Grade 6-8 Chorus

Create Perform Respond Music Literacy
  • Improvise melodies as solo and in ensemble setting
  • Create ostinati, descants, and other hormonies
  • Participate in choral singing demonstrating:
    • Expression
    • Blend
    • Breathing
    • Phrasing
    • Dynamics
    • Interpretation
    • Diction/Articulation
    • Posture
  • Sing in 3-part harmony
  • Develop ensemble skills
  • Respond to cues of the


    • Starting & stopping
    • Balance
    • Dynamics
    • tempo
  • Perform music from various historical periods, genres, & cultures
  • Sing a cappella
  • Identify styles and forms  of musical compositions
  • Evaluate and discuss the quality and effectiveness of musical performances, compositions, and arrangements by applying student generated criteria appropriate for the style of music
  • Explain historical and/or cultural significance of music being performed
  • Read, interpret and explain standard notation symbols for pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, articulation, and expression
  • Read a three part score
  • Sight read simple melodies