Objectives of Music Education

Level:  High School                                                              Course:  Instrumental Music


1.      Perform on Instruments

    1. Perform accurately and independently in a group.
    2. Perform with expression and technical accuracy on a wide variety of repertoire at difficulty of Grade 3-5 in a group.
    3. Demonstrate ability to use ensemble skills of balance, intonation, rhythmic, and dynamic unity.


2.      Improvise

    1. Improvise a melody on an instrument in a selected style.
    2. Improvise a melody on an instrument in various tonalities.
    3. Improvise melodic and rhythmic variations on a given melody.


3.      Compose and Arrange

    1. Compose original music within specified guidelines.
    2. Compose original melodic or harmonic accompaniment with guidelines.
    3. Transpose for various instruments.
    4. Demonstrate ability to use technological resources for composing and arranging music.


4.      Read and Notate

    1. Identify, define, and perform standard notations, symbols, and terms.
    2. Use standard notation to record their musical ideas and the musical ideas of others.


5.      Understand History and Culture

    1. Identify the various uses of music in history and the characteristics that make it suitable for the event.
    2. Identify and explain the stylistic features of a musical work that serve to define its’ aesthetic tradition and its’ historical or cultural context.


6.      Evaluate music and music performance

    1. Evaluate a performance, composition, arrangement, or improvisation by comparing it to similar or exemplary models.
    2. Evaluate a given musical work in terms of its’ aesthetic qualities and explain the musical means it uses to evoke feelings.

             7.  Responsibility

    1. Have instrument, music, drill (marching band), and pencil daily.
    2. Be punctual for all rehearsals and performances.
    3. Exhibit exemplary behavior during rehearsals, performances, and trips.