Model Curriculum Table

PA Big Ideas and National Standards Artistic Processes
  1. The skills, techniques, elements, and principles of the arts can be learned, studied, refined, and practiced
  2. Artists use tools and resources as well as their own experiences and skills to create art
  3. The arts provide a medium to understand and exchange ideas
  4. Humans have expressed experiences and ideas through the arts throughout time and across cultures
  5. There are formal and informal processes used to assess the quality of works in the arts
  6. People use both aesthetic and critical processes to assess the quality of works in the arts
  1. Creating, Performing, Responding, and Connecting
  2. Creating, Connecting
  3. Creating, Performing, Responding, Connecting
  4. Creating, Performing, Connecting
  5. Performing, Responding, Connecting
  6. Performing, Responding, Connecting
National Standards/Artistic Processes/Enduring Understandings
Creating Performing Responding Connecting
The creative ideas, concepts, and feelings that influence musicians’ work emerge from a variety of sources Performers’ interest in and knowledge of musical works, understanding of their own technical skill, and the context for a performance influence the selection of repertoire Individuals’ selection of musical works is influenced by their interests, experiences, understanding, and purposes Musicians’ connect their personal interests, experiences, ideas, and knowledge to creating, performing, and responding
Musicians’ creative choices are influenced by their own experiences and skills to create art Analyzing creators’ context and how they manipulate elements of music provides insight into their intent and informs performances Response to music is informed by analyzing context (social, cultural and historical) and how creators and performers manipulate the elements of music Understanding connections to varied contexts and daily life enhances musicians’ creating, performing, and responding
Musicians’ evaluate and refine their work through openness to new ideas, persistence, and the application of appropriate criteria Performers’ make interpretive decisions based on their understanding of context and expressive intent Through their use of elements and structures of music, creators and performers provide clues to their expressive intent  
Musicians’ presentation of creative work is the culmination of a process of creation and communication To express their musical ideas, musicians’ analyze, evaluate, and refine their performance over time through openness to new ideas, persistence and the application of appropriate criteria The personal evaluation of musical works and performances are informed by analysis, interpretation, and established criteria  
  Musicians’ judge performance based on criteria that vary across time, place, and cultures