The Great American Choral Reef | Standards 2018-05-24T20:57:52+00:00
NAfME 2014 Music Standards for Ensembles
 
The Great American Choral Reef covers many of the Music Standards for Ensembles.
 
The following are ranges the project is capable of covering. For a full table of the standards listed below, please visit: https://nafme.org/wp-content/files/2014/11/2014-Music-Standards-Ensemble-Strand.pdf
 

Creating

 

Imagine

Generate musical ideas for the purpose of creating the Choral Reef song.
 
MU:Cr1.1.E.5a through MU:Cr1.1.E.IIa
Novice Choir: Compose and improvise melodic and rhythmic ideas or motives reflecting the characteristics of the Choral Reef subject.
Accomplished Choirs: Compose and improvise ideas for arrangements, sections, and short compositions for the specific purpose of description of the Choral Reef subject that reflect characteristic(s) of music from a variety of cultures studied in rehearsal.
 

Plan and Make

Select and develop musical ideas for defined purpose of developing the Choral Reef song.
 
MU:Cr2.1.E.5a through MU:Cr2.1.E.IIIa
Novice Choir: Select and develop draft melodic and rhythmic ideas or motives that demonstrate understanding of characteristic(s) of music or text(s) studied in rehearsal.
Advanced Choir: Select and develop composed and improvised ideas into a draft musical work organized in the context of the Choral Reef song.
 

Evaluate and Refine

Evaluate and refine selected musical ideas to create musical work that meets appropriate criteria.
 
MU:Cr3.1.E.5a through MU:Cr3.1.E.IIa
Novice Choir: Evaluate and refine Choral Reef drafts and improvisations based on knowledge, skill, and teacher- provided criteria.
Accomplished Choir: Evaluate and refine Choral Reef drafts, sections, and improvisations based on personally-developed criteria, including the extent to which they address identified purposes.
 

Present

Share creative musical work that conveys intent, demonstrates craftsmanship, and exhibits originality.
 
MU:Cr3.2.E.5a through MU:Cr3.2.E.IIa
Novice Choir: Share personally- developed melodic and rhythmic ideas or motives – individually or as an ensemble – that demonstrate understanding of characteristics of Choral Reef song and related texts studied in rehearsal.
Advanced Choir: Share personally- developed arrangements, sections, and short compositions (the Choral Reef song) – individually or as an ensemble – that address identified purposes.
 
 
 

RESPONDING

 

Select

Choose music appropriate for specific purposes and contexts.
 
MU:Re7.1.E.5a through MU:Re7.1.E.Ia
Novice Choir: Identify reasons for selecting music based on characteristics found in the music, connection to interest, and purpose or context.
Proficient Choir: Apply criteria to Choral Reef song for specified purposes, supporting choices by citing characteristics found in the music and connections to interest, purpose, and context of the Choral Reef subject.
 

Analyze

Analyze how the structure and context of Choral Reef song inform the response.
 
MU:Re7.2.E.5a through
Novice Choir: Identify how knowledge of context and the use of repetition, similarities, and contrasts inform the response to the Choral Reef song.
Proficient Choir: Explain how the analysis of passages and understanding the way the elements of music are manipulated inform the response to music.
 

Interpret

Support an interpretation of a Choral Reef that reflects the creators’/performers’ expressive intent.
 
MU:Re8.1.E.5a through MU:Re8.1.E.Ia
Novice Choir: Identify interpretations of the expressive intent and meaning of various Choral Reefs, referring to the elements of music, contexts, and (when appropriate) the setting of the text.
Proficient Choir: Explain and support interpretations of the expressive intent and meaning of various Choral Reefs, citing as evidence the treatment of the elements of music, contexts, (when appropriate) the setting of the text, and personal research.
 

Evaluate

Support personal evaluation of Choral Reefs and performance(s) based on analysis, interpretation, and established criteria.
 
MU:Re9.1.E.5a through MU:Re9.1.E.Ia
Novice Choir: Identify and describe the effect of interest, experience, analysis, and context on the evaluation of Choral Reef performances.
Proficient Choir: Evaluate works and performances of The Great American Choral Reef based on personally- or collaboratively-developed criteria, including analysis of the structure and context.
 

CONNECTING

 

Connect

Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make music.
 
MU:Cn10.0.H.5a through MU:Cn10.0
 
Novice Choir: Demonstrate how interests, knowledge, and skills relate to personal choices and intent when creating, performing, and responding to The Great American Choral Reef project by: MU:Cr3.2.E.5a: Sharing personally-developed melodic and rhythmic ideas or motives – individually or as an ensemble – that demonstrate understanding of characteristics of music or texts studied in rehearsal; MU:Pr4.3.E.5a: Identifying expressive qualities in a varied repertoire of Choral Reefs that can be demonstrated through prepared and improvised performances MU:Re7.1E.5a: Identifying reasons for selecting Choral Reefs on characteristics found in the music, connection to interest, and purpose or context.
 
Proficient Choir: Demonstrate how interests, knowledge, and skills relate to personal choices and intent when creating, performing, and responding to music by
MU:Cr3.2.E.Ia: Sharing personally-developed melodies, rhythmic passages, and arrangements – individually or as an ensemble – that address identified purposes.
MU:Pr4.1.E.Ia: Explaining the criteria used to select a varied repertoire to study based on an understanding of theoretical and structural characteristics of the music, the technical skills of the individual or ensemble, and the purpose or context of the performance.
MU:Re7.1.E.Ia Apply criteria to select music for specified purposes, supporting choices by citing characteristics found in the music and connections to interest, purpose, and context.
 

Connect

Relate musical ideas and works with varied context to deepen understanding.
 
MU:Cn11.0.T.5a through MU:Cn11.0.T.IIa
 
Novice Choir: Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life by:
MU:Cr1.1.E.5a: Composing and improvising melodic and rhythmic ideas or motives that reflect characteristic(s) of music or text(s) studied in rehearsal.
MU:Cr3.2.E.5a: Sharing personally-developed melodic and rhythmic ideas or motives – individually or as an ensemble – that demonstrate understanding of characteristics of music or texts studied in rehearsal.
MU:Pr6.1.E.5b: Demonstrating an awareness of the context of the music through prepared and improvised performances.
MU:Re9.1.E.5a: Identifying and describing the effect of interest, experience, analysis, and context on the evaluation of music.
 
Accomplished Choir: Demonstrate understanding of relationships between the Choral Reef and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life by:
MU:Cr1.1.E.IIa: Composing and improvising ideas for arrangements, sections, and short compositions for specific purposes that reflect characteristic(s) of music from a variety of cultures studied in rehearsal.
MU:Cr3.2.E.IIa Sharing personally-developed arrangements, sections, and short compositions – individually or as an ensemble – that address identified purposes.
MU:Pr6.1.E.IIb Demonstrating an understanding of intent as a means for connecting with an audience through prepared and improvised performances.
MU:Re9.1.E.IIa Evaluating works and performances from The Great American Choral Reef based on research as well as personally- and collaboratively-developed criteria, including analysis and interpretation of the structure and context.

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