Sixth Grade – Eighth Grade: Section 1

SECTION 1: Content Standards, Benchmarks and Performance Standards

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 SECTION 1: Content Standards, Benchmarks and Performance Standards1st Citation2nd Citation3rd Citation
Anchor Standard 1: Creating (Imagine): Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: The creative ideas, concepts, and feelings that influence musicians’ work emerge from a variety of sources.
Essential Question(s): How do musicians generate creative ideas?
1MU:Cr1.1.6: Generate simple rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic phrases within AB and ABA forms that convey expressive intent.6LP07-096LP20-116LP26-08
2MU:Cr1.1.7: Generate rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic phrases and variations over harmonic accompaniments within AB, ABA, or theme and variation forms that convey expressive intent.7LP04-057LP08-057LP37-04
3MU:Cr1.1.8: Generate rhythmic, melodic and harmonic phrases and harmonic accompaniments within expanded forms (including introductions, transitions, and codas) that convey expressive intent.8LP22-078LP24-028LP39-06
Anchor Standard 2: Creating (Plan and Make): Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians’ creative choices are influenced by their expertise, context, and expressive intent.
Essential Question(s): How do musicians make creative decisions?
4MU:Cr2.1.6: Select, organize, construct, and document personal musical ideas for arrangements and compositions within AB or ABA form that demonstrate an effective beginning, middle, and ending, and convey expressive intent.6LP09-046LP21-056LP27-06
5MU:Cr2.1.6: Use standard and/or iconic notation and/or audio/ video recording to document personal simple rhythmic phrases, melodic phrases, and two-chord harmonic musical ideas.6LP07-136LP21-096LP28-04
6MU:Cr2.1.7: Select, organize, develop and document personal musical ideas for arrangements, songs, and compositions within AB, ABA, or theme and variation forms that demonstrate unity and variety and convey expressive intent.7LP03-107LP05-107LP07-07
7MU:Cr2.1.7: Use standard and/or iconic notation and/or audio/ video recording to document personal simple rhythmic phrases, melodic phrases, and harmonic sequences.7LP01-107LP07-107LP26-05
8MU:Cr2.1.8: Select, organize, and document personal musical ideas for arrangements, songs, and compositions within expanded forms that demonstrate tension and release, unity and variety, balance, and convey expressive intent.8LP16-038LP36-078LP39-05
9MU:Cr2.1.8: Use standard and/or iconic notation and/or audio/ video recording to document personal rhythmic phrases, melodic phrases, and harmonic sequences.8LP15-06NM-08-21NM-08-22
Anchor Standard 3: Creating (Evaluate and Refine): Refine and complete artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians evaluate, and refine their work through openness to new ideas, persistence, and the application of appropriate criteria.
Essential Question(s): How do musicians improve the quality of their creative work?
10MU:Cr3.1.6: Evaluate their own work, applying teacher-provided criteria such as application of selected elements of music, and use of sound sources.6LP09-026LP22-046LP29-06
11MU:Cr3.1.6: Describe the rationale for making revisions to the music based on evaluation criteria and feedback from their teacher.6LP10-046LP22-05NM-06-01 Scroll to page 13
12MU:Cr3.1.7: Evaluate their own work, applying selected criteria such as appropriate application of elements of music including style, form, and use of sound sources.7LP09-107LP10-107LP39-06
13MU:Cr3.1.7: Describe the rationale for making revisions to the music based on evaluation criteria and feedback from others (teacher and peers).7LP09-117LP10-117LP39-07
14MU:Cr3.1.8: Evaluate their own work by selecting and applying criteria including appropriate application of compositional techniques, style, form, and use of sound sources.8LP09-078LP19-068LP29-07
15MU:Cr3.1.8: Describe the rationale for refining works by explaining the choices, based on evaluation criteria.8LP09-088LP19-078LP29-08
Anchor Standard 3: Creating (Present): Refine and complete artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians’ presentation of creative work is the culmination of a process of creation and communication
Essential Question(s): When is creative work ready to share?
16MU:Cr3.2.6: Present the final version of their documented personal composition or arrangement, using craftsmanship and originality to demonstrate an effective beginning, middle, and ending, and convey expressive intent.6LP12-046LP24-026LP30-05
17MU:Cr3.2.7: Present the final version of their documented personal composition, song, or arrangement, using craftsmanship and originality to demonstrate unity and variety, and convey expressive intent.7LP10-057LP30-047LP40-06
18MU:Cr3.2.8: Present the final version of their documented personal composition, song, or arrangement, using craftsmanship and originality to demonstrate the application of compositional techniques for creating unity and variety, tension and release, and balance to convey expressive intent.8LP10-048LP20-038LP30-03
Anchor Standard 4: Performing (Select): Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Enduring Understanding: Performers’ interest in and knowledge of musical works, understanding of their own technical skill, and the context for a performance influence the selection of repertoire.
Essential Question(s): How do performers select repertoire?
19MU:Pr4.1.6: Apply teacher-provided criteria for selecting music to perform for a specific purpose and/or context, and explain why each was chosen.Cumberland Gap Worksheet page 2Jubilate Deo Worksheet page 2NM-06-02
20MU:Pr4.1.7: Apply collaboratively-developed criteria for selecting music of contrasting styles for a program with a specific purpose and/or context and, after discussion, identify expressive qualities, technical challenges, and reasons for choices.7LP01-047LP23-037LP38-04
21MU:Pr4.1.8: Apply personally-developed criteria for selecting music of contrasting styles for a program with a specific purpose and/or context, and explain expressive qualities, technical challenges, and reasons for choices.8LP07-038LP27-038LP39-03
Anchor Standard 4: Performing (Analyze): Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Enduring Understanding: Analyzing creators’ context and how they manipulate elements of music provides insight into their intent and informs performance.
Essential Question(s): How does understanding the structure and context of musical works inform performance?
22MU:Pr4.2.6: Explain how understanding the structure and the elements of music are used in music selected for performance.NM-06-03NM-06-06NM-06-09
23MU:Pr4.2.6: When analyzing selected music, read and identify by name or function standard symbols for rhythm, pitch, articulation, and dynamics.NM-06-04NM-06-07NM-06-10
24MU:Pr4.2.6: Identify how cultural and historical context inform performances.NM-06-05NM-06-08NM-06-11
25MU:Pr4.2.7: Explain and demonstrate the structure of contrasting pieces of music selected for performance and how elements of music are used.7LP03-077LP05-077LP37-08
26MU:Pr4.2.7: When analyzing selected music, read and identify by name or function standard symbols for rhythm, pitch articulation, dynamics, tempo, and form.NM-07-17NM-07-187LP37-09
27MU:Pr4.2.7: Identify how cultural and historical context inform performances and result in different music interpretations.7LP03-037LP07-027LP31-07
28MU:Pr4.2.8: Compare the structure of contrasting pieces of music selected for performance, explaining how the elements of music are used in each.8LP08-028LP08-038LP08-04
29MU:Pr4.2.8: When analyzing selected music, sight-read in treble or bass clef simple rhythmic, melodic, and/or harmonic notation.8LP03-088LP06-068LP22-04
30MU:Pr4.2.8: Identity how cultural and historical contexts inform performances and result in different musical effects.8LP11-048LP12-038LP13-08
Anchor Standard 4: Performing (Interpret): Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Enduring Understanding: Performers make interpretive decisions based on their understanding of context and expressive intent.
Essential Question(s): How do performers interpret musical works?
31MU:Pr4.3.6: Perform a selected piece of music demonstrating how their interpretations of the elements of music and the expressive qualities (such as dynamics, tempo, timbre, articulation/style, and phrasing) convey intent.NM-06-12NM-06-13NM-06-14
32MU:Pr4.3.7: Perform contrasting pieces of music demonstrating their interpretations of how the elements of music and expressive qualities (such as dynamics, tempo, timbre, articulation/style, and phrasing) convey intent.NM-07-01NM-07-02NM-07-03
33MU:Pr4.3.8: Perform contrasting pieces of music, demonstrating as well as explaining how the music’s intent is conveyed by their interpretations of the elements of music and expressive qualities (such as dynamics, tempo, timbre, articulation/style, and phrasing).NM-08-01NM-08-02NM-08-03
Anchor Standard 5: Performing (Rehearse, Evaluate and Refine): Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
Enduring Understanding: To express their musical ideas, musicians analyze, evaluate, and refine their performance over time through openness to new ideas, persistence, and the
application of appropriate criteria.
Essential Question(s): How do musicians improve the quality of their performance?
34MU:Pr5.1.6: Identify and apply teacher-provided criteria (such as correct interpretation of notation, technical accuracy, originality, and interest) to rehearse, refine, and determine when a piece is ready to perform.NM-06-15NM-06-16NM-06-17
35MU:Pr5.1.7: Identify and apply collaboratively-developed criteria (such as demonstrating correct interpretation of notation, technical skill of performer, originality, emotional impact, and interest) to rehearse, refine, and determine when the music is ready to perform.NM-07-19
7LP29-03NM-07-20
36MU:Pr5.1.8: Identify and apply personally-developed criteria (such as demonstrating correct interpretation of notation, technical skill of performer, originality, emotional impact, variety, and interest) to rehearse, refine, and determine when the music is ready to perform.NM-08-04NM-08-05NM-08-06
Anchor Standard 6: Performing (Present): Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians judge performance based on criteria that vary across time, place, and cultures. The context and how a work is presented influence audience response.
Essential Question(s): When is a performance judged ready to present? How do context and the manner in which musical work is presented influence audience response?
37MU:Pr6.1.6: Perform the music with technical accuracy to convey the creator’s intent.NM-06-18NM-06-19NM-06-20
38MU:Pr6.1.6: Demonstrate performance decorum (such as stage presence, attire, and behavior) and audience etiquette appropriate for venue and purpose6LP12-096LP18-036LP36-02
39MU:Pr6.1.7: Perform the music with technical accuracy and stylistic expression to convey the creator’s intent.7LP-10-05NM-07-167LP40-04
40MU:Pr6.1.7: Demonstrate performance decorum (such as stage presence, attire, and behavior) and audience etiquette appropriate for venue, purpose, and context.7LP10-037LP20-027LP40-01
41MU:Pr6.1.8: Perform the music with technical accuracy, stylistic expression, and culturally authentic practices in music to convey the creator’s intent.8LP10-058LP10-068LP10-07
42MU:Pr6.1.8: Demonstrate performance decorum (such as stage presence, attire, and behavior) and audience etiquette appropriate for venue, purpose, context, and style.8LP10-018LP20-018LP30-01
Anchor Standard 7: Responding (Select): Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Individuals' selection of musical works is influenced by their interests, experiences, understandings, and purposes.
Essential Question(s): How do individuals choose music to experience?
43MU:Re7.1.6: Select or choose music to listen to and explain the connections to specific interests or experiences for a specific purpose.NM-06-21NM-06-22NM-06-23
44MU:Re7.1.7: Select or choose contrasting music to listen to and compare the connections to specific interests or experiences for a specific purpose.NM-07-04NM-07-05NM-07-06
45MU:Re7.1.8: Select programs of music (such as a CD mix or live performances) and demonstrate the connections to an interest or experience for a specific purpose.NM-08-07NM-08-08NM-08-09
Anchor Standard 7: Responding (Analyze): Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Response to music is informed by analyzing context (social, cultural, and historical) and how creators and performers manipulate the elements of music.
Essential Question(s): How do individuals choose music to experience?
46MU:Re7.2.6: Describe how the elements of music and expressive qualities relate to the structure of the pieces.6LP01-076LP33-046LP05-04
47MU:Re7.2.6: Identify the context of music from a variety of genres, cultures, and historical periods.6LP05-02NM-06-24NM-06-25
48MU:Re7.2.7: Classify and explain how the elements of music and expressive qualities relate to the structure of contrasting pieces.NM-07-217LP06-057LP37-10
49MU:Re7.2.7: Identify and compare the context of music from a variety of genres, cultures, and historical periods.NM-07-07NM-07-08NM-07-09
50MU:Re7.2.8: Compare how the elements of music and expressive qualities relate to the structure within programs of music.NM-08-10NM-08-11NM-08-12
51MU:Re7.2.8: Identify and compare the context of programs of music from a variety of genres, cultures, and historical periods.NM-08-13NM-08-14NM-08-15
Anchor Standard 8: Responding (Interpret): Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Through their use of elements and structures of music, creators and performers provide clues to their expressive intent.
Essential Question(s): How do we discern the musical creators’ and performers’ expressive intent?
52MU:Re8.1.6: Describe a personal interpretation of how creators’ and performers’ application of the elements of music and expressive qualities, within genres and cultural and historical context, convey expressive intent.NM-06-26NM-06-27NM-06-28
53MU:Re8.1.7: Describe a personal interpretation of contrasting works and explain how creators’ and performers’ application of the elements of music and expressive qualities, within genres, cultures, and historical periods, convey expressive intent.NM-07-10NM-07-11NM-07-12
54MU:Re8.1.8: Support personal interpretation of contrasting programs of music and explain how creators’ or performers’ apply the elements of music and expressive qualities, within genres, cultures, and historical periods to convey expressive intent.NM-08-16NM-08-178LP17-02
Anchor Standard 9: Responding (Evaluate): Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: The personal evaluation of musical work(s) and performance(s) is informed by analysis, interpretation, and established criteria.
Essential Question(s): How do we judge the quality of musical work(s) and performance(s)?
55MU:Re9.1.6: Apply teacher-provided criteria to evaluate musical works or performances.6LP13-09 Rubric slide 86LP31-04 Rubric slide 86LP06-07 Rubric slide 2
56MU:Re9.1.7: Select from teacher-provided criteria to evaluate musical works or performances.NM-07-13NM-07-14NM-07-15
57MU:Re9.1.8: Apply appropriate personally-developed criteria to evaluate musical works or performances.NM-08-18NM-08-19NM-08-20
Anchor Standard 10: Connecting: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians connect their personal interests, experiences, ideas, and knowledge to creating, performing, and responding.
Essential Question(s): How do musicians make meaningful connections to creating, performing, and responding?
58MU:Cn10.0.6-8: Demonstrate how interests, knowledge, and skills relate to personal choices and intent when creating, performing, and responding to music.6LP31-10NM-07-228LP07-01
Anchor Standard 11: Connecting: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding
Enduring Understanding: Understanding connections to varied contexts and daily life enhances musicians’ creating, performing, and responding.
Essential Question(s): How do the other arts, other disciplines, contexts, and daily life inform creating, performing, and responding to music
59MU:Cn11.0.6-8: Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life.6LP13-087LP21-038LP31-03