• Virginia Music Standards of Learning

     

    Music Theory (IDEAS, CONCEPTS, SYSTEMS, RULES)
    & Literacy (READING, WRITING)
    I can read and write music.
     I can use my thinking skills to analyze and understand how music is organized. 

     

    Performance (PRESENTATION, ACT, RECITAL, SHOW, PIECE)
    I can sing, play instruments, improvise, compose, and move to music. 
    I can perform music.
     I can understand and use music technology, materials, and equipment.

      

    Music History (THE PAST)
    & Cultural Context  (IDEAS AND BELIEFS SHARED BY A GROUP OF PEOPLE)
    I can understand music as it relates to history and how it fits into culture.
     I can understand characteristics in major historical periods of music
    I can identify many compositional techniques in various styles of music.
     I can examine relationships among current events, technology, and society.   
     
    Analysis Evaluation, and Critique (EXAMINE, STUDY, INVESTIGATE, EXPLORE, REVIEW, ASSESS)
    I can listen to, respond to, reflect on, analyze, interpret, evaluate, and critique music.  

     

    Aesthetics (ARTISTIC, VISUAL, APPEALING, BEAUTIFUL)
    I can recognize and reflect on the emotional, physical, and intellectual qualities of music. 
    I can understand the meaning of music to the human experience through cultural perspectives