Academic Standards for
Patriotic Music

Eighth Grade Standards


National Association for Music Education Standards

Content Standard 6 – Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
Achievement Standard:

  • Students will describe specific music events in a given aural example, using appropriate terminology;
  • analyze the uses of elements of music in aural examples representing diverse genres and cultures
  • demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of meter, rhythm, tonality, intervals, chords, and harmonic progressions in their analyses of music;

Content Standard 7 – Evaluating music and music performances.
Achievement Standard:

  • Students will develop criteria for evaluating the quality and effectiveness of music performances and compositions and apply the criteria in their personal listening and performing
  • evaluate the quality and effectiveness of their own and others' performances, compositions, arrangements, and improvisations by applying specific criteria appropriate for the style of the music and offer constructive suggestions for improvement

Content Standard 8 – Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
Achievement Standard:

  • Students will compare in two or more arts how the characteristic materials of each art can be used to transform similar events, scenes, emotions, or ideas into works of art;
  • describe ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with those of music.

Content Standard 9 – Understanding music in relation to history and culture.
Achievement Standard:

  • Students will describe distinguishing characteristics of representative music genres and styles from a variety of cultures;
  • classify by genre and style (and, if applicable, by historical period, composer, and title) a varied body of exemplary (that is, high-quality and characteristic) musical works and explain the characteristics that cause each work to be considered exemplary;
  • compare, in several cultures of the world, functions music serves, roles of musicians, and conditions under which music is typically performed.

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