Chorus: Register-specific 4 - Honors Pacing Guide

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observe classroom rules. (DA.912.S.2.1BAC )
respect peers and equipment. (DA.912.S.2.1BAC )
show focus and pacing during self-directed practice time. (DA.912.S.2.1BAC )
Add multi-media component to a presentation, performance and/or project. (LAFS.1112.SL.2.5BAC )
Use digital media to record, analyze, and present performance material. (LAFS.1112.SL.2.5BAC )
aurally identify and notate major, minor, diminished, and augmented chords. (MU.912.C.1.1BAC )
aurally identify and analyze expressive and structural elements of melody, harmony, and phrasing. (MU.912.C.1.1BAC )
engage in active listening by identifying specific forms, e.g., binary, ternary, rondo, verse and refrain, strophic, and through composed. (MU.912.C.1.1BAC )
relate the importance of title, text, and context to a composer’s intent. (MU.912.C.1.2NTK R)
identify and describe structural elements that imply compositional intent of the composer. (MU.912.C.1.2NTK R)
compare and contrast two renditions of the same piece. (MU.912.C.1.2NTK R)
utilize FVA/MPA rubrics to analyze a recording or live performance. (MU.912.C.1.2NTK R)
define and apply, through performance, various types of choral styles and literature. (MU.912.C.1.4E R)
perform a variety of quality choral literature independently and in groups. (MU.912.C.1.4E R)
define and apply appropriate stylistic elements in the choral literature. (MU.912.C.1.4E R)
independently develop performance accuracy through solo and ensemble literature. (MU.912.C.2.1BAC )
independently assess areas for improvement and develop strategies for growth. (MU.912.C.2.1BAC )
independently develop strategies for practice and rehearsal (MU.912.C.2.1BAC )
refer to and apply FVA solo/ensemble rubrics to rehearsal and performance. (MU.912.C.2.1BAC )
analyze, compare, and discuss two or more examples of the same recording. (MU.912.C.2.2I R)
listen to and select quality recordings based on performance evaluations. (MU.912.C.2.2I R)
evaluate and provide feedback for a student generated composition and/ or improvisation. (MU.912.C.2.3BAC )
independently analyze performance options and integrate evaluations and suggestions into current and future performances. (MU.912.C.2.3BAC )
analyze and apply model choral technique to personal and group practice. (MU.912.C.3.1E R)
Using FVA and MPA rubrics, define and apply assessment criteria to personal and group performances. (MU.912.C.3.1E R)
attend performances of quality performing groups in the choral and theatrical setting. (MU.912.C.3.1E R)
independently recognize and interpret developmental aspects of music technologies from ancient to modern. (MU.912.F.1.1BAC )
independently compare and contrast traditional vs. modern technological characteristics, usage, and practice. (MU.912.F.1.1BAC )
independently recognize and interpret the causal effects of industrialization, invention, and innovation on musical development. (MU.912.F.1.1BAC )
define résumé, (curriculum vitae), and its component parts, as well as discuss its language, usage, intent, and target audience. (MU.912.F.2.1BAC )
discuss and explain desirable qualities of scholarship, leadership, and experience. (MU.912.F.2.1BAC )
itemize educational background, work/school related experiences, and educational/career goals. (MU.912.F.2.1BAC )
create practice résumés based on music experience, music interest and/or career choices in the arts or related. (MU.912.F.2.1BAC )
identify and discuss pre- and post- concert/performance activities. (MU.912.F.2.2BAC )
identify and list likely attendees, participants, and contributing volunteers/workers. (MU.912.F.2.2BAC )
identify and list affiliated events, activities, and preparations of a given performance. (MU.912.F.2.2BAC )
explore and discuss economic and cultural relationships between the performance, local businesses, and patrons. (MU.912.F.2.2BAC )
identify components and develop strategies for producing and staging a public performance. (MU.912.F.2.2BAC )
recognize and interpret how teamwork in the music ensemble translates to other areas and skills. (MU.912.F.3.1BAC )
integrate skills in the music room into other content areas. (MU.912.F.3.1BAC )
explore leadership opportunities and leadership positions outside of the music room. (MU.912.F.3.1BAC )
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. (MU.912.F.3.1BAC )
independently model effective rehearsal and performance expectations and behaviors. (MU.912.F.3.1BAC )
independently model proper audience etiquette, expectations, and interaction with performers. (MU.912.F.3.1BAC )
define “copyright” and discuss applicable materials, media, and performances. (MU.912.F.3.2NTK R)
list materials subject to copyright law and discuss proper usage, payment, etc. (MU.912.F.3.2NTK R)
discuss the implications of copyright infringement, e.g., loss of revenue, pirated original compositions, recorded materials, web-based media, etc. (MU.912.F.3.2NTK R)
analyze the elements of a given performance. (MU.912.F.3.3BAC )
sequence the tasks necessary to organize a performance event. (MU.912.F.3.3BAC )
design and implement materials related to the performance. (MU.912.F.3.3BAC )
identify strengths and weaknesses regarding skill level and competency in a given musical discipline. (MU.912.F.3.4BAC )
list practice and performance goals related to the given musical discipline. (MU.912.F.3.4BAC )
design and implement strategies related to pedagogy, instruction, and assessment. (MU.912.F.3.4BAC )
reflect on musical activities and performances throughout the year. (MU.912.F.3.4BAC )
listen to, discuss, and perform representative examples of music from diverse cultures and eras. (MU.912.H.1.1BAC )
identify, discuss, and perform music having a cultural function, e.g., anthems, fanfares, religious and ceremonial music, holidays, athletic events, etc. (MU.912.H.1.1BAC )
recognize, interpret, and compare separate compositions, with varied medium, of a single composer, e.g., orchestral and choral, guitar and string quartet, piano solo and piano concerto, etc. (MU.912.H.1.3NTK R)
recognize, interpret, and compare selections by a significant composer using a different performance medium, e.g., symphonic arrangement vs. jazz arrangement of the same piece. (MU.912.H.1.3NTK R)
independently recognize and interpret elements of representative music from Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century, and 21st Century. (MU.912.H.1.4NTK R)
independently recognize and interpret music of American composers and performers. (MU.912.H.1.4NTK R)
independently recognize and interpret elements of a variety of American music, e.g., ragtime, blues, jazz, opera, operetta, Broadway, barbershop, symphonic, choral, etc. (MU.912.H.1.4NTK R)
independently recognize and interpret cultural, regional, and historical influences on the development of “American” music and its unique sound qualities and characteristics. (MU.912.H.1.4NTK R)
independently recognize and interpret current stylistic influences of other cultures on American music, e.g. African, European, traditional folk, South American, Caribbean, Latino etc. (MU.912.H.1.4NTK R)
analyze, rehearse, and perform quality choral literature from diverse cultures. (MU.912.H.1.4NTK R)
independently recognize and interpret regional and historical elements of various indigenous music, e.g., rhythms, textures, modalities, tonalities, folksongs and lore, instrumentation, vocal style, etc. (MU.912.H.1.5I R)
independently recognize and interpret structural and expressive elements that characterize musical and cultural identity. (MU.912.H.1.5I R)
research and present materials via oral, written and/or digital media. (MU.912.H.1.5I R)
analyze, rehearse, and perform quality choral literature from diverse cultures. (MU.912.H.1.5I R)
develop artistic opinions in discussing current musical genres, types of performance ensembles, and various types of audience venues, e.g., arenas, halls, outdoor stages, digital, on-line viewing and participation, Skype, virtual choirs etc. (MU.912.H.2.2BAC )
develop artistic opinions regarding future trends in music innovations and applications, e.g., virtual ensembles/auditoriums, etc. (MU.912.H.2.2BAC )
conceptualize next generation music technology. (MU.912.H.2.2BAC )
independently recognize and interpret characteristics of specific musical genres. (MU.912.H.2.3NTK R)
independently recognize and interpret historical events as influential components of musical growth and identity. (MU.912.H.2.3NTK R)
trace and characterize significant historic developments regarding innovations, compositions, and key players. (MU.912.H.2.3NTK R)
develop artistic opinions regarding future trends in musical styles, influences and technologies. (MU.912.H.2.3NTK R)
independently relate and demonstrate cross curricular musical connections and applications in the various academic content areas, e.g., science and math, etc. (MU.912.H.3.1NTK R)
independently relate and demonstrate various technological aspects of musical learning, performing, recording, and delivery systems. (MU.912.H.3.1NTK R)
independently relate and demonstrate the physical properties of sound, acoustics, sound amplification, digital technologies, and related materials and applications. (MU.912.H.3.1NTK R)
conceptualize and integrate multi-disciplinary knowledge into a musical performance. (MU.912.H.3.1NTK R)
conceptualize and integrate connections between music and non-musical content areas, e.g., music and health, music and art, music and advertising, etc. (MU.912.H.3.2BAC )
conceptualize and integrate learning connections between music and personal interest subjects such as world languages, African American history, drama and theatre, T.V./film production, scientific research, public speaking, data analysis, computer programming, etc. (MU.912.H.3.2BAC )
demonstrate knowledge and skills developed from varied content areas to musical concepts. (MU.912.H.3.2BAC )
consistently define music terms and symbols in a given piece, e.g., tempo markings, dynamics, key, and meter, etc. (MU.912.O.1.1I R)
consistently identify melody, counter melody, and accompaniment. (MU.912.O.1.1I R)
consistently differentiate between major and minor tonality. (MU.912.O.1.1I R)
consistently identify and describe timbre, tone color, and texture. (MU.912.O.1.1I R)
consistently identify major musical themes including sections and patterns that outline structural form. (MU.912.O.1.1I R)
identify and describe chord progressions as they relate to cadence, tension-release, form, etc. (MU.912.O.1.1I R)
identify and describe the similarities and differences of contrasting compositions. (MU.912.O.2.1BAC )
compare musical, structural, and aesthetic elements of two or more contrasting compositions. (MU.912.O.2.1BAC )
perform repertoire with contrasting styles and structural elements and apply aesthetic principles and practices. (MU.912.O.2.1BAC )
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. (MU.912.O.2.1BAC )
transpose and play simple melodic/harmonic/rhythmic pieces and/or accompaniments on available acoustic, digital, or computer equipment (MU.912.O.2.2BAC )
create a short vocal composition using a familiar melody. (MU.912.O.2.2BAC )
sing or play a familiar or assigned melody in both major and minor keys. (MU.912.O.2.2BAC )
notate and transpose a simple melody into one or more keys. (MU.912.O.2.2BAC )
consistently interpret and utilize musical terms and symbols in a given piece, e.g., tempo markings, dynamics, articulations, phrasing, key, meter, etc. (MU.912.O.3.1I R)
consistently apply expressive elements to the choral literature being studied. (MU.912.O.3.1I R)
independently recognize and interpret structural and compositional elements relative to harmony, rhythm, scale, mode, timbre, voicing, text, vocal/instrumental texture, and orchestration. (MU.912.O.3.1I R)
independently recognize and interpret the structural and compositional elements of the choral literature being studied. (MU.912.O.3.1I R)
infer compositional intent based on the structural elements of the choral literature being studied. (MU.912.O.3.1I R)
consistently demonstrate basic conducting patterns for 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, and 6/8. (MU.912.O.3.2E P)
independently recognize and interpret the conductor’s gestural cues relating to tempo, dynamics, phrasing and expressive elements. (MU.912.O.3.2E P)
independently recognize and interpret a piece based on the expressive elements of the score and/or conductor. (MU.912.O.3.2E P)
select expressive criteria from the choral literature being studied and apply it to non-musical events and/or cross-curricular content. (MU.912.O.3.2E P)
vocally improvise short sections of given literature using text, neutral, or scat syllables. (MU.912.S.1.1BAC C)
vocally improvise a melody over a tonic/dominant chord progression, with or without accompaniment. (MU.912.S.1.1BAC C)
vocally improvise a rhythmic/melodic ostinato on a given chord progression. (MU.912.S.1.1BAC C)
create basic accompaniments using primary triads in root position and inversions. (MU.912.S.1.2BAC C)
compose and perform melodic phrases for the voice in simple and compound meters. (MU.912.S.1.2BAC C)
compose and perform melodic phrases using available accompaniment, e.g., piano, digital media, or computer software. (MU.912.S.1.2BAC C)
compose and perform harmonic accompaniments to familiar or assigned songs using available acoustic, digital, and/or computer generated instrumentation. (MU.912.S.1.2BAC C)
create a vocal arrangement of a familiar piece using two, three or four-part harmony. (MU.912.S.1.3BAC C)
compose vocal harmonies of familiar or assigned melodic material. (MU.912.S.1.3BAC C)
create and perform an original version of a given piece by altering the musical elements, e.g., rhythmic patterns, accompaniment, voicing, etc. (MU.912.S.1.3BAC C)
independently identify and sing major, minor and perfect intervals using solfeggio. (MU.912.S.1.4E P)
independently notate dictated major, minor and perfect intervals. (MU.912.S.1.4E P)
independently identify and sing major and minor chords using solfeggio. (MU.912.S.1.4E P)
vocally repeat a dictated melody using solfeggio. (MU.912.S.1.4E P)
independently notate dictated rhythmic patterns. (MU.912.S.1.4E P)
notate major, minor, augmented and diminished chords. (MU.912.S.1.4E P)
identify and notate major and minor 7th chords. (MU.912.S.1.4E P)
discuss, understand, and apply the principles of audiation, including types and stages. (MU.912.S.1.4E P)
consistently demonstrate the expressive characteristics of phrasing, dynamics, and appropriate tempi as found in the literature being studied. (MU.912.S.2.1E P)
independently sing major musical themes including sections and patterns that outline the form of a composition. (MU.912.S.2.1E P)
consistently sing melodic and rhythmic patterns with accuracy. (MU.912.S.2.1E P)
consistently part-sing with independence and awareness of other vocal parts. (MU.912.S.2.1E P)
consistently demonstrate sequencing strategies for memorizing a piece. (MU.912.S.2.1E P)
discuss, understand, and apply the principles of audiation, including types and stages, to musical learning. (MU.912.S.2.1E P)
apply and perform shared concepts, skills, and processes between two or more pieces. (MU.912.S.2.2E P)
apply and perform learned concepts, skills, processes, and techniques to varied musical repertoire. (MU.912.S.2.2E P)
consistently demonstrate characteristic vocal timbres of various choral styles. (MU.912.S.2.2E P)
consistently sing with awareness of vocal techniques, e.g., posture, breath support, vowel placement, proper use of consonants, diphthongs, etc. (MU.912.S.3.1E P)
consistently sing with appropriate expression, dynamics, and phrasing. (MU.912.S.3.1E P)
consistently sing with unified vowels and tone color. (MU.912.S.3.1E P)
consistently with proper intonation, balance, and blend in an ensemble setting. (MU.912.S.3.1E P)
consistently demonstrate an understanding of blend and intonation by singing in a four-part quartet. (MU.912.S.3.1E P)
consistently 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. (MU.912.S.3.1E P)
consistently respond artistically to conducting patterns of various styles, tempi, and meter. (MU.912.S.3.1E P)
identify and demonstrate conducting patterns in various meters and tempi. (MU.912.S.3.1E P)
independently identify and notate rhythmic note and rest values, e.g., whole note/rest, half note/rest, quarter note/rest, eighth note/rest, sixteenth note/rest, and their respective dotted note values. (MU.912.S.3.2E O)
consistently sight-read and notate major, minor, and perfect melodic intervals within a diatonic scale. (MU.912.S.3.2E O)
consistently sight-read and notate melodic exercises step-wise, with skips, without accompaniment. (MU.912.S.3.2E O)
consistently identify and notate key signatures of the literature being sung. (MU.912.S.3.2E O)
consistently apply and perform relevant musical terms and expressive markings in the literature being sung. (MU.912.S.3.2E O)
accurately sight-read two, three, and four part exercises in groups. (MU.912.S.3.2E O)
accurately notate dictated melodies, by step and skip, in a given key (MU.912.S.3.3E R)
accurately notate dictated melodic and harmonic intervals as played on a piano. (MU.912.S.3.3E R)
consistently apply large group rehearsal strategies to small group/sectional settings. (MU.912.S.3.4I R)
develop strategies for learning individual vocal parts. (MU.912.S.3.4I R)
apply sight-reading skills to vocal literature being learned. (MU.912.S.3.4I R)
demonstrate an understanding of the use and function of the hard and soft palate, tongue, pharynx, epiglottis, esophagus, larynx, trachea, and vocal cords, (folds). (MU.912.S.3.4I R)
All Year
interpret unfamiliar English terms using their home language dictionary or an online translator (ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1BAC )
  • how to use a home language dictionary or online translation program
  • how to differentiate between English terminology and musical terminology (e.g., music terminology usually in Italian and usually italicized)
perform rhythmic and melodic patterns accurately by imitating aural patterns demonstrated by the teacher and/or peers (ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1BAC )
  • procedure for aurally deciphering rhythms (e.g. count singing, speaking rhythms, subdividing)
  • Curwen hand signs and solfegio syllables
  • intervallic relationships
perform rhythmic and melodic patterns accuartely by visually interpreting musical symbols (ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1BAC )
  • pitches on the staff, rhythmic patterns appropriate to the course level
All Year
use classroom visual aids to accurately interpret and perform musical symbols and abbreviations (ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1BAC )
communicate withe a peer tutor/buddy for clarification on concepts presented in class (ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1BAC )
  • section leader for students' vocal/instrumental section
All Year
imitate sound concepts modeled by the teacher and peers (ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1BAC )
  • how to produce a characteristic tone
All Year
rehearse and perform music in class with their peers to demonstrate comprehension and synthesis of skills (ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1BAC )
  • classroom procedures
  • proper posture
  • how to follow the director
  • how to take a proper breath while playing and/or singing
  • where to locate the rehearsal plan and/or classroom objectives
recognize, count and notate simple rhythms and rests (ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1BAC )
  • procedure for deciphering rhythms (e.g. count singing, speaking rhythms, subdividing)
All Year
understand that specific tools, while assisting in the process, do not supersede skills and technique. (MAFS.K12.MP.5.1BAC )
demonstrate precision in the execution of unison pulse within the ensemble regarding rhythmic accuracy (attack, duration, release), synchronized rhythmic execution and tempo. (MAFS.K12.MP.6.1BAC )
  • note/rest values appropriate to course and literature
  • time signatures appropriate to course and literature
use domain specific vocabulary to communicate precise ideas and opinions with others. (MAFS.K12.MP.6.1BAC )
demonstrate precision in execution of pitch accuracy and intonation regarding tonality (MAFS.K12.MP.6.1BAC )
  • tonality: MU.68.C.1.1
demonstrate precision in the execution of expressive elements regarding the execution of dynamics, articulations, phrasing, and style. (MAFS.K12.MP.6.1BAC )
  • expressive markings that relate to musical effect regarding dynamics, tempo, phrasing, musical line, dynamics, style, articulations
  • standard conducting patterns
  • expressive conducting gesture
utilize pattern recognition to memorize music. (MAFS.K12.MP.7.1BAC )
reorganize performance practices according to given rhythmic hierarchies (MAFS.K12.MP.7.1BAC )
  • beat groupings and metric stress
recognize patterns through music theory and utilize the information in rehearsal, individual practice, and performance. (MAFS.K12.MP.7.1BAC )
  • patterns such as form, time signatures, phrasing, sequencing, hemiola, key centers, harmonic structure, voicing, modulation, and instrumentation.
Week 1
recognize the function of lines and spaces of the staff (including the addition of ledger lines) as the means of visually representing pitch (MAFS.K12.MP.7.1BAC )
Week 3
understand rhythmic relationships regarding time signature classification. (MAFS.K12.MP.7.1BAC )
  • simple, compound and mixed meters
  • function of top and bottom numbers in time signatures