C&I

Curriculum and Instruction

Standard 4 - Music

Key idea: Students will develop a performing and listening repertoire of music of various genres, styles, and cultures that represent the peoples of the world and their manifestations in the United States. Students will recognize the cultural features of a variety of musical compositions and performances and understand the functions of music within the culture.

Performance Indicators


Elementary

Students will:

  • identify when listening, and perform from memory, a basic repertoire of folk songs/dances and composed songs from the basic cultures that represent the peoples of the world
  • identify the titles and composers of well-known examples of classical concert music and blues/jazz selections
  • identify the primary cultural, geographical, and historical settings for the music they listen to and perform

Intermediate

Students will:

  • identify the cultural contexts of a performance or recording and perform (with movement, where culturally appropriate) a varied repertoire of folk, art, and contemporary selections from the basic cultures that represent the peoples of the world
  • identify from a performance or recording the titles and composers of well-known examples of classical concert music and blues/jazz selections
  • discuss the current and past cultural, social, and political uses for the music they listen to and perform
  • in performing ensembles, read and perform repertoire in a culturally authentic manner

Commencement

Students will:

  • identify from performances or recordings the cultural contexts of a further varied repertoire of folk, art, and contemporary selections from the basic cultures that represent the peoples of the world
  • identify from performances or recordings the titles and composers and discuss the cultural contexts of well-known examples of classical concert music and blues/jazz selections
  • relate well-known musical examples from the 17th century onward with the dominant social and historical events

Commencement Major Sequence

Students will:

  • analyze music from various cultures on the basis of its functions, giving examples and describing uses to which music is put in those cultures
  • in performing ensembles, read and perform repertoire in a culturally authentic manner and use culture-based criteria for assessing performances, their own and others’
Last Updated: April 16, 2009