Standards in MusicThe Colorado Academic Standards in music are the topical organization of the concepts and skills all Colorado students should know and be able to do throughout their preschool through twelfth-grade experience.
Expression of Music
The expression of music is the process of practice, refinement, and performance of acquired musical knowledge and skills to communicate a range of thoughts and emotions.
Creation of Music
The creation of music is the demonstration of learned skills in the composition, improvisation, and arranging of music.
Theory of Music
The theory of music is the understanding of the distinctive language, conventions, mechanics, and structure of organized sound. Investigation of music theory allows for a more complete understanding of all aspects of the musical process.
Aesthetic Valuation of Music
The aesthetic valuation of music focuses on the knowledge and perspectives needed to make informed evaluations and critiques of music. It also addresses the historical, cultural, and societal contexts which are often the beauty, heart, and soul of music.
Prepared Graduates in Music
Apply knowledge and skills through a variety of means to demonstrate musical concepts.
Perform with appropriate technique and expressive elements to communicate ideas and emotions.
Demonstrate practice and refinement processes to develop independent musicianship.
Compose, improvise, and arrange sounds and musical ideas to communicate purposeful intent.
Read, write, and analyze the elements of music through a variety of means to demonstrate musical literacy.
Aurally identify and differentiate musical elements to interpret and respond to music.
Evaluate and respond to music using criteria to make informed musical decisions.
Connect musical ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to understand relationships and influences.