curriculum

Annunciation Catholic School 

MusicCurriculumStandards 

2017-2018school year 

Create 

K-8th 

Move, tap and clap to a steady beat 

Identify the beat 

Move to the music 

Distinguish, identify, echo, create, perform long & short sounds,  

rhythm patterns & steady beats 

Recognize that Rhythm must be fast or slow (tempo) 

Distinguish singing from speaking, shouting, whispering and chanting 

Match pitch 

Singing alone and with others 

Recognize and repeat melodic patterns and phrases 

Recognize direction in melody (up, down, repeat) 

Realize that music tells a story 

Recognize sounds produced from the environment 

Demonstrate vocal techniques: posture, breath control and intonation 

Identify and sing responses to the Liturgy 

Participate musically in the Liturgy 

Use musical expression to enhance art and poetry 

Relate 

K-1st 

Learn the names of instruments and what sound they make 

            3rd-5th 

Learn about the instrument families and how they are used in an orchestra setting,  

a Church setting, a marching band, choirs, folk and cultural bands 

4thand 5thgrade-recorders-STREAM-the science of sound and pitch   

3rdgrade–Kazoos-STREAM-vibration and sound  

4th-8th   

Sing correctly a repertoire of Catholic liturgical and traditional music,  

demonstrated by singing in worship 

Identify instruments including folk instruments from different cultures 

Learn about the history and development of musical instruments 

Study instrumental music from different eras (Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern)  

Study composer’s lives from the eras of music 

Explore different styles of music 

 

Evaluate 

K-3rd  

                         Explore meaning and feeling in music 

Develop pride and confidence in one’s own performance 

4th-8th   

Develop pride and confidence in participating in the music of Catholic                 Liturgies 

Learn about the lives and works of several composers 

Identify and differentiate between musical styles