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.