Music

Below are the Music Standards we focus on throughout the school year at each grade level.  These standards are in direct alignment with the Colorado Academic Standards and the curriculum outlined by Douglas County School District.

Our Music program is taught in our specials rotation.  Students will have one week of Music every three weeks.  Our Music teacher is a certified music teacher through the state of Colorado.  The areas below are the concepts that are covered.  Our program works through delivering these concepts through a variety of instructional strategies.  


Kindergarten
Music

Expression of Music

  • Perform independently

  • Respond to music with movement

Creation of Music

  • Create music through a variety of experiences

  • Identify simple musical patterns

Theory of Music

  • Comprehension of musical opposites

  • Comprehension of basic elements of musical form

  • Identify different vocal and instrumental tone colors

  • Identify simple rhythmic patterns

Aesthetic Valuation of Music

  • Demonstrate respect for the contribution of others in a musical setting

  • Respond to musical performance at a basic level

  • Recognize and discuss music and celebrations in daily life


1st Grade
Music

Expression of Music

  • Expressively perform in groups or independently

  • Perform basic rhythmic and melodic patterns

Creation of Music

  • Demonstrate creation of short, independent musical phrases and sounds alone and with others

  • Identify musical patterns

Theory of Music

  • Comprehension of gradual changes in dynamics and tempo

  • Aurally identify components of musical form

  • Comprehension of basic vocal and instrumental tone colors

  • Comprehension of basic rhythmic and melodic patterns

Aesthetic Valuation of Music

  • Demonstrate respect for the contributions of self and others in a musical setting

  • Comprehension of basic components of music and musical performance at a beginning level

  • Identify music as an integral part of everyday life


2nd Grade
Music

Expression of Music

  • Expressively perform simple songs in small groups or independently

  • Perform simple rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic patterns

Creation of Music

  • Create musical phrases in the form of simple questions and answers alone and in small groups

  • Identify rhythmic and melodic notation patterns

Theory of Music

  • Comprehension and use of appropriate vocabulary for dynamics, tempo, meter and articulation

  • Comprehension of beginning notational elements and form in music

  • Comprehension of vocal and instrumental tone colors

  • Comprehension of beginning melodic and rhythmic patterns

Aesthetic Valuation of Music

  • Demonstrate respect for individual, group, and self-contributions in a musical setting

  • Articulate reactions to the elements and aesthetic qualities of musical performances using musical terminology and movement

  • Demonstrate increased awareness of music in daily life or special events


3rd Grade
Music

Expression of Music

  • Perform from memory and use simple traditional notation

  • Perform extended rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic patterns

Creation of Music

  • Short musical phrases and patterns

  • Notate music using basic notation structure

Theory of Music

  • Apply and demonstrate use of basic dynamics, tempo, meter, and articulation using appropriate music vocabulary

  • Analyze simple notational elements and form in music

  • Identify vocal and instrumental tone colors

  • Identify and aurally recognize simple melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic patterns

Aesthetic Valuation of Music

  • Identify personal preferences for specific music

  • Respond to, and make informed judgments about, music through participation, performance, and the creative process

  • Articulate music's significance within an individual musical experience


4th Grade
Music

Expression of Music

  • Perform using accurate production techniques

  • Perform a variety of rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic patterns

  • Perform extended melodies from the treble staff using traditional notation

Creation of Music

  • Improvise simple musical phrases

  • Notate simple musical selections

Theory of Music

  • Application and demonstration of the use of more advanced dynamics, tempo, meter, and articulation using appropriate music vocabulary

  • Identification of aural and visual notations of basic musical forms

  • Analyze vocal and instrumental examples

  • Identify and aurally recognize melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic patterns

Aesthetic Valuation of Music

  • Explain personal preferences for specific music

  • Comprehend and respect the musical values of others considering cultural context as an element of musical evaluation and meaning


5th Grade
Music

Expression of Music

  • Perform using enhanced musical techniques

  • Perform more complex rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic patterns

  • Perform melodies using traditional notation

Creation of Music

  • Improvise question and answer and basic musical phrases

  • Notate simple compositions

Theory of Music

  • Analyze and apply dynamics, tempo, meter, and articulation using appropriate music vocabulary

  • Analyze aurally and visually notation of form in music

  • Analyze more complex instrumental and vocal examples

  • Comprehension and application of melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic patterns

Aesthetic Valuation of Music

  • Explain and defend personal preferences for specific music

  • Articulate the meaning in music according to elements, aesthetic qualities, and human responses