skills to and from other fields.
  • MU.912.H.3.1 BAC  Apply knowledge of science, math, and music to demonstrate, through an acoustic or digital performance medium, how sound production affects musical performance.
  • MU.912.H.3.2 BAC  Combine personal interest with skills and knowledge from a non-music class to explore, design, and present a music-based or music-enhanced topic of interest to demonstrate the ability to make transfers across contexts.
  • Big Idea: Mathematical Practice

    Understanding 5: Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • MAFS.K12.MP.5.1 BAC  Use appropriate tools strategically. Proficient students are sufficiently familiar with tools appropriate for their grade or course to make sound decisions about when each of these tools might be helpful, recognizing both the insight to be gained and their limitations. They detect possible errors. They are able to use technological tools to explore and deepen their understanding of concepts.
  • Understanding 6: Attend to precision.
  • MAFS.K12.MP.6.1 BAC  Attend to precision. Proficient students try to communicate precisely to others. They try to use clear definitions in discussion with others and in their own reasoning. They state the meaning of the symbols they choose.
  • Understanding 7: Look for and make use of structure.
  • MAFS.K12.MP.7.1 BAC  Look for and make use of structure. Proficient students look closely to discern a pattern or structure. They recognize the significance of an existing line in a geometric figure and can use the strategy of drawing an auxiliary line for solving problems. They also can step back for an overview and shift perspective. They can see complicated things, such as some algebraic expressions, as single objects or as being composed of several objects.
  • Big Idea: Organizational Structure

    Understanding 1: Understanding the organizational structure of an art form provides a foundation for appreciation of artistic works and respect for the creative process.
  • MU.912.O.1.1 BAC  Evaluate the organizational principles and conventions in musical works and discuss their effect on structure.
  • Understanding 3: Every art form uses its own unique language, verbal and non-verbal, to document and communicate with the world.
  • MU.912.O.3.1 BAC  Analyze expressive elements in a musical work and describe how the choices and manipulations of the elements support, for the listener, the implied meaning of the composer/performer.
  • Big Idea: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-12

    Understanding 2: Craft and Structure
  • LAFS.1112.RST.2.4 BAC  Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11-12 texts and topics.
  • Understanding 3: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • LAFS.1112.RST.3.7 BAC  Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
  • Big Idea: Skills, Techniques, and Processes

    Understanding 2: Development of skills, techniques, and processes in the arts strengthens our ability to remember, focus on, process, and sequence information.
  • DA.912.S.2.1 BAC  Sustain focused attention, respect, and discipline during class, rehearsal, and performance.
  • Understanding 1: The arts are inherently experiential and actively engage learners in the processes of creating, interpreting, and responding to art.
  • MU.912.S.1.2 BAC  Compose music for voices and/or acoustic, digital, or electronic instruments.
  • MU.912.S.1.3 BAC  Arrange a musical work by manipulating two or more aspects of the composition.
  • MU.912.S.1.7 BAC  Combine and/or create virtual and audio instruments.
  • MU.912.S.1.8 BAC  Record, mix, and edit a recorded performance.
  • Understanding 2: Development of skills, techniques, and processes in the arts strengthens our ability to remember, focus on, process, and sequence information.
  • MU.912.S.2.2 BAC  Transfer expressive elements and performance techniques from one piece of music to another.
  • Understanding 3: Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.
  • MU.912.S.3.4 BAC  Analyze and describe the effect of rehearsal sessions and/or strategies on refinement of skills and techniques.
  • Big Idea: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    Understanding 1: Comprehension and Collaboration
  • LAFS.1112.SL.1.1 BAC  Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
  • LAFS.1112.SL.1.2 BAC  Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.
  • LAFS.1112.SL.1.3 BAC  Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
  • Understanding 2: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
  • LAFS.1112.SL.2.4 BAC  Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.
  • LAFS.1112.SL.2.5 BAC  Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
  • Big Idea: Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

    Understanding 2: Production and Distribution of Writing
  • LAFS.1112.WHST.2.4 BAC  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • LAFS.1112.WHST.2.6 BAC  Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.
  • Understanding 3: Research to Build and Present Knowledge
  • LAFS.1112.WHST.3.7 BAC  Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
  • LAFS.1112.WHST.3.8 BAC  Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the specific task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.
  • LAFS.1112.WHST.3.9 BAC  Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.