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JAZZ ENSEMBLE

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Expression of Music

Measurement Topic: PA.08.811 Perform music in four or more parts accurately and expressively at the minimal level of 2 to 3 on the difficulty rating scale

PA.8B.811.01.02 Sing or play in three, four, or more parts (level 2) (CAS: 8.1.1.a)

PA.8B.811.02.02 Respond to conductor's cues of balance and blend while singing or playing (CAS: 8.1.1.b)

PA.8B.811.03.02 Incorporate all musical symbols, tempo indications, expressive indications, and technical indications while maintaining consistent tone quality, intonation, balance, blend, diction (vocal), and phrasing (CAS: 8.1.1.c)

PA.8B.811.04.02 Demonstrate the ability to adjust elements of music (pitch, rhythm, dynamics, timbre, texture, form) during ensemble performances (CAS: 8.1.1.d)

Measurement Topic: PA.08.812 Perform music accurately and expressively at the minimal level of 1 to 2 on the difficulty rating scale at the first reading

PA.8B.812.01.02 Sight-read, observing all musical symbols, tempo indications, expressive indications, and technical indications (CAS: 8.1.2.a)

PA.8B.812.02.02 Maintain a consistent tone quality, intonation, balance, blend, and phrasing (CAS: 8.1.2.b)

Measurement Topic: PA.08.813 Demonstrate contrasting modalities through performance

PA.8B.813.01.02 Play or sing four major and three minor scales at least one octave in keys relative to their instrument/voice and understand relationships between major and minor (CAS: 8.1.3.a)

PA.8B.813.02.02 Perform music literature that contains contrasting modes (CAS: 8.1.3.b)

Measurement Topic: PA.HS.H11 Perform music accurately and expressively demonstrating self-evaluation and personal interpretation at the minimal level of 3 on the difficulty rating scale

PA.HS.H11.01.02 Incorporate all musical symbols, tempo indications, expressive indications, and technical indications, while maintaining consistent tone quality, intonation, balance, blend, diction (vocal), and phrasing (CAS:HSP.1.1.a)

PA.HS.H11.02.02 Demonstrate advanced techniques (CAS: HSP.1.1.b)

PA.HS.H11.03.02 Interpret nontraditional notation symbols (CAS: HSP.1.1.c)

PA.HS.H11.05.02 Describe and defend interpretive judgments (CAS: HSP.1.1.e)

PA.HS.H11.06.02 Explain how self-evaluation has strengthened the performance during the course of preparation (CAS: HSP.1.1.f)

Measurement Topic: PA.HS.H12 Perform accurately and expressively at the first reading at the minimal level of 2 on the difficulty rating scale

PA.HS.H12.01.02 Sight-read, observing all musical symbols, tempo indications, expressive indications, and technical indications, while maintaining consistent tone quality, intonation, balance, blend, and phrasing (vocalists, pitches only) (CAS: HSP.1.2.a)

Measurement Topic: PA.HS.H13 Participate appropriately as an ensemble member while performing music at the minimal level of 3 on the difficulty rating scale

PA.HS.H13.01.02 Adjust tempo, dynamics, and expression, according to the conductor (CAS: HSP.1.3.a)

PA.HS.H13.02.02 Adjust tempo, dynamics, and expression according to other members of the ensemble (CAS: HSP.1.3.b)

Measurement Topic: PA.HS.H14 Demonstrate requisite performance skill sets appropriate for postsecondary pursuits

PA.HS.H14.01.02 Identify all major and relative minor scales and arpeggios (CAS: HSP.1.4.a)

PA.HS.H14.03.02 Produce a characteristic tone (CAS: HSP.1.4.c)

Creation of Music

Measurement Topic: PA.08.821 Create music using melodic and harmonic sequences

PA.8B.821.01.02 Notate a melodic pattern in sequence, of at least 12 measures, adding tonal accompaniment; may utilize current technology (CAS: 8.2.1.a)

PA.8B.821.02.02 Notate a harmonic pattern in sequence, of at least 12 measures; may utilize current technology (CAS: 8.2.1.b)

Measurement Topic: PA.08.823 Improvise over simple harmonic progressions

PA.8B.823.01.02 Improvise a 12-bar solo instrumentally over a three-chord pattern using varied rhythmic, melodic, or harmonic patterns (CAS: 8.2.3.a)

Measurement Topic: PA.HS.H21 Improvise a stylistically appropriate vocal or instrumental solo over a given pattern of harmonic progressions

PA.HS.H21.01.02 Play and/or sing individually or in ensembles, employing appropriate harmonic and non-harmonic tones in relationship to chords (CAS: HSP.2.1a)

PA.HS.H21.02.02 Play in rhythmically appropriate style (such as swing eighth notes if playing bebop style)(CAS: HSP.2.1.b)

PA.HS.H21.03.02 Play extended cohesive musical ideas, not fragments, paced and shaped appropriately according to length of given solo )CAS: HSP.2.1.c)

PA.HS.H21.04.02 Vary musical material when re-approaching same harmonic progressions (improvises rather than composes) (CAS: HSP.2.1.d)

Theory of Music

Measurement Topic: PA.08.831 Transcription, and rhythmic demonstration of multiple, changing meter signatures

PA.8B.831.01.02 Transcribe or demonstrate rhythms within musical examples that incorporate combinations of dotted notes and corresponding rests in various meters C(AS: 8.3.1.a)

PA.8B.831.02.02 Demonstrate written rhythms using various tempo and dynamic markings (CAS: 8.3.1.b)

Measurement Topic: PA.08.832 Notation of level 2 compositions

PA.8B.832.01.02 Read notes on a staff including four or more ledger lines above or below the staff (CAS: 8.3.2.a)

PA.8B.832.02.02 Identify and notate I, IV, V, V7, I chord progressions in a given key signature (CAS: 8.3.2.b)

Measurement Topic: PA.08.833 Identification of musical elements in a level 2 (difficulty rating scale)composition or performance

PA.8B.833.01.02 Describe, using a minimum of four markings (articulation, dynamic and tempo), when analyzing a musical example (CAS: 8.3.3.a)

PA.8B.833.02.02 Given prescribed criteria, identify the form of a composition (CAS: 8.3.3.b)

Measurement Topic: PA.HS.H31 Interpretation of notated of musical elements and ideas

PA.HS.H31.01.02 Identify musical elements in written form (CAS: HSP.3.1.a)

PA.HS.H31.02.02 Describe the uses of elements of music and expressive devices with appropriate musical vocabulary (CAS: HSP.3.1.b)

Measurement Topic: PA.HS.H32 Classification by genre, style, historical period, or culture

PA.HS.H32.01.02 Classify and describe unfamiliar but representative aural examples of music from a given musical genre and explain the reasoning for the classification (such as rock, jazz, classical) (CAS: HSP.3.2.a)

Measurement Topic: PA.HS.H33 Evaluation of music using critical, informed analysis

PA.HS.H33.01.02 Identify basic elements of written examples of music using appropriate musical vocabulary (CAS: HSP.3.3.a)

Aesthetic Valuation of Music

Measurement Topic: PA.HS.H41 Practice of appropriate behavior in cultural activities

PA.HS.H41.01.02 Demonstrate respect for the music preferences of others (CAS: HSP.4.1.a)

PA.HS.H41.02.02 Articulate and demonstrate appropriate audience behavior in various kinds of musical performance and music-related events (CAS: HSP.4.1.b)

Measurement Topic: PA.HS.H42 Evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of musical performances

PA.HS.H42.01.02Apply specific criteria from similar or exemplary models in evaluating music by others or themselves (CAS: HSP.4.2.a)

Measurement Topic: PA.HS.H43 Development of criteria-based aesthetic judgment of the artistic process and products in music

PA.HS.H43.03.02 Discuss, with some understanding, the ideas of aesthetic qualities and aesthetic appreciation (CAS: HSP.4.3.c)

Measurement Topic: PA.HS.H44 Knowledge of available musical opportunities for continued musical growth and professional development

PA.HS.H44.01.02 Articulate pathways to further musical education including but not limited to higher education, music production, music business, song-writing, community institutions, music-making with others (interpersonal/friends), personal music-making, and music in everyday life (CAS: HSP.4.1.a)

PA.HS.H44.02.02 Articulate career pathways that encourage musical and artistic qualities for success (CAS: HSP.4.4.b)