Colorado Elementary Music Standards

Colorado Academic Standards in Music

Referenced from the Colorado Department of Education

​Standard 1: Expression of music

The expression of music is the demonstration of human thought and emotion through the medium of performance, which is a product of knowledge and skills gained in the study of music.

​Standard 2: Creation of music

The creation of music is the demonstration of learned skills in the composition, improvisation and arranging of music. Creating music involves writing music, fashioning new music from an existing piece of music, or forming an entirely new piece of music.

​Standard 3: 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, including musical performance and composition.

​Standard 4: Aesthetic valuation of music

The value of music focuses on the knowledge needed to make an informed evaluation and to provide a well-thought-out critique about a musical piece. It also addresses the beauty, heart and soul: the aesthetics of music. Valuing music will permit individuals to distinguish between a scholarly and an individual judgment of music.

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