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Music Traditional And Emerging Ensembles
Creating
Performing
Responding
Connecting
Music Traditional And Emerging Ensembles/Connecting
#MU:Cn10.0.E
Process Component: MTC - Connect #10 - Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make music.
Anchor Standard: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Grade Hs proficient
MU:Cn10.0.E.HSI
Demonstrate how interests, knowledge, and skills relate to personal choices and intent when creating, performing, and responding to music.
Grade Hs accomplished
MU:Cn10.0.E.HSII
Demonstrate how interests, knowledge, and skills relate to personal choices and intent when creating, performing, and responding to music.
Grade Hs advanced
MU:Cn10.0.E.HSIII
Demonstrate how interests, knowledge and skills relate to personal choices and intent when creating, performing, and responding to music.
Music Traditional And Emerging Ensembles/Connecting
#MU:Cn11.0.E
Process Component: MTE – Connect #11 - Relate musical ideas and works to varied contexts and daily life to deepen understanding.
Anchor Standard: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.
Grade Hs novice
MU:Cn11.0.E.Hs novice
Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Cn11.0.E.Hs intermediate
Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life.
Grade Hs proficient
MU:Cn11.0.E.HSI
Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life.
Grade Hs accomplished
MU:Cn11.0.E.HSII
Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and

daily life.



Grade Hs advanced
MU:Cn11.0.E.HSIII
Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life.
Music Traditional And Emerging Ensembles/Creating
#MU:Cr1.1.E
Process Component: MTE - Imagine - Generate musical ideas for various purposes and contexts.
Anchor Standard: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Grade Hs novice
MU:Cr1.1.E.Hs novice
Compose and improvise melodic and rhythmic ideas or motives that reflect characteristic(s) of music or text(s) studied in rehearsal.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Cr1.1.E.Hs intermediate
Compose and improvise ideas for melodies and rhythmic passages based on characteristic(s) of music or text(s) studied in rehearsal.
Grade Hs proficient
MU:Cr1.1.E.HSI
Compose and improvise ideas for melodies, rhythmic passages, and arrangements for specific purposes that reflect characteristic(s) of music from a variety of historical periods studied in rehearsal.
Grade Hs accomplished
MU:Cr1.1.E.HSII
Compose and improvise ideas for arrangements, sections, and short compositions for specific purposes that reflect characteristic(s) of music from a variety of cultures studied in rehearsal.
Grade Hs advanced
MU:Cr1.1.E.HSIII
Compose and improvise musical ideas for a variety of purposes and contexts.

Music Traditional And Emerging Ensembles/Creating
#MU:Cr2.1.E
Process Component: MTE - Plan and Make - Select and develop musical ideas for defined purposes and contexts.
Anchor Standard: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Grade Hs novice
MU:Cr2.1.E.Hs novice
a. Select and develop draft melodic and rhythmic ideas or motives that demonstrate understanding of characteristic(s) of music or text(s) studied in rehearsal.

b. Preserve draft compositions and improvisations through standard notation and audio recording.

Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Cr2.1.E.Hs intermediate
a. Select and develop draft melodies and rhythmic passages that demonstrate understanding of characteristic(s) of music or text(s) studied in rehearsal.

b. Preserve draft compositions and improvisations through standard notation and audio recording.

Grade Hs proficient
MU:Cr2.1.E.HSI
a. Select and develop draft melodies, rhythmic passages, and arrangements for specific purposes that demonstrate understanding of characteristic(s) of music from a variety of historical periods studied in rehearsal.

b. Preserve draft compositions and improvisations through standard notation and audio recording.

Grade Hs accomplished
MU:Cr2.1.E.HSII
a. Select and develop arrangements, sections, and short compositions for specific purposes that demonstrate understanding of characteristic(s) of music from a variety of cultures studied in rehearsal.

b. Preserve draft compositions and improvisations through standard notation, audio, or video recording.

Grade Hs advanced
MU:Cr2.1.E.HSIII
a. Select and develop composed and improvised ideas into draft musical works organized for a variety of purposes and contexts.

b. Preserve draft musical works through standard notation, audio, or video recording.

Music Traditional And Emerging Ensembles/Creating
#MU:Cr3.1.E
Process Component: MTE – Evaluate and Refine - Evaluate and refine selected musical ideas to create musical work that meets appropriate criteria.
Anchor Standard: Refine and complete artistic work.
Grade Hs novice
MU:Cr3.1.E.Hs novice
a. Evaluate and refine draft compositions and improvisations based on knowledge, skill, and teacher-provided criteria.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Cr3.1.E.Hs intermediate
a. Evaluate and refine draft compositions and improvisations based on knowledge, skill, and collaboratively-developed criteria.
Grade Hs proficient
MU:Cr3.1.E.HSI
a. Evaluate and refine draft melodies, rhythmic passages, arrangements, and improvisations based on established criteria, including the extent to which they address identified purposes.
Grade Hs accomplished
MU:Cr3.1.E.HSII
a. Evaluate and refine draft arrangements, sections, short compositions, and improvisations based on personally-developed criteria, including the extent to which they address identified purposes.
Grade Hs advanced
MU:Cr3.1.E.HSIII
a. Evaluate and refine varied draft musical works based on appropriate criteria, including the extent to which they address identified purposes and contexts.

Music Traditional And Emerging Ensembles/Creating
#MU:Cr3.2.E
Process Component: MTE – Present - Share creative musical work that conveys intent, demonstrates craftsmanship, and exhibits originality.
Anchor Standard: Refine and complete artistic work.
Grade Hs novice
MU:Cr3.2.E.Hs novice
a. Share personally-developed melodic and rhythmic ideas or motives – individually or as an ensemble – that demonstrate understanding of characteristics of music or texts studied in rehearsal.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Cr3.2.E.Hs intermediate
a. Share personally-developed melodies and rhythmic passages – individually or as an ensemble – that demonstrate understanding of characteristics of music or texts studied in rehearsal.
Grade Hs proficient
MU:Cr3.2.E.HSI
a. Share personally-developed melodies, rhythmic passages, and arrangements – individually or as an ensemble – that address identified purposes.
Grade Hs accomplished
MU:Cr3.2.E.HSII
a. Share personally-developed arrangements, sections, and short compositions – individually or as an ensemble – that address identified purposes.
Grade Hs advanced
MU:Cr3.2.E.HSIII
a. Share varied, personally-developed musical works – individually or as an ensemble – that address identified purposes and contexts.

Music Traditional And Emerging Ensembles/Performing
#MU:Pr4.1.E
Process Component: MTE – Select - Select varied musical works to present based on interest, knowledge, technical skill, and context.
Anchor Standard: Select, analyze and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Grade Hs novice
MU:Pr4.1.E.Hs novice
a. Select varied repertoire to study based on interest, music reading skills (where appropriate), an understanding of the structure of the music, context, and the technical skill of the individual or ensemble.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Pr4.1.E.Hs intermediate
a. Select a varied repertoire to study based on music reading skills (where appropriate), an understanding of formal design in the music, context, and the technical skill of the individual and ensemble.
Grade Hs proficient
MU:Pr4.1.E.HSI
a. Explain the criteria used to select a varied repertoire to study based on an understanding of theoretical and structural characteristics of the music, the technical skill of the individual or ensemble, and the purpose or context of the performance.
Grade Hs accomplished
MU:Pr4.1.E.HSII
a. Develop and apply criteria to select a varied repertoire to study and perform based on an understanding of theoretical and structural characteristics and expressive challenges in the music, the technical skill of the individual or ensemble, and the purpose and context of the performance.
Grade Hs advanced
MU:Pr4.1.E.HSIII
a. Develop and apply criteria to select varied programs to study and perform based on an understanding of theoretical and structural characteristics and expressive challenges in the music, the technical skill of the individual or ensemble, and the purpose and context of the performance.

Music Traditional And Emerging Ensembles/Performing
#MU:Pr4.2.E
Process Component: MTE – Analyze - Analyze the structure and context of varied musical works and their implications for performance.
Anchor Standard: Select, analyze and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Grade Hs novice
MU:Pr4.2.E.Hs novice
a. Demonstrate, using music reading skills where appropriate, how knowledge of formal aspects in musical works inform prepared or improvised performances.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Pr4.2.E.Hs intermediate
a. Demonstrate, using music reading skills where appropriate, how the setting and formal characteristics of musical works contribute to understanding the context of the music in prepared or improvised performances.
Grade Hs proficient
MU:Pr4.2.E.HSI
a. Demonstrate, using music reading skills where appropriate, how compositional devices employed and theoretical and structural aspects of musical works impact and inform prepared or improvised performances.
Grade Hs accomplished
MU:Pr4.2.E.HSII
a. Document and demonstrate, using music reading skills where appropriate, how compositional devices employed and theoretical and structural aspects of musical works may impact and inform prepared and improvised performances.
Grade Hs advanced
MU:Pr4.2.E.HSIII
a. Examine, evaluate, and critique, using music reading skills where appropriate, how the structure and context impact and inform prepared and improvised performances.

Music Traditional And Emerging Ensembles/Performing
#MU:Pr4.3.E
Process Component: MTE – Interpret - Develop personal interpretations that consider creators’ intent.
Anchor Standard: Select, analyze and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Grade Hs novice
MU:Pr4.3.E.Hs novice
a. Identify expressive qualities in a varied repertoire of music that can be demonstrated through prepared and improvised performances.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Pr4.3.E.Hs intermediate
a. Demonstrate understanding and application of expressive qualities in a varied repertoire of music through prepared and improvised performances.
Grade Hs proficient
MU:Pr4.3.E.HSI
a. Demonstrate an understanding of context in a varied repertoire of music through prepared and improvised performances.
Grade Hs accomplished
MU:Pr4.3.E.HSII
a. Demonstrate how understanding the style, genre, and context of a varied repertoire of music influences prepared and improvised performances as well as performers’ technical skill to connect with the audience.
Grade Hs advanced
MU:Pr4.3.E.HSIII
a. Demonstrate how understanding the style, genre, and context of a varied repertoire of music informs prepared and improvised performances as well as performers’ technical skill to connect with the audience.

Music Traditional And Emerging Ensembles/Performing
#MU:Pr5.1.E
Process Component: MTE – Evaluate and Refine - Evaluate and refine selected musical ideas to create musical work that meets appropriate criteria.
Anchor Standard: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
Grade Hs novice
MU:Pr5.1.E.Hs novice
a. Evaluate and refine draft compositions and improvisations based on knowledge, skill, and teacher-provided criteria.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Pr5.1.E.Hs intermediate
a. Evaluate and refine draft compositions and improvisations based on knowledge, skill, and collaboratively-developed criteria.
Grade Hs proficient
MU:Pr5.1.E.HSI
a. Evaluate and refine draft melodies, rhythmic passages, arrangements, and improvisations based on established criteria, including the extent to which they address identified purposes.
Grade Hs accomplished
MU:Pr5.1.E.HSII
a. Evaluate and refine draft arrangements, sections, short compositions, and improvisations based on personally-developed criteria, including the extent to which they address identified purposes.
Grade Hs advanced
MU:Pr5.1.E.HSIII
a. Evaluate and refine varied draft musical works based on appropriate criteria, including the extent to which they address identified purposes and contexts.

Music Traditional And Emerging Ensembles/Performing
#MU:Pr6.1.E
Process Component: MTE – Present - Perform expressively, with appropriate interpretation and technical accuracy, and in a manner appropriate to the audience and context.
Anchor Standard: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Grade Hs novice
MU:Pr6.1.E.Hs novice
a. Demonstrate attention to technical accuracy and expressive qualities in prepared and improvised performances of a varied repertoire of music.

b. Demonstrate an awareness of the context of the music through prepared and improvised performances.

Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Pr6.1.E.Hs intermediate
a. Demonstrate attention to technical accuracy and expressive qualities in prepared and improvised performances of a varied repertoire of music representing diverse cultures and styles.

b. Demonstrate an understanding of the context of the music through prepared and improvised performances.

Grade Hs proficient
MU:Pr6.1.E.HSI
a. Demonstrate attention to technical accuracy and expressive qualities in prepared and improvised performances of a varied repertoire of music representing diverse cultures, styles, and genres.

b. Demonstrate an understanding of expressive intent by connecting with an audience through prepared and improvised performances.

Grade Hs accomplished
MU:Pr6.1.E.HSII
a. Demonstrate mastery of the technical demands and an understanding of expressive qualities of the music in prepared and improvised performances of a varied repertoire representing diverse cultures, styles, genres, and historical periods.

b. Demonstrate an understanding of intent as a means for connecting with an audience through prepared and improvised performances.

Grade Hs advanced
MU:Pr6.1.E.HSIII
a. Demonstrate an understanding and mastery of the technical demands and expressive qualities of the music through prepared and improvised performances of a varied repertoire representing diverse cultures, styles, genres, and historical periods in multiple types of ensembles.

b. Demonstrate an ability to connect with audience members before and during the process of engaging with and responding to them through prepared and improvised performances.

Music Traditional And Emerging Ensembles/Responding
#MU:Re7.1.E
Process Component: MTE – Select - Choose music appropriate for a specific purpose or context.
Anchor Standard: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Grade Hs novice
MU:Re7.1.E.Hs novice
Identify reasons for selecting music based on characteristics found in the music, connection to interest, and purpose or context.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Re7.1.E.Hs intermediate
Explain reasons for selecting music citing characteristics found in the music and connections to interest, purpose, and context.
Grade Hs proficient
MU:Re7.1.E.HSI
Apply criteria to select music for specified purposes, supporting choices by citing characteristics found in the music and connections to interest, purpose, and context.
Grade Hs accomplished
MU:Re7.1.E.HSII
Apply criteria to select music for a variety of purposes, justifying choices citing knowledge of the music and the specified purpose and context.
Grade Hs advanced
MU:Re7.1.E.HSIII
Use research and personally-developed criteria to justify choices made when selecting music, citing knowledge of the music, and individual and ensemble purpose and context.

Music Traditional And Emerging Ensembles/Responding
#MU:Re7.2.E
Process Component: MTE – Analyze - Analyze how the structure and context of varied musical works inform the response.
Anchor Standard: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Grade Hs novice
MU:Re7.2.E.Hs novice
Identify how knowledge of context and the use of repetition, similarities, and contrasts inform the response to music.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Re7.2.E.Hs intermediate
Describe how understanding context and the way the elements of music are manipulated inform the response to music.
Grade Hs proficient
MU:Re7.2.E.HSI
Explain how the analysis of passages and understanding the way the elements of music are manipulated inform the response to music.
Grade Hs accomplished
MU:Re7.2.E.HSII
Explain how the analysis of structures and contexts inform the response to music.
Grade Hs advanced
MU:Re7.2.E.HSIII
Demonstrate and justify how the analysis of structures, contexts, and performance decisions inform the response to music.

Music Traditional And Emerging Ensembles/Responding
#MU:Re8.1.E
Process Component: MTE – Interpret - Support an interpretation of musical works that reflect creators’/performers’ expressive intent.
Anchor Standard: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Grade Hs novice
MU:Re8.1.E.Hs novice
Identify interpretations of the expressive intent and meaning of musical works, referring to the elements of music, contexts, and (when appropriate) the setting of the text.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Re8.1.E.Hs intermediate
Identify and support interpretations of the expressive intent and meaning of musical works, citing as evidence the treatment of the elements of music, contexts, and (when appropriate) the setting of the text.
Grade Hs proficient
MU:Re8.1.E.HSI
Explain and support interpretations of the expressive intent and meaning of musical works, citing as evidence the treatment of the elements of music, contexts, (when appropriate) the setting of the text, and personal research.
Grade Hs accomplished
MU:Re8.1.E.HSII
Support interpretations of the expressive intent and meaning of musical works citing as evidence the treatment of the elements of music, contexts, (when appropriate) the setting of the text, and varied researched sources.
Grade Hs advanced
MU:Re8.1.E.HSIII
Justify interpretations of the expressive intent and meaning of musical works by comparing and synthesizing varied researched sources, including reference to other art forms.

Music Traditional And Emerging Ensembles/Responding
#MU:Re9.1.E
Process Component: MTE – Evaluate - Support personal evaluation of musical works and performance(s) based on analysis, interpretation, and established criteria.
Anchor Standard: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Grade Hs novice
MU:Re9.1.E.Hs novice
Identify and describe the effect of interest, experience, analysis, and context on the evaluation of music.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Re9.1.E.Hs intermediate
Explain the influence of experiences, analysis, and context on interest in and evaluation of music.
Grade Hs proficient
MU:Re9.1.E.HSI
Evaluate works and performances based on personally- or collaboratively-developed criteria, including analysis of the structure and context.
Grade Hs accomplished
MU:Re9.1.E.HSII
Evaluate works and performances based on research as well as personally- and collaboratively-developed criteria, including analysis and interpretation of the structure and context.
Grade Hs advanced
MU:Re9.1.E.HSIII
Develop and justify evaluations of music, programs of music, and performances based on criteria, personal decision-making, research, and understanding of contexts.

Understanding and Using the National Core Arts Standards

The arts have always served as the distinctive vehicle for discovering who we are. Providing ways of thinking as disciplined as science or math and as disparate as philosophy or literature, the arts are used by and have shaped every culture and individual on earth. They continue to infuse our lives on nearly all levels—generating a significant part of the creative and intellectual capital that drives our economy. The arts inform our lives with meaning every time we experience the joy of a well-remembered song, experience the flash of inspiration that comes with immersing ourselves in an artist’s sculpture, enjoying a sublime dance, learning from an exciting animation, or being moved by a captivating play.

The central purposes of education standards are to identify the learning that we want for all of our students and to drive improvement in the system that delivers that learning. Standards, therefore, should embody the key concepts, processes and traditions of study in each subject area, and articulate the aspirations of those invested in our schools—students, teachers, administrators, and the community at large. To realize that end goal, these new, voluntary National Core Arts Standards are framed by artistic literacy, as outlined in philosophical foundations, lifelong goals, and artistic processes; articulated as anchor and performance standards that students should attain; and supported by instructional resources, including model cornerstone assessments that illustrate how literacy might be measured. The connective threads of this conceptual framework are designed to be understood by all stakeholders and, ultimately, to ensure success for both educators and students.

While broad in concept, the standards are also focused in a framework that delivers the educational nuance of standards in only four artistic processes, bringing together what artists do and what we want for our students. Within this simple and elegant structure, decision-makers from teachers, to superintendents, to parents will be able to move forward in the rich variety of approaches that have become part of the American educational landscape.

The National Core Arts Standards are designed to guide the delivery of arts education in the classroom with new ways of thinking, learning, and creating. The standards also inform policy-makers about implementation of arts programs for the traditional and emerging models and structures of education. As with other subject areas, a commitment to quality education, equitable opportunities, and comprehensive expectations is embedded within the new arts standards.

Inclusion Guidelines

Cr
Creating
Pr
Performing/
Presenting/
Producing
Re
Responding
Cn
Connecting
Theatre
Visual Arts
Dance
Media Arts
Music

National Core Arts Standards are written for five arts disciplines; Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts.

National Core Arts Standards are written grade by grade Pre K – 8th grade and at three proficiency levels in high school (proficient, accomplished and advanced).

Choose instructional support materials.

Artistic Processes are the cognitive and physical actions by which arts learning and making are realized. National Core Arts Standards are based on the artistic processes of Creating; Performing/ Producing/Presenting; Responding; and Connecting.