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Process Component: Develop
Anchor Standard: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: Theatre artists work to discover different ways of communicating meaning
Essential Question: How, when, and why do theatre artists' choices change?
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Process Component: Rehearse
Anchor Standard: Refine new work through play, drama processes and theatre experiences using critical analysis and experimentation.
Enduring Understanding: Theatre artists refine their work and practice their craft through rehearsal.
Essential Question: How do theatre artists transform and edit their initial ideas?
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Process Component: Envision, Conceptualize
Anchor Standard: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: Theatre artists rely on intuition, curiosity, and critical inquiry.
Essential Question: What happens when theatre artists use their imaginations and/or learned theatre skills while engaging in creative exploration and inquiry?
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Process Component: Select
Anchor Standard: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Enduring Understanding: Theatre artists make strong choices to effectively convey meaning.
Essential Question: Why are strong choices essential to interpreting a drama or theatre piece?
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Process Component: Prepare
Anchor Standard: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
Enduring Understanding: Theatre artists develop personal processes and skills for a performance or design.
Essential Question: What can I do to fully prepare a performance or technical design?
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Process Component: Share, Present
Anchor Standard: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Theatre artists share and present stories, ideas, and envisioned worlds to explore the human experience.
Essential Question: What happens when theatre artists and audiences share a creative experience?
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Process Component: Reflect
Anchor Standard: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Theatre artists reflect to understand the impact of drama processes and theatre experiences.
Essential Question: How do theatre artists comprehend the essence of drama processes and theatre experiences?
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Process Component: Interpret
Anchor Standard: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Theatre artists' interpretations of drama/theatre work are influenced by personal experiences and aesthetics.
Essential Question: How can the same work of art communicate different messages to different people?
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Process Component: Evaluate
Anchor Standard: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Theatre artists apply criteria to investigate, explore, and assess drama and theatre work.
Essential Question: How are the theatre artist's processes and the audience's perspectives impacted by analysis and synthesis?
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Process Component: Empathize
Anchor Standard: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Enduring Understanding: Theatre artists allow awareness of interrelationships between self and others to influence and inform their work.
Essential Question: What happens when theatre artists foster understanding between self and others through critical awareness, social responsibility, and the exploration of empathy?
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Process Component: Research
Anchor Standard: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.
Enduring Understanding: Theatre artists critically inquire into the ways others have thought about and created drama processes and productions to inform their own work.
Essential Question: In what ways can research into theatre histories, theories, literature, and performances alter the way a drama process or production is understood?
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Process Component: Interrelate
Anchor Standard: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.
Enduring Understanding: Theatre artists understand and can communicate their creative process as they analyze the way the world may be understood.
Essential Question: What happens when theatre artists allow an understanding of themselves and the world to inform perceptions about theatre and the purpose of their work?
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Process Component: Explore_Dance_Anchor1_Standards
Anchor Standard: 1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: Choreographers use a variety of sources as inspiration and transform concepts and ideas into movement for artistic expression.
Essential Question: Where do choreographers get ideas for dances?
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Process Component: Plan
Anchor Standard: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: The elements of dance, dance structures, and choreographic devices serve as both a foundation and a departure point for choreographers.
Essential Question: What influences choice-making in creating choreography?
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Process Component: Revise
Anchor Standard: Refine and complete artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Choreographers analyze, evaluate, refine, and document their work to communicate meaning.
Essential Question: How do choreographers use self-reflection, feedback from others, and documentation to improve the quality of their work?
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Process Component: Express
Anchor Standard: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Enduring Understanding: Space, time, and energy are basic elements of dance.
Essential Question: How do dancers work with space, time and energy to communicate artistic expression?
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Process Component: Embody
Anchor Standard: Develop and refine artistic technique and work for presentation.
Enduring Understanding: Dancers use the mind-body connection and develop the body as an instrument for artistry and artistic expression.
Essential Question: What must a dancer do to prepare the mind and body for artistic expression?
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Process Component: Present
Anchor Standard: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Dance performance is an interaction between performer, production elements, and audience that heightens and amplifies artistic expression.
Essential Question: How does a dancer heighten artistry in a public performance?
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Process Component: Analyze
Anchor Standard: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Dance is perceived and analyzed to comprehend its meaning.
Essential Question: How is a dance understood?
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Process Component: Interpret
Anchor Standard: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Dance is interpreted by considering intent, meaning, and artistic expression as communicated through the use of the body, elements of dance, dance technique, dance structure, and context.
Essential Question: How is dance interpreted?
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Process Component: Critique
Anchor Standard: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Criteria for evaluating dance vary across genres, styles, and cultures.
Essential Question: What criteria are used to evaluate dance?
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Process Component: Synthesize
Anchor Standard: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Enduring Understanding: As dance is experienced, all personal experiences, knowledge, and contexts are integrated and synthesized to interpret meaning.
Essential Question: How does dance deepen our understanding of ourselves, other knowledge, and events around us?
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Process Component: Relate
Anchor Standard: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.
Enduring Understanding: Dance literacy includes deep knowledge and perspectives about societal, cultural, historical, and community contexts.
Essential Question: How does knowing about societal, cultural, historical and community experiences expand dance literacy?
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Process Component: Conceive
Anchor Standard: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: Media arts ideas, works, and processes are shaped by the imagination, creative processes, and by expriences, both within and outside of the arts.
Essential Question: How do media artists generate ideas? How can ideas for media arts productions be formed and developed to be effective and original?
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Process Component: Develop
Anchor Standard: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: Media artists plan, organize, and develop creative ideas, plans, and models into process structures that can effectively realize the artistic idea.
Essential Question: How do media artists organize and develop ideas and models into process structures to achieve the desired end product?
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Process Component: Construct
Anchor Standard: Refine and complete artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: The forming, integration, and refinement of aesthetic components, principles, and processes creates purpose, meaning, and artistic quality in media artworks.
Essential Question: What is required to produce a media artwork that conveys purpose, meaning, and artistic quality? How do media artists improve/refine their work?
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Process Component: Integrate
Anchor Standard: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Enduring Understanding: Media artists integrate various forms and contents to develop complex, unified artworks.
Essential Question: How are complex media arts experiences constructed?
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Process Component: Practice
Anchor Standard: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
Enduring Understanding: Media artists require a range of skills and abilities to creatively solve problems within and through media arts productions.
Essential Question: What skills are required for creating effective media artworks and how are they improved? How are creativity and innovation developed within and through media arts productions? How do media artists use various tools and techniques?
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Process Component: Present

Anchor Standard: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.

Enduring Understanding: Media artists purposefully present, share, and distribute media artworks for various contexts.
Essential Question: How does time, place, audience, and context affect presenting or performing choices for media artworks? How can presenting or sharing media artworks in a public format help a media artist learn and grow?
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Process Component: Perceive
Anchor Standard: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Identifying the qualities and characteristics of media artworks improves one's artistic appreciation and production.
Essential Question: How do we 'read' media artworks and discern their relational components? How do media artworks function to convey meaning and manage audience experience?
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Process Component: Interpret
Anchor Standard: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Interpretation and appreciation require consideration of the intent, form, and context of the media and artwork.
Essential Question: How do people relate to and interpret media artworks?
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Process Component: Evaluate
Anchor Standard: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Skillful evaluation and critique are critical components of experiencing, appreciating, and producing media artworks.
Essential Question: How and why do media artists value and judge media artworks? When and how should we evaluate and critique media artworks to improve them?
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Process Component: Relate
Anchor Standard: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.

Enduring Understanding: Media artworks and ideas are better understood and produced by relating them to their purposes, values, and various contexts.
Essential Question: How does media arts relate to its various contexts, purposes, and values? How does investigating these relationships inform and deepen the media artist's understanding and work?
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Process Component: Synthesize
Anchor Standard: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Enduring Understanding: Media artworks synthesize meaning and form cultural experience.
Essential Question: How do we relate knowledge and experiences to understanding and making media artworks? How do we learn about and create meaning through producing media artworks?
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Process Component: Investigate
Anchor Standard: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: People create and interact with objects, places, and design that define, shape, enhance, and empower their lives.
Essential Question: How do objects, places, and design shape lives and communities? How do artists and designers determine goals for designing or redesigning objects, places, or systems? How do artists and designers create works of art or design that effectively communicate?
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Process Component: Reflect, Refine, Continue
Anchor Standard: Refine and complete artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Artist and designers develop excellence through practice and constructive critique, reflecting on, revising, and refining work over time.
Essential Question: What role does persistence play in revising, refining, and developing work? How do artists grow and become accomplished in art forms? How does collaboratively reflecting on a work help us experience it more completely?
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Process Component: Relate
Anchor Standard: Select, analyze and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Enduring Understanding: Artists and other presenters consider various techniques, methods, venues, and criteria when analyzing, selecting, and curating objects artifacts, and artworks for preservation and presentation.
Essential Question: How are artworks cared for and by whom? What criteria, methods, and processes are used to select work for preservation or presentation? Why do people value objects, artifacts, and artworks, and select them for presentation?
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Process Component: Select
Anchor Standard: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
Enduring Understanding: Artists, curators and others consider a variety of factors and methods including evolving technologies when preparing and refining artwork for display and or when deciding if and how to preserve and protect it.
Essential Question: What methods and processes are considered when preparing artwork for presentation or preservation? How does refining artwork affect its meaning to the viewer? What criteria are considered when selecting work for presentation, a portfolio, or a collection?
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Process Component: Analyze
Anchor Standard: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Objects, artifacts, and artworks collected, preserved, or presented either by artists, museums, or other venues communicate meaning and a record of social, cultural, and political experiences resulting in the cultivating of appreciation and understanding.
Essential Question: What is an art museum? How does the presenting & sharing of objects, artifacts, & artworks influence & shape ideas, beliefs, & experiences? How do objects, artifacts, & artworks collected, preserved, or presented, cultivate appreciation & understanding?
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Process Component: Share
Anchor Standard: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Individual aesthetic and empathetic awareness developed through engagement with art can lead to understanding and appreciation of self, others, the natural world, and constructed environments.
Essential Question: How do life experiences influence the way you relate to art? How does learning about art impact how we perceive the world? What can we learn from our responses to art?
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Process Component: Perceive
Anchor Standard: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Visual imagery influences understanding of and responses to the world.
Essential Question: What is an image? Where and how do we encounter images in our world? How do images influence our views of the world?
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Process Component: Perceive
Anchor Standard: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: People gain insights into meanings of artworks by engaging in the process of art criticism.
Essential Question: What is the value of engaging in the process of art criticism? How can the viewer "read" a work of art as text? How does knowing and using visual art vocabularies help us understand and interpret works of art?
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Process Component: Analyze
Anchor Standard: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: People evaluate art based on various criteria.
Essential Question: How does one determine criteria to evaluate a work of art? How and why might criteria vary? How is a personal preference different from an evaluation?
Visual Arts/Connecting
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Process Component: Interpret
Anchor Standard: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Enduring Understanding: Through art-making, people make meaning by investigating and developing awareness of perceptions, knowledge, and experiences.
Essential Question: How does engaging in creating art enrich people's lives? How does making art attune people to their surroundings? How do people contribute to awareness and understanding of their lives and the lives of their communities through art-making?
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Process Component: Synthesize
Anchor Standard: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.
Enduring Understanding: People develop ideas and understandings of society, culture, and history through their interactions with and analysis of art.
Essential Question: How does art help us understand the lives of people of different times, places, and cultures? How is art used to impact the views of a society? How does art preserve aspects of life?
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Process Component: MTC - Imagine - Generate musical ideas for various purposes and contexts.
Anchor Standard: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: The creative ideas, concepts, and feelings that influence musicians’ work emerge from a variety of sources.
Essential Question: How do musicians generate creative ideas?
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Process Component: MTC - Plan and Make - Select and develop musical ideas for defined purposes and contexts.
Anchor Standard: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians’ creative choices are influenced by their expertise, context, and expressive intent.
Essential Question: How do musicians make creative decisions?
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Process Component: MTC - Evaluate and Refine - Evaluate and refine selected musical ideas to create musical work that meets appropriate criteria.
Anchor Standard: Refine and complete artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians evaluate and refine their work through openness to new ideas, persistence, and the application of appropriate criteria.
Essential Question: How do musicians improve the quality of their creative work?
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Process Component: MTC - Present - Share creative musical work that conveys intent, demonstrates craftsmanship, and exhibits originality.
Anchor Standard: Refine and complete artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians’ presentation of creative work is the culmination of a process of creation and communication.
Essential Question: When is creative work ready to share?
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Process Component: MTC - 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.
Enduring Understanding: Performers’ interest in and knowledge of musical work(s), understanding of their own technical skill, and the context for a performance influence the selection of repertoire.
Essential Question: How do performers select repertoire?
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Process Component: MTC - 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.
Enduring Understanding: Analyzing creators’ context and how they manipulate elements of music provides insight into their intent and informs performance.
Essential Question: How does understanding the structure and context of musical works inform performance?
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Process Component: MTC - 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.
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.
Essential Question: When is a performance judged ready to present? How do context and the manner in which musical work is presented influence audience response?
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Process Component: MTC - Select - Choose music appropriate for a specific purpose or context.
Anchor Standard: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Individuals’ selection of musical works is influenced by their interests, experiences, understandings, and purposes.
Essential Question: How do individuals choose music to experience?
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Process Component: MTC - Rehearse, Evaluate and Refine - Evaluate and refine personal and ensemble performances, individually or in collaboration with others.
Anchor Standard: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
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.
Essential Question: How do musicians improve the quality of their performance?
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Process Component: MTC - Interpret - Support interpretations of musical works that reflect creators’/performers’ expressive intent.
Anchor Standard: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Through their use of elements and structures of music, creators and performers provide clues to their expressive intent.
Essential Question: How do we discern musical creators’ and performers’ expressive intent?
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Process Component: MTC - Evaluate - Support evaluations of musical works and performances based on analysis, interpretation, and established criteria.
Anchor Standard: Evaluate - Support evaluations of musical works and performances based on analysis, interpretation, and established criteria.
Enduring Understanding: The personal evaluation of musical works and performances is informed by analysis, interpretation, and established criteria.
Essential Question: How do we judge the quality of musical work(s) and performance(s)?
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Process Component: GMS-Imagine - Generate musical ideas for various purposes and contexts.
Anchor Standard: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: The creative ideas, concepts, and feelings that influence musicians’ work emerge from a variety of sources.
Essential Question: How do musicians generate creative ideas?
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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.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians connect their personal interests, experiences, ideas, and knowledge to creating, performing, and responding.
Essential Question: How do musicians make meaningful connections to creating, performing, and responding?
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Process Component: GMS-Plan and Make - Select and develop musical ideas for defined purposes and contexts.
Anchor Standard: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians’ creative choices are influenced by their expertise, context, and expressive intent.
Essential Question: How do musicians make creative decisions?
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Process Component: MTC - 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.
Enduring Understanding: Understanding connections to varied contexts and daily life enhances musicians’ creating, performing, and responding.
Essential Question: How do the other arts, other disciplines, contexts and daily life inform creating, performing, and responding to music?
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Process Component: GMS-Evaluate and Refine -Evaluate and refine selected musical ideas to create musical work that meets appropriate criteria.
Anchor Standard: Refine and complete artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians evaluate, and refine their work through openness to new ideas, persistence, and the application of appropriate criteria.
Essential Question: How do musicians improve the quality of their creative work?
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Process Component: GMS-Present - Share creative musical work that conveys intent, demonstrates craftsmanship, and exhibits originality.
Anchor Standard: Refine and complete artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians’ presentation of creative work is the culmination of a process of creation and communication.
Essential Question: When is creative work ready to share?
General Music/Performing
#MU:Pr4.1
Process Component: GMS-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.
Enduring Understanding: Performers’ interest in and knowledge of musical works, understanding of their own technical skill, and the context for a performance influence the selection of repertoire.
Essential Question: How do performers select repertoire?
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General Music/Performing
#MU:Pr4.2
Process Component: GMS-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.
Enduring Understanding: Analyzing creators’ context and how they manipulate elements of music provides insight into their intent and informs performance.
Essential Question: How does understanding the structure and context of musical works inform performance?
General Music/Performing
#MU:Pr4.3
Process Component: GMS-Interpret - Develop personal interpretations that consider creators’ intent.
Anchor Standard: Select, analyze and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Enduring Understanding: Performers make interpretive decisions based on their understanding of context and expressive intent.
Essential Question: How do performers interpret musical works?
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General Music/Performing
#MU:Pr5.1
Process Component: GMS-Rehearse, Evaluate and Refine - Evaluate and refine personal and ensemble performances, individually or in collaboration with others.
Anchor Standard: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
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.
Essential Question: How do musicians improve the quality of their performance?
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General Music/Performing
#MU:Pr6.1
Process Component: GMS-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.
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.
Essential Question: When is a performance judged ready to present? How do context and the manner in which musical work is presented influence audience response?
Process Component Music/
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General Music/Responding
#MU:Re7.1
Process Component: GMS-Select - Choose music appropriate for a specific purpose or context.
Anchor Standard: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Individuals' selection of musical works is influenced by their interests, experiences, understandings, and purposes.
Essential Question: How do individuals choose music to experience?
Process Component Music/
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General Music/Responding
#MU:Re7.2
Process Component: GMS-Analyze - Analyze how the structure and context of varied musical works inform the response.
Anchor Standard: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Response to music is informed by analyzing context (social, cultural, and historical) and how creators and performers manipulate the elements of music.
Essential Question: How does understanding the structure and context of music inform a response?
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General Music/Responding
#MU:Re8.1
Process Component: GMS-Interpret - Support interpretations of musical works that reflect creators’/performers’ expressive intent.
Anchor Standard: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Through their use of elements and structures of music, creators and performers provide clues to their expressive intent.
Essential Question: How do we discern the musical creators’ and performers’ expressive intent?
Process Component Music/
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General Music/Responding
#MU:Re9.1
Process Component: GMS-Evaluate - Support evaluations of musical works and performances based on analysis, interpretation, and established criteria.
Anchor Standard: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: The personal evaluation of musical work(s) and performance(s) is informed by analysis, interpretation, and established criteria.
Essential Question: How do we judge the quality of musical work(s) and performance(s)?
General Music/Connecting
#MU:Cn10.0
Process Component: GMS-Connect #10- Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make music.
Anchor Standard: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians connect their personal interests, experiences, ideas, and knowledge to creating, performing, and responding.
Essential Question: How do musicians make meaningful connections to creating, performing, and responding?
General Music/Connecting
#MU:Cn11.0
Process Component: GMS-Connect #11- Relate musical ideas and works with varied context to deepen understanding.
Anchor Standard: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.
Enduring Understanding: Understanding connections to varied contexts and daily life enhances musicians’ creating, performing, and responding.
Essential Question: How do the other arts, other disciplines, contexts, and daily life inform creating, performing, and responding to music?
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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.
Enduring Understanding: The creative ideas, concepts, and feelings that influence musicians’ work emerge from a variety of sources.
Essential Question: How do musicians generate creative ideas?
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.
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.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians’ creative choices are influenced by their expertise, context, and expressive intent.
Essential Question: How do musicians make creative decisions?
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.

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.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians evaluate and refine their work through openness to new ideas, persistence, and the application of appropriate criteria.
Essential Question: How do musicians improve the quality of their creative 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.
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.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians’ presentation of creative work is the culmination of a process of creation and communication.
Essential Question: When is creative work ready to share?
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.
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.
Enduring Understanding: Performers’ interest in and knowledge of musical works, understanding of their own technical skill, and the context for a performance influence the selection of repertoire.
Essential Question: How do performers select repertoire?
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.
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.
Enduring Understanding: Analyzing creators’ context and how they manipulate elements of music provides insight into their intent and informs performance.
Essential Question: How does understanding the structure and context of musical works inform performance?
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.
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.
Enduring Understanding: Performers make interpretive decisions based on their understanding of context and expressive intent.
Essential Question: How do performers interpret musical works?
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.
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.
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.
Essential Question: How do musicians improve the quality of their performance?
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.
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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.
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.
Essential Question: When is a performance judged ready to present? How do context and the manner in which the musical work is presented influence audience response?
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.

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.
Enduring Understanding: Individuals' selection of musical works is influenced by their interests, experiences, understandings, and purposes.
Essential Question: How do individuals choose music to experience?
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.
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.
Enduring Understanding: Response to music is informed by analyzing context (social cultural, and historical) and how creators and performers manipulate the elements of music.
Essential Question: How does understanding the structure and context of the music influence a response?
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.
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.
Enduring Understanding: Through their use of elements and structures of music, creators and performers provide clues to their expressive intent.
Essential Question: How do we discern the musical creators’ and performers’ expressive intent?
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.
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.
Enduring Understanding: The personal evaluation of musical work(s) and performance(s) is informed by analysis, interpretation, and established criteria.
Essential Question: How do we judge the quality of musical work(s) and performance(s)?
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.
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.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians connect their personal interests, experiences, ideas, and knowledge to creating, performing, and responding.
Essential Question: How do musicians make meaningful connections to creating, performing, and responding?
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.
Enduring Understanding: Understanding connections to varied contexts and daily life enhances musicians’ creating, performing, and responding.
Essential Question: How do the other arts, other disciplines, contexts and daily life inform creating, performing, and responding to music?
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.
Music Harmonizing Instruments/Creating
#MU:Cr1.1.H
Process Component: MHI-Imagine- Generate musical ideas for various purposes and contexts.
Anchor Standard: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: The creative ideas, concepts, and feelings that influence musicians’ work emerge from a variety of sources.
Essential Question: How do musicians generate creative ideas?
Grade Hs novice
MU:Cr1.1.H.Hs novice
Generate melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic ideas for simple melodies (such as two-phrase) and chordal accompaniments for given melodies.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Cr1.1.H.Hs intermediate
Generate melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic ideas for melodies (created over specified chord progressions or AB/ABA forms) and two-to-three-chord accompaniments for given melodies.
Music Harmonizing Instruments/Creating
#MU:Cr2.1.H
Process Component: MHI-Plan and Make - Select and develop musical ideas for defined purposes and contexts.
Anchor Standard: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians’ creative choices are influenced by their expertise, context, and expressive intent.
Essential Question: How do musicians make creative decisions?
Grade Hs novice
MU:Cr2.1.H.Hs novice
a. Select, develop, and use standard notation or audio/video recording to document melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic ideas for drafts of simple melodies (such as two-phrase) and chordal accompaniments for given melodies.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Cr2.1.H.Hs intermediate
Select, develop, and use standard notation and audio/video recording to document melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic ideas for drafts of melodies (created over specified chord progressions or AB/ABA forms) and two-to-three-chord accompaniments for given melodies.
Music Harmonizing Instruments/Creating
#MU:Cr3.1.H
Process Component: MHI-Evaluate and Refine - Evaluate and refine selected musical ideas to create musical work that meets appropriate criteria.
Anchor Standard: Refine and complete artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians evaluate and refine their work through openness to new ideas, persistence, and the application of appropriate criteria.
Essential Question: How do musicians improve the quality of their creative work?
Grade Hs novice
MU:Cr3.1.H.Hs novice
Apply teacher-provided criteria to critique, improve, and refine drafts of simple melodies (such as two-phrase) and chordal accompaniments for given melodies.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Cr3.1.H.Hs intermediate
Apply teacher-provided criteria to critique, improve, and refine drafts of melodies (created over specified chord progressions or AB/ABA forms) and two-to-three-chord accompaniments for given melodies.
Music Harmonizing Instruments/Creating
#MU:Cr3.2.H
Process Component: MHI-Present - Perform expressively, with appropriate interpretation and technical accuracy, and in a manner appropriate to the audience and context.
Anchor Standard: Refine and complete artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians’ presentation of creative work is the culmination of a process of creation and communication.
Essential Question: When is creative work ready to share?
Grade Hs novice
MU:Cr3.2.H.Hs novice
a. Perform with expression and technical accuracy in individual performances of a varied repertoire of music that includes melodies, repertoire pieces, and chordal accompaniments, demonstrating understanding of the audience and the context.

Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Cr3.2.H.Hs intermediate
a. Perform with expression and technical accuracy in individual performances of a varied repertoire of music that includes melodies, repertoire pieces, and chordal accompaniments, demonstrating sensitivity to the audience and an understanding of the context (social, cultural, or historical).
Music Harmonizing Instruments/Performing
#MU:Pr4.1.H
Process Component: MHI-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.
Enduring Understanding: Performers’ interest in and knowledge of musical work(s), understanding of their own technical skill, and the context for a performance influence the selection of repertoire.
Essential Question: How do performers select repertoire?
Grade Hs novice
MU:Pr4.1.H.Hs novice
a.Describe and demonstrate how a varied repertoire of music that includes melodies, repertoire pieces, and chordal accompaniments is selected, based on personal interest, music reading skills, and technical skill, as well as the context of the performances.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Pr4.1.H.Hs intermediate
a. Describe and demonstrate how a varied repertoire of music that includes melodies, repertoire pieces, and chordal accompaniments is selected, based on personal interest, music reading skills, and technical skill (citing technical challenges that need to be addressed), as well as the context of the performances.
Music Harmonizing Instruments/Performing
#MU:Pr4.2.H
Process Component: GMS-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.
Enduring Understanding: Analyzing creators’ context and how they manipulate elements of music provides insight into their intent and informs performance.
Essential Question: How does understanding the structure and context of musical works inform performance?
Music Harmonizing Instruments/Performing
#MU:Pr4.3.H
Process Component: MHI-Interpret - Develop personal interpretations that consider creators’ intent.
Anchor Standard: Select, analyze and interpret work for presentation.
Enduring Understanding: Performers make interpretive decisions based on their understanding of context and expressive intent.
Essential Question: How do performers interpret musical works?
Grade Hs novice
MU:Pr4.3.H.Hs novice
Identify prominent melodic and harmonic characteristics in a varied repertoire of music that includes melodies, repertoire pieces, and chordal accompaniments selected for performance, including at least some based on reading standard notation.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Pr4.3.H.Hs intermediate
Identify prominent melodic, harmonic, and structural characteristics and context (social, cultural, or historical) in a varied repertoire of music that includes melodies, repertoire pieces, and chordal accompaniments selected for performance, including at least some based on reading standard notation.
Music Harmonizing Instruments/Performing
#MU:Pr5.1.H
Process Component: MHI-Rehearse, Evaluate and Refine - Evaluate and refine personal and ensemble performances, individually or in collaboration with others.
Anchor Standard: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
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.
Essential Question: How do musicians improve the quality of their performance?
Grade Hs novice
MU:Pr5.1.H.Hs novice
a.Apply teacher-provided criteria to critique individual performances of a varied repertoire of music that includes melodies, repertoire pieces, and chordal accompaniments selected for performance, and apply practice strategies to address performance challenges and refine the performances.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Pr5.1.H.Hs intermediate
a.Apply teacher-provided criteria to critique individual performances of a varied repertoire of music that includes melodies, repertoire pieces, and chordal accompaniments selected for performance, and identify practice strategies to address performance challenges and refine the performances.
Music Harmonizing Instruments/Performing
#MU:Pr6.1.H
Process Component: MHI-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.
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.
Essential Question: When is a performance judged ready to present? How do context and the manner in which musical work is presented influence audience response?
Grade Hs novice
MU:Pr6.1.H.Hs novice
a. Perform with expression and technical accuracy in individual performances of a varied repertoire of music that includes melodies, repertoire pieces, and chordal accompaniments, demonstrating understanding of the audience and the context.

Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Pr6.1.H.Hs intermediate
a. Perform with expression and technical accuracy in individual performances of a varied repertoire of music that includes melodies, repertoire pieces, and chordal accompaniments, demonstrating sensitivity to the audience and an understanding of the context (social, cultural, or historical).
Music Harmonizing Instruments/Responding
#MU:Re7.1.H
Process Component: MHI-Select- Choose music appropriate for a specific purpose or context.
Anchor Standard: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Individuals' selection of musical works is influenced by their interests, experiences, understandings, and purposes.
Essential Question: How do individuals choose music to experience?
Grade Hs novice
MU:Re7.1.H.Hs novice
a.Demonstrate and describe reasons for selecting music, based on characteristics found in the music and connections to interest, purpose, or personal experience.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Re7.1.H.Hs intermediate
a.Explain reasons for selecting music citing characteristics found in the music and connections to interest, purpose, and context.
Music Harmonizing Instruments/Responding
#MU:Re7.2.H
Process Component: MHI-Analyze - Analyze how the structure and context of varied musical works inform the response.
Anchor Standard: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Response to music is informed by analyzing context (social, cultural, and historical) and how creators and performers manipulate the elements of music.
Essential Question: How does understanding the structure and context of music inform a response?
Grade Hs novice
MU:Re7.2.H.Hs novice
a.Demonstrate and explain, citing evidence, the use of repetition, similarities and contrasts in musical selections and how these and knowledge of the context (social or cultural) inform the response.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Re7.2.H.Hs intermediate
a.Describe how the way that the elements of music are manipulated and knowledge of the context (social and cultural) inform the response.
Music Harmonizing Instruments/Responding
#MU:Re8.1.H
Process Component: MHI-Interpret - Support interpretations of musical works that reflect creators’/performers’ expressive intent.
Anchor Standard: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Through their use of elements and structures of music, creators and performers provide clues to their expressive intent.
Essential Question: How do we discern the musical creators’ and performers’ expressive intent?
Grade Hs novice
MU:Re8.1.H.Hs novice
a.Identify interpretations of the expressive intent and meaning of musical selections, referring to the elements of music, context (personal or social), and (when appropriate) the setting of the text.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Re8.1.H.Hs intermediate
a.Identify and support interpretations of the expressive intent and meaning of musical selections, citing as evidence the treatment of the elements of music, context, and (when appropriate) the setting of the text.
Music Harmonizing Instruments/Responding
#MU:Re9.1.H
Process Component: MHI-Evaluate - Support their personal evaluations of musical work(s) and performance(s) based on analysis, interpretation, and established criteria.
Anchor Standard: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: The personal evaluation of musical work(s) and performance(s) is informed by analysis, interpretation, and established criteria.
Essential Question: How do we judge the quality of musical work(s) and performance(s)?
Grade Hs novice
MU:Re9.1.H.Hs novice
a.Identify and describe how interest, experiences, and contexts (personal or social) effect the evaluation of music.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Re9.1.H.Hs intermediate
a.Explain the influence of experiences and contexts (personal, social, or cultural) on interest in and the evaluation of a varied repertoire of music.
Music Harmonizing Instruments/Connecting
#MU:Cn10.0.H
Process Component: MHI-Connect #10- Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make music.
Anchor Standard: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians connect their personal interests, experiences, ideas, and knowledge to creating, performing, and responding.
Essential Question: How do musicians make meaningful connections to creating, performing, and responding?
Grade Hs novice
MU:Cn10.0.H.Hs novice
Demonstrate how interests, knowledge and skills relate to personal choices and intent when creating, performing, and responding to music.
Grade Hs intermediate
MU:Cn10.0.H.Hs intermediate
Demonstrate how interests, knowledge and skills relate to personal choices and intent when creating, performing, and responding to music.
Music Harmonizing Instruments/Connecting
#MU:Cn11.0.H
Process Component: MHI-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.
Enduring Understanding: Understanding connections to varied contexts and daily life enhances musicians’ creating, performing, and responding.
Essential Question: How do the other arts, other disciplines, contexts and daily life inform creating, performing, and responding to music?
Grade Hs novice
MU:Cn11.0.H.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.H.Hs intermediate
Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts and daily life.
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Process Component: MTS-Imagine - Generate musical ideas for various purposes and contexts.
Anchor Standard: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and works.
Enduring Understanding: The creative ideas, concepts, and feelings that influence musicians’ work emerge from a variety of sources.
Essential Question: How do musicians generate creative ideas?
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Process Component: MTS-Plan and Make - Select and develop musical ideas for defined purposes and contexts.
Anchor Standard: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians’ creative choices are influenced by their expertise, context, and expressive intent.
Essential Question: How do musicians make creative decisions?
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Process Component: MTS-Evaluate and Refine - Evaluate and refine selected musical ideas to create musical work that meets appropriate criteria.
Anchor Standard: Refine and complete artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians evaluate and refine their work through openness to new ideas, persistence, and the application of appropriate criteria.
Essential Question: How do musicians improve the quality of their creative work?
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Process Component: MTS-Present - Share creative musical work that conveys intent, demonstrates craftsmanship, and exhibits originality.
Anchor Standard: Refine and complete artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians’ presentation of creative work is the culmination of a process of creation and communication.
Essential Question: When is creative work ready to share?
Music Technology/Performing
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Process Component: MTS-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.
Enduring Understanding: Performers’ interest in and knowledge of musical works, understanding of their own abilities, and the context for a performance influence the selection of repertoire.
Essential Question: How do performers select repertoire?
Music Technology/Performing
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Process Component: MTS-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.
Enduring Understanding: Analyzing creators’ context and how they manipulate elements of music provides insight into their intent and informs performance.
Essential Question: How does understanding the structure and context of musical works inform performance?
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Process Component: MTS-Interpret - Develop personal interpretations that consider creators’ intent.
Anchor Standard: Select, analyze and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Enduring Understanding: Performers make interpretive decisions based on their understanding of context and intent.
Essential Question: How do performers interpret musical works?
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Process Component: MTS-Evaluate and Refine - Evaluate and refine personal and ensemble performances, individually or in collaboration with others.
Anchor Standard: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians’ creative choices are influenced by their context, expressive intent, and established criteria.
Essential Question: How do musicians make creative decisions?
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Process Component: MTS-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.
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.
Essential Question: When is a performance judged ready to present? How do context and the manner in which musical work is presented influence audience response?
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Process Component: MTS – Select - Choose music appropriate for a specific purpose or context.
Anchor Standard: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Individuals' selection of musical works is influenced by their interests, experiences, understandings, and purposes.
Essential Question: How do individuals choose music to experience?
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Process Component: MTS – Analyze - Analyze how the structure and context of varied musical works inform the response.
Anchor Standard: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Response to music is informed by analyzing context (social, cultural, and historical) and how creators and performers manipulate the elements of music.
Essential Question: How does understanding the structure and context of music inform a response?
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Process Component: MTS – Interpret - Support interpretations of musical works that reflect creators’/performers’ expressive intent.
Anchor Standard: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Through their use of elements and structures of music, creators and performers provide clues to their expressive intent.
Essential Question: How do we discern musical creators’ and performers’ expressive intent?
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Process Component: MTS – Evaluate - Support evaluations of musical works and performances based on analysis, interpretation, and established criteria.
Anchor Standard: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: The personal evaluation of musical works and performances is informed by analysis, interpretation, and established criteria.
Essential Question: How do we judge the quality of musical work(s) and performance(s)?
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Process Component: MTS – Connect #10 - Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make music.
Anchor Standard: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Enduring Understanding: Musicians connect their personal interests, experiences, ideas, and knowledge to creating performing and responding.
Essential Question: How do musicians make meaningful connections to creating, performing and responding?
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Process Component: MTS - 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.
Enduring Understanding: Understanding connections to varied contexts and daily life enhances musicians’ creating, performing, and responding.
Essential Question: How do the other arts, other disciplines, contexts and daily life inform creating, performing, and responding to music?
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Process Component: Investigate, Plan, Make
Anchor Standard: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: Creativity and innovative thinking are essential life skills that can be developed.
Essential Question: What conditions, attitudes, and behaviors support creativity and innovative thinking? What factors prevent or encourage people to take creative risks? How does collaboration expand the creative process?
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Process Component: Investigate, Plan, Make
Anchor Standard: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: Artists and designers shape artistic investigations, following or breaking with traditions in pursuit of creative artmaking goals.
Essential Question: How does knowing the contexts histories, & traditions of art forms help us create works of art & design? Why do artists follow or break from established traditions? How do artists determine what resources are needed to formulate artistic investigations.
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Process Component: Investigate
Anchor Standard: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: Artists and designers experiment with forms, structures, materials, concepts, media, and art-making approaches.
Essential Question: How do artists work? How do artists and designers determine whether a particular direction in their work is effective? How do artists and designers learn from trial and error?
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Process Component: Investigate
Anchor Standard: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Enduring Understanding: Artists and designers balance experimentation and safety, freedom and responsibility while developing and creating artworks.
Essential Question: How do artists and designers care for & maintain materials, tools, & equipment? Why is it important for safety & health to understand & follow correct procedures in handling materials & tools? What responsibilities come with the freedom to create?
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Process Component: GMS-Analyze - Analyze how the structure and context of varied musical works inform the response.
Anchor Standard: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Enduring Understanding: Response to music is informed by analyzing context (social, cultural, and historical) and how creators and performers manipulate the elements of music.
Essential Question: How does understanding the structure and context of music inform a response?
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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

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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).

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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.