K Music Standards

Ohio Music Standards: Kindergarten

Personal Choice and Vision: Students construct and solve problems of personal relevance and interest when expressing themselves through music.

Critical and Creative Thinking: Students combine and apply artistic and reasoning skills to imagine, create, realize and refine musical works in conventional and innovative ways and to understand the works produced and performed by others.

Authentic Application and Collaboration: Students work individually and in groups to focus ideas and create and perform music to address genuine local and global community needs.

Literacy: As consumers, critics and creators, students evaluate and understand visual and performing artworks and other texts produced in the media forms of the day.

Students will, at the appropriate developmental level:
A. Demonstrate how musical elements communicate meaning and emotion by playing, singing or moving to music.
B. Recognize the use of music for various purposes by performers and listeners in a variety of cultures.
C. Create music in simple forms to be performed with dance, drama or in response to a work of visual art.
D. Individually and collaboratively select ideas and a media form of the day to create musical pieces.
E. Use digital technology to listen to and study music recognizing instruments, voices, ensembles and musical forms.
F. Form and express opinions about music they hear in formal and informal live and recorded performances.

1CE Identify same and different (e.g., fast/slow, loud/soft, high/low and long/short).
2CE Explore steady beat and rhythm.
3CE Listen to and explore the music of various styles, composers, periods and cultures.
4CE Explore and identify a wide variety of sounds, including the human voice.
5CE Explore a variety of classroom instruments. (e.g., metals, skins and woods.).
6CE Attend live music performances.
7CE Identify a musician and his or her roles (e.g., composer, conductor and Performer.
8CE Explore connections between sound and its visual representation.

1PR Demonstrate same and different (e.g., fast/slow, loud/soft, high/low and long/short).
2PR Demonstrate a steady beat and maintain it while performing.
3PR Sing (using head voice and appropriate posture) and move to music of various and contrasting styles, composers and cultures.
4PR Create a wide variety of vocal and instrumental sounds.
5PR Play a variety of classroom instrument, alone and with others, and demonstrate proper technique.
6PR Demonstrate audience behavior appropriate for the context and style of music performed.
7PR Create a visual representation of sound.

1RE Share ideas about musical selections of various and contrasting styles, composers and musical periods.
2RE Describe how sounds and music are used in our daily lives.
3RE Describe the difference between steady beat and rhythm.
4RE Identify and connect a concept shared between music and another curricular subject.
5RE Identify and discuss various uses of music in the United States and the various meanings of the term “musician.”
6RE Respond to sound with a drawing of how the sound makes them feel.
7RE Offer opinions about their own musical experiences and responses to music.