• Music Standards of Learning

     

    Kindergarten 

     

    Music Theory/Literacy

    K.1            The student will read music, including high and low pitches and rhythms represented by traditional or nontraditional notations.

    Performance

                          K.2            The student will investigate various uses of the voice by
     
                                               1.      demonstrating the difference between the singing voice and the speaking voice;
                                               2.      matching pitches within an appropriate range; and
                                               3.      demonstrating expressive qualities of music, including loud/soft and fast/slow.
     
                          K.3            The student will sing a variety of songs of limited range alone and with others, including
     
                                              1.      singing two-pitch (sol, mi) songs, using echo and ensemble singing; and
                                              2.      singing at the appropriate time following a musical introduction.
     
                          K.4            The student will play a variety of pitched and nonpitched instruments alone and with others, including
     
                                              1.      demonstrating high and low;
                                              2.      demonstrating loud/soft and fast/slow; and
                                              3.      accompanying songs and chants, using body percussion as well as instruments.
     
                          K.5            The student will perform rhythmic patterns that include sounds and silences, using instruments, body percussion, and voice
     
                          K.6            The student will demonstrate a steady beat, using body percussion, instruments, and voice.
     
                          K.7            The student will respond to music with movement, including
      
                                             1.      matching locomotor and nonlocomotor movements to rhythmic patterns;
                                             2.      demonstrating expressive qualities of music, including loud/soft and fast/slow;
                                             3.      illustrating moods and contrast in music and children’s literature;
                                             4.      performing dances and other music activities from various cultures; and
                                             5.      exhibiting respect for the personal space of others when moving.
     
                         K.8            The student will create music by
     
                                             1.      improvising simple melodic or rhythmic patterns; and
                                             2.      improvising to enhance stories and poems.

     

    Music History and Cultural Context
     
                         K.9            The student will explore historical and cultural aspects of music by
     
                                             1.      listening to and recognizing patriotic and seasonal songs; and
                                             2.      identifying people who make music as musicians (e.g., singers, instrumentalists, composers, conductors).

     

                   K.10          The student will participate in music activities that involve sharing, taking turns, and other behaviors that demonstrate good citizenship.

                   K.11          The student will recognize the relationships between music and other fields of knowledge.

     

    Analysis, Evaluation, and Critique

                         K.12          The student will analyze music by
      
                                             1.      distinguishing among men’s, women’s, and children’s voices;
                                             2.      identifying selected instruments visually and aurally;
                                             3.      classifying sound sources as vocal, instrumental, or environmental; and
                                             4.      recognizing basic contrasts in music, including fast/slow, high/low, loud/soft, and same/different.

    Aesthetics

                         K.13          The student will express personal feelings evoked by a musical experience.
     
                         K.14          The student will communicate personal response to expressive features of music through movement.
     
     
    Grade One

    Perform

                     1.1  The student will sing songs and play instruments.

    1.        Sing songs that contain sol, mi, and la pitches.

    2.        Sing a variety of songs individually and in groups.

    3.        Develop a repertoire of songs.

    4.        Play pitched and non-pitched instruments.
     

                     1.2  The student will perform rhythm patterns.

    1.        Relate rhythm patterns to notation.

    2.        Demonstrate melodic rhythm.

     
                     1.3  The student will respond to music with movement.

    1.        Perform line and circle dances.

    2.        Perform dances and games from various cultures.

    3.        Demonstrate locomotor and non-locomotor movements.

    4.        Dramatize songs, stories, and poems.

     

    Create

                     1.4    The student will employ creativity in a variety of music experiences.

    1.        Use classroom instruments, body percussion, and movement.

    2.        Use the voice in speech and song.

    3.        Dramatize songs, stories, and poems.

    4.        Create melodies to familiar nursery rhymes or chants.

     

    Investigate

                        1.5   The student will distinguish between melodic rhythm and steady beat by sight and sound.

     1.6  The student will recognize when music changes from one section to a contrasting section.

     1.7  The student will recognize and describe sudden changes in expressive qualities of music.

               Demonstrate changes in dynamics and tempo vocally, instrumentally, and with movement.

                         1.8  The student will identify high pitches and low pitches.

    1.        Demonstrate different pitches vocally, instrumentally, and with movement.

    2.        Distinguish between extreme contrasts of sound.

     

    1.9  The student will identify pitched and non-pitched classroom instruments by sight and sound.

                        1.10  The student will distinguish between accompanied and unaccompanied vocal music.

     

    Connect

                    1.11  The student will exhibit respect for the contributions of self and others in a music setting.

    1.        Contribute to a group effort of making music.

    2.        Contribute to a group effort of listening to music.

    3.        Participate in music activities that involve sharing, taking turns, and other ways of demonstrating good citizenship.

     

    1.12   The student will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between music and other disciplines.

     
    Grade Two

    Perform

                       2.1   The student will sing songs and play instruments.

    1.        Sing melodies within the range of a sixth.

    2.        Sing a variety of songs, individually and in groups.

    3.        Develop a repertoire of songs.

    4.        Play ostinato and single-chord accompaniments on classroom instruments.

     

    2.2               The student will perform and notate rhythm patterns using traditional notation.

     

    2.3   The student will respond to music with movement.

    1.        Perform line and circle dances.

    2.        Perform dances and games from various cultures.

    3.        Demonstrate locomotor and non-locomotor movements.

    4.        Dramatize songs, stories, and poems.

    5.        Perform interpretive movement.

     

    2.4   The student will read lyrics containing more than one verse and including words divided into syllables.

     

    Create

                       2.5   The student will employ creativity in a variety of music experiences.

    1.        Create lyrics to familiar melodies.

    2.        Create new verses to songs.

    3.        Create accompaniments and ostinato.

    4.        Create music to enhance songs, stories, and poems.

    5.        Create interpretive movement.

     

    Investigate

                       2.6   The student will recognize form in music.

    1.        Identify like and unlike melodic phrases.

    2.        Identify and perform music in two-part (AB) form.

    3.        Identify the beginning and ending of phrases.

     

    2.7  The student will recognize sudden and gradual changes in expressive qualities of music.

    1.        Demonstrate changes in dynamics and tempo vocally, instrumentally, and with movement.

    2.        Use music terminology to describe changes.

     

    2.8  The student will identify selected orchestral and folk instruments by sight and sound.

     

    2.9   The student will identify melody patterns that move upward, downward, and remain the same.

    1.        Use the voice, instruments, and movement.

    2.        Use music terminology.

    3.        Use the seven letters of the music alphabet.

     

    Connect

                       2.10  The student will exhibit respect for the contributions of self and others in a music setting.

    1.        Contribute to a group effort of making music.

    2.        Contribute to a group effort of listening to music.

    3.        Participate in music activities that involve sharing, taking turns, and other ways of demonstrating good citizenship.

     

    2.11  The student will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between music and other disciplines.

     
    Grade Three

    Perform

                      3.1    The student will sing in tune with a clear tone quality.

    1.        Sing melodies within the range of an octave.

    2.        Develop a repertoire of familiar songs.

    3.        Perform in a two-part music ensemble.

    4.        Accompany singing with rhythm and/or melody instruments.

    5.        Use terminology to interpret a music selection.

     

    3.2   The student will notate and perform melody and rhythm patterns from the treble staff using traditional notation.

    1.        Use melody instruments.

    2.        Use a wide range of tempos and dynamics.

    3.        Recognize that music is divided into measures.

     

    3.3   The student will respond to music with movement.

    1.        Perform line and circle dances.

    2.        Perform dances and games from various cultures.

    3.        Dramatize songs, stories, and poems.

    4.        Perform interpretive movement.

     

    3.4  The student will perform I and V (V7) chords to accompany a two-chord melody using classroom instruments.

     

    3.5  The student will identify and perform sets of beats that are grouped in twos and threes using descriptive terminology to identify which beats are strong and which beats are weak.

     

    Create

                      3.6    The student will employ creativity in a variety of music experiences.

    1.        Create accompaniments and ostinato for songs and chants.

    2.        Create interpretive movement.

    3.        Create lyrics to familiar melodies.

    4.        Create new verses to songs.

     

    Investigate

                        3.7     The student will identify ABA form.

     

    3.8     The student will recognize music symbols within a composition and use music terminology to explain their functions.

     

    3.9    The student will explore the music of world cultures through song, dance, and movement.

    1.        Study folk tales and musical settings of folk tales.

    2.        Listen to examples of instruments not traditionally found in bands or orchestras.

    3.        Interpret music through movement.

    4.        Perform traditional dances.

                        3.10   The student will identify the four orchestral families (woodwind, string, brass, percussion) by    sight and sound.

     
    3.11   The student will demonstrate the melodic shape (contour) of a musical phrase using music terminology to describe how pitch levels may move upward, downward, or stay the same.

     

    Connect

                      3.12     The student will exhibit respect for the contributions of self and others in a music setting.

    1.        Contribute to a group effort of making music.

    2.        Contribute to a group effort of listening to music.

    3.        Participate in music activities that involve sharing, taking turns, and other ways of demonstrating good citizenship.

     

                       3.13     The student will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between music and other disciplines.

     

    Grade Four

    Perform

     

    4.1    The student will sing in tune with a clear tone quality.

    1.        Sing with expression using indicated dynamics and phrasing.

    2.        Sing in a group performing songs in simple harmony.

    3.        Develop a repertoire of songs.

     

    4.2   The student will notate and perform melody and rhythm patterns from the treble staff using traditional notation.

    1.        Identify melodic movement as step, leap, or repeat.

    2.        Use pitched and non-pitched instruments.

     

     

    4.3    The student will respond to music with movement.

    1.        Perform interpretive movement.

    2.        Perform traditional folk dances and/or choreography.

    3.        Use body percussion.

     

    4.4   The student will play I, IV, and V (or V7) chords to accompany a three-chord melody.

     

    Create

    4.5    The student will employ creativity in a variety of music experiences.

    1.        Improvise simple melodic and rhythmic accompaniments.

    2.        Create melodic or rhythmic motives to enhance literature using a variety of sound sources, including technology.

    3.        Create interpretive movement, individually or in groups.

     

    Investigate

    4.6    The student will identify and explain extended examples of AB and ABA forms.

    4.7    The student will recognize dynamic markings and interpret them in performance.

    4.8     The student will identify instruments from various music ensembles by sight and sound including instruments from other cultures.

    4.9      The student will identify the function of the top and bottom numbers of a meter signature involving 2, 3, and 4 beats.

    4.10    The student will distinguish between major and minor tonality.

    4.11    The student will use music terminology to describe various styles of music.

    1.        Place musical examples into broad categories of style.

    2.        Identify a composer and a music composition from each of four different music historical periods.

    Connect

    4.12    The student will exhibit respect for the contributions of self and others in a music setting.

    1.        Contribute to a group effort of making music.

    2.        Contribute to a group effort of listening to music.

    3.        Participate in music activities that involve sharing, taking turns, and other ways of demonstrating good citizenship.

     

    4.13   The student will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between music and other disciplines.

     
    Grade Five

    Perform

    5.1   The student will sing in tune with a clear tone quality.

    1.        Demonstrate beginning choral behaviors and skills in group singing.

    2.        Sing a varied repertoire of music alone and with others.

    3.        Participate in group singing involving two-part or three-part harmony.

    4.        Develop age-appropriate ability in singing skills.

     

                      5.2    The student will notate and perform melody and rhythm patterns from the treble staff using traditional notation.

    1.        Use pitched and non-pitched instruments.

    2.        Use computer technology.

     

    5.3    The student will respond to music with movement.

    1.        Perform interpretive movement.

    2.        Perform dances and games from various cultures including traditional folk dances and/or choreography.

    3.        Use body percussion.

     

    Create

    5.4    The student will employ creativity in a variety of music experiences.

    1.        Create movement to music.

    2.        Create non-traditional notation.

     

    Investigate

    5.5  The student will identify and explain music forms of rondo and theme and variations.

                        5.6   The student will use music terminology to describe music performances and compositions.

    1.        Identify music symbols within a music composition and explain their functions.

                       5.7    The student will identify instruments from various music ensembles by sight and sound including instruments from other cultures.
                       5.8    The student will identify the functions of the top and bottom numbers of meter signatures in duple and triple meters.
                        5.9    The student will place music examples into broad categories of style. 

    1.        Use music terminology to compare and contrast a variety of music styles.

    2.        Explore how vocal style contributes to the quality and enjoyment of musical selections.

    3.        Explore and perform a variety of music styles.

    4.        Identify notable characteristics of the music of world cultures.

    5.        Identify a composer and one music composition from each of four different music historical periods.

    Connect

    5.10   The student will exhibit respect for the contributions of self and others in a music setting.

    1.        Contribute to a group effort of making music.

    2.        Contribute to a group effort of listening to music.

    3.        Participate in music activities that involve sharing, taking turns, and other ways of demonstrating good citizenship.

     

                    5.11   The student will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between music and other disciplines.

     

Last Modified on November 14, 2018