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 Unit Details

Unit Title
Responding
Unit Number
MCHCH01
Course
Mixed Chamber Choir
Content Area
Fine Arts
Description
Interpreting the elements of music and the composer’s intent contributes to the process of mastering a skill, and influences the emotional response from the performer and the listener.
Timeline
34 Week(s)
Enduring Understandings
Responses to music are personal and made with knowledge and understanding.
Essential Questions

Where do composers get their ideas?
Why is musical analysis important to a musician?
What can the musical analysis tell us about the cultural context of a piece of music?
How does an ensemble communicate a unique response to listeners?
How do ensemble performances change my musicianship?
How do we know we are improving as an ensemble?
How does an accomplished ensemble sound?
How do the elements of music affect a listener’s response?









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Standard
Standard Component
ECO
  
Students will demonstrate vocal performance techniques as it relates to posture/breathing, vocal production/tone, diction/articulation.
PP2A, EP1A, EP1B
ECO
  
Students will demonstrate technical proficiency in the elements of music as it relates to rhythm, note accuracy, key signatures, time signatures and tempo.
EP1A, EPB
ECO
  
Students will perform a varied repertoire of choral music in public with others.
PP2A, PP2B, PP2C
  
Students will interpret and perform music using expression such as dynamics, phrasing and style.
PP2E, EP1C
  
Identify rhythmic patterns, imitate (by ear) simple melodic patterns in major and minor scales, and recognize simple diatonic intervals.
PP2D
  
Apply criteria to identify various forms or structures, such as overtures and marches.
AP1A
  
Demonstrate appropriate concert etiquette as an audience member and performer within various contexts.
AP2B, HC1C
  
Infer connections between the arts or non-arts related disciplines (science, language arts, physical education/health, etc.) to the performance of choral literature.
IC1B
  
Identify characteristics and contexts of various historical periods, genres, and styles.
HC1A, HC1B
  
  
Standard
Standard Component
ECO
  
Students will distinguish between quality and non-quality performances, identifying the elements of music to justify a response through listening and self-assessment.
AP2A, AP2B
  
Interpret expressive intent and meaning of musical works, citing as evidence the treatment of elements of music.
HC1B