Arizona Music Standards Artistic Process: Connecting
Adapted from the Arizona Department of Education Harmonizing Instrument Standards.
Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art MU.CN.10.HI.HS1a Demonstrate how interests, knowledge, and skills relate to personal choices and intent when creating, performing, and responding to music. MU.CN.10.HI.HS1b Apply criteria to select music for specified purposes, supporting choices by citing connections to interest, purpose, and context.
Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding MU.CN.11.HI.HS1a Explain and analyze how context can inform the expressive intent and meaning of a musical performance. MU.CN.11.HI.HS1b Explain and analyze how music is affected by one’s knowledge outside the arts.
Foundational Skills Identify and Describe - Identify the context in which the composer wrote the piece being performed. - Recognize composer’s motivations for creating the music being performed by the students. - Investigate and apply the developmental and historical characteristics of instrumental music to performance practice. - Demonstrate understanding of the connections between music and other content areas as encountered in the repertoire, including text settings. - Distinguish musical characteristics that influence personal preference for specific musical works and styles. - Distinguish musical preferences from music and cultural judgments (e.g. I like it because...; It is good because...; It is important because..., etc.). - Describe personal relations to musical experiences, and identify which musical aspects evoke these reactions. - Identify the roles/careers that musicians play in societies and investigate ways to be a life-long music maker.