NEW YORK STATE STANDARDS FOR MUSIC
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
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.