• Honors Components:  In addition to the regular curriculum, Honors level (proficient and advanced) students will complete assignments from this list. 

     

    Proficient students will complete four assignments – 2 by the first day of midterms and 2 by the first day of finals.  Advanced students will complete six assignments  – 3 by the first day of midterms and 3 by the first day of finals. 

     

    Honors assignments will be graded pass/resubmit/fail.  Student work that does not “pass” will be returned for resubmission.  Failure to complete all required assignments satisfactorily before deadlines will result in “fail” of Honors assignments and a lowered letter grade for the semester.  A student who fails to complete all required Honors assignments cannot receive higher than a “B” for the semester.

     

    Honors Activities, following the standard addressed by each, appear below.  Choose four (4) for Proficient and six (6) for Advanced:

     

    Standard 1. The learner will sing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

    • Participate in Solo Festival teacher observation
    • Audition for singing activity outside assigned school

    Standard 2. The learner will play on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

    • Accompany the choir using the piano
    • accompany the choir using other instruments
    • Play assigned voice part on the piano

    Standard 3. The learner will improvise melodies, variations, and accompaniments.

    • Improvise a solo line within a choir piece

    Standard 4. The learner will compose and arrange music within specified guidelines.

    • Arrange for choir a folksong, hymn, Alma Mater, etc.
    • Present an original composition at the school concert
    • Use notation software to transcribe an original composition

    Standard 5. The learner will read and notate music.

    • Learn a song without the aid of teacher, outside musician, or recording
    • Transpose a solo into a different key

    Standard 6. The learner will listen to, analyze, and describe music.

    • Attend three (3) approved professional performances and write a criticism

    Standard 7. The learner will evaluate music and music performances.

    • Lead a sectional rehearsal teacher observation
    • Visit other area schools to observe rehearsals or performances

    Standard 8. The learner will understand relationships between music, the other arts, and content areas outside the arts.

    • Prepare and present a research project about music and its relationship to other art forms as specified by the teacher (presentation should include a multimedia element)

    Standard 9. The learner will understand music in relation to history and culture.

    • prepare and present a research project about music and its relationship to society, history and culture as specified by the teacher (presentation should include a multimedia element)