ERIC Number: ED370859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Maine Music Curriculum and Standards Guide K-12 Classroom Vocal Instrumental.
Hall, Louis, Ed.
This document is the result of a two-year process to develop a complete music curriculum and standards guide for Maine schools. It is arranged in four parts or "strands." Strand 1 covers classroom music from kindergarten through grade 12. Strand 2 addresses the vocal music program, and strand 3 the instrumental program for the same levels. Strand 4 includes additional guidelines for system wide issues such as curriculum planning and professional development. This guide is designed as a working outline to assist teachers and school systems in developing and personalizing their individual music curriculums. To help facilitate that, worksheet pages are included in each section with directions for use. The guide assumes a minimal program schedule to reflect the present conditions in the majority of Maine schools, that is classes meeting weekly all year for forty minute sessions, with a trained music specialist. It is cautioned that achievement of excellence in education and mastery learning requires a much more supportive schedule to make possible the enriched program of musical learning and experience which every child deserves. Descriptions of requirements to support an enriched program are included in a standards section within each strand. Musical concepts are divided into six musical elements: (1) melody; (2) harmony; (3) rhythm; (4) form; (5) timbre; and (6) expressive qualities. The guide includes definitions of these terms, a list of topic units, and lists of music experiences necessary for the quality teaching of those elements. Music concepts are divided into grade level groupings within each strand's curriculum portion, while topic units may be assigned to different grades. (DK)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Bands (Music), Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Music Activities, Music Education, Vocal Music
Maine Music Educators Association, Department of Music, University of South Maine, Gorham, ME 04038.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maine Music Educators Association.