Listed below are the guidelines for which the Choir of North Euless Elementary prepares and performs by. The numbers have not been adjusted since Choir does not focus on all of the TEKS. Additionally, please visit the MENC Standards to see the MENC National Standards that our choir maintains.


117.18--Music TEKS for Grade 5 (and Grade 6)

a) Introduction.

(1) Four basic strands--perception, creative expression/performance, historical and cultural heritage, and critical evaluation--provide broad, unifying structures for organizing the knowledge and skills students are expected to acquire. In music, students develop their intellect and refine their emotions, understanding the cultural and creative nature of musical artistry and making connections among music, the other arts, technology, and other aspects of social life. Through creative performance, students apply the expressive technical skills of music and critical-thinking skills to evaluate multiple forms of problem solving.


(2) By reflecting on musical periods and styles, students understand music's role in history and are able to participate successfully in a diverse society. Students analyze and evaluate music, developing criteria for making critical judgments and informed choices.


(b) Knowledge and skills.

(1) Perception. The student describes and analyzes musical sound and demonstrates musical artistry. The student is expected to:

(A) distinguish among a variety of musical timbres;

(B) use standard terminology in explaining music, music notation, musical instruments and voices, and musical performances; and

(C) identify a variety of music forms such as AB, ABA, rondo, and theme and variations.

(2) Creative expression/performance. The student sings or plays an instrument, individually and in groups, performing a varied repertoire of music. The student is expected to:

(A) perform independently, with accurate intonation and rhythm, demonstrating fundamental skills and basic performance techniques;

(B) perform expressively, from memory and notation, a varied repertoire of music representing styles from diverse cultures; and

 (C) demonstrate appropriate small- and large-ensemble performance techniques during formal and informal concerts.


(3) Creative expression/performance. The student reads and writes music notation. The student is expected to:

(A) read standard notation;

 (C) read and write music that incorporates rhythmic patterns in various meters; and

(D) identify music symbols and terms referring to dynamics, tempo, and articulation.

 (5) Historical/cultural heritage. The student relates music to history, to society, and to culture. The student is expected to:

 (B) describe various music vocations and avocations;

(C) perform music and movement from diverse cultures;

(D) perform music representative of American and Texas heritage; and

(E) identify concepts taught in the other fine arts and their relationships to music concepts.

(6) Response/evaluation. The student responds to and evaluates music and musical performance. The student is expected to:

(A) apply criteria in evaluating musical performances and compositions;

(B) evaluate, using music terminology, personal preferences for specific music works and styles; and

(C) exhibit concert etiquette as an actively involved listener during varied live performances.

Source: The provisions of this §117.18 adopted to be effective September 1, 1998, 22 TexReg 4943.

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