Music Core Standards to provide students opportunities to achieve musical proficiency in Four Artistic Processes: Creating, Performing, Responding, and Connecting.

Below are suggested activities that are related to Music Core Standards - Creating, Performing and Responding . Feel free to modify the materials to meet your needs.


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Demonstrate skills and competency levels in Performing.

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Pr4.1: A. Perform music for a specific purpose with expression and technical accuracy.

Pr4.2: A. Analyzing creators’ context and how they manipulate elements of music provides insight into their intent and informs performance.

Pr4.3: Enduring Understanding: Performers make interpretive decisions based on their understanding of context and expressive intent. 

Pr5.1: 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. 

  • GrK: With guidance, apply teacher and peer feedback to refine performances.
    • Call and Response:

Pr6.1: Enduring Understanding: Musicians judge performance based on criteria that vary across time, place, and cultures. The context and how a work is presented influence the audience response. 

  • GrK: *Perform music with expression. 
    • Basic Vocal Exploration:
    • Classroom instruments:
      • Two Little Blackbirds,
      • Up in the Heavens;

Demonstrate skills and competency levels in Responding.

Re7.1: Enduring Understanding: Individuals' selection of musical works is influenced by their interests, experiences, understandings, and purposes.

Re8.1: Enduring Understanding: Through their use of elements and structures of music, creators and performers provide clues to their expressive intent. 

Re9.1: Enduring Understanding: The personal evaluation of musical work(s) and performance(s) is informed by analysis, interpretation, and established. 

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