CHORUS COURSE OBJECTIVES
(based upon National Standards)
1. Vocalize part using accurate pitch.
2. Perform alone and in small and large ensembles with good posture and good singing position.
3. Students should be exposed to and have experience playing literature representing music written by the great Western composers and diverse world cultures.
4. Demonstrate by performance a basic understanding of phrase structure.
5. Improvise simple rhythmic variations and simple melodic embellishments on familiar melodies.
6. Create an original, simple melody.
7. Identify key signatures and apply to music being performed. Read at sight, simple melodies, individually and in large ensembles.
8. Read whole, half, quarter, eighth and dotted notes and rests in 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 and meter signatures at various tempi involving tempo changes. Identify notes by letter name.
9. Discriminate between melody and harmony. Discriminate between duple and triple time signature, major and minor tonalities.
Discuss how elements of music affect emotions conveyed by a specific piece of music.
10. Express critical judgments about your own performance of music being studied. Demonstrate a positive attitude toward music, self-development and group cooperation.
11. Identify ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with those of music.
12. Describe distinguishing characteristics of representative music genres and styles from a variety of cultures.