• Standard 1:  Creating, Performing, and Participating 
    Students will compose original music and perform music written by 
    others.  They will understand and use the basic elements of music in 
    their performances and compositions.  Students will engage in individual 
    and group musical and music-related tasks, and will describe the 
    various roles and means of creating, performing, recording, and 
    producing music. 
     
    Standard 2:  Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources 
    Students will use traditional instruments, electronic instruments, and a 
    variety of nontraditional sound sources to create and perform music.  
    They will use various resources to expand their knowledge of listening 
    experiences, performance opportunities, and/or information about 
    music.  Students will identify opportunities to contribute to their 
    communities/ music institutions, including those embedded in other 
    institutions (church choirs, ensembles, etc.)  Students will know the 
    vocation and avocations available to them in music. 
     
    Standard 3:  Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art 
    Students will demonstrate the capacity to listen to and comment on 
    music.  They will relate their critical assertions about music to its 
    aesthetic, structural, acoustic, and psychological qualities.  Students will 
    use concepts based on the structure of music’s content and context to 
    relate music to other broad area of knowledge.  They will use concepts 
    from other disciplines to enhance their understanding of music. 
     
    Standard 4:  Understanding the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts 
    Students will develop a performing and listening repertoire of music of 
    various genres, styles, and cultures that represent the peoples of the 
    world and their manifestations in the United States.  Students will 
    recognize the cultural features of a variety of musical compositions and 
    performances and understand the functions of music within the culture.