mUSIC

Hello!  My name is Mrs. Norman (formally Miss Anderson).  I recently got married and changed my name.  It is very exciting!  I am originally from Fargo, ND and attended college at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND.  A few summers ago, I worked very hard and finished my Kodaly levels through UNO.  Kodaly is a man who developed a method of elementary music teaching. I learned it and it greatly improves my teaching. 

Here are the OPS music standards that we will be working on in music class:

VOCAL MUSIC STANDARDS  GRADES K-3
1.~ Demonstrate basic vocal technique through performance.
·    Sing a pentatonic song with pitch accuracy.
·    Sing from a varied repertoire of songs using the head voice.
2.~ Read melodic and rhythmic patterns.
·    Use basic rhythmic patterns (quarter notes and eighth notes).
·    Use melodic patterns that ascend, descend, or stays the same.
·    Use duple meter.
3.~ Perform on unpitched instruments.
·    Play a steady beat on an instrument (with others).
·    Play the rhythm of a known song.
·    Use instruments properly.
4.~ Identify symbols and musical language by sight or sound.
·    Identify instrument families.
·    Identify patterns that ascend, descend, or stay the same.
·    Identify form (same or different).
·    Identify basic symbols.


VOCAL MUSIC STANDARDS GRADES 4-6
1.~ Demonstrate basic vocal technique through performance.
·    Sing a diatonic song with pitch accuracy.
·    Sing in harmony.
·    Use correct posture.
2.~ Read melodic and rhythmic patterns.
·    Use rhythmic patterns that include syncopated and dotted rhythms.
·    Identify repeated tones, steps, skips, and leaps in a melodic pattern.
·    Use triple meter.
3.~ Perform on pitched and unpitched instrument.
·    Play a steady beat on an instrument (alone).
·    Play the rhythm of a known song.
·    Play a two-part pattern using beat and rhythm.
·    Use instruments properly.
4.~ Identify symbols and musical language by sight or sound.
·    Identify individual instruments.
·    Identify form (AB, ABA, Rondo)
·    Identify basic symbols, adding dynamic markings and language.