Elementary Music Standards and Benchmarks

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					Standards and Benchmarks Music Grade 5

Standard 1. Sings, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
Mus 5.1.1 Sings in simple harmony, demonstrating beginning choral behaviors and skills in group

Mus 5.1.2 Sings melodies within the range of an octave and a half.

Mus 5.1.3 Responds to conducting cues indicating musical expression and phrasing.

Standard 2. Performs on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
Mus 5.2.1 Maintains a melodic pattern independently within the diatonic scale.

Mus 5.2.2 Echoes and performs rhythmic and melodic patterns in duple and triple meter with
body percussion and classroom instruments.

Mus 5.2.3 Echoes and performs melodies and melodic patterns within the octave scale on barred

Mus 5.2.4 Performs I, IV and V or V7 chords to accompany a three-chord melody with classroom

Mus 5.2.5 Performs songs within the octave scale on a basic wind instrument, for example, the

Standard 3. Responds to music with movement.
Mus 5.3.1 Uses movement to enhance music, stories and poems.

Mus 5.3.2 Performs line and circle dances.

Standard 4. Employs creativity in a variety of music experiences.
Mus 5.4.1 Uses classroom instruments, body percussion and movement.

Mus 5.4.2 Creates new lyrics to familiar songs.

Mus 5.4.3 Composes melodies within specific guidelines.

Standard 5. Reads and notates music.
Mus 5.5.1 Reads, performs, and notates simple rhythmic patterns (using sixteenth notes, eighth
notes, eighth rests, quarter notes, quarter rests, half notes, dotted half notes, whole notes and
whole rests) in duple and triple meter from traditional notation.

Mus 4.5.2 Reads, performs, and notates melodic patterns using an octave scale on the treble clef
from traditional notation.

Mus 5.5.3 Reads, performs, and notates notes on the bass clef from traditional notation.

Mus 5.5.4 Identifies and describes theme and variations form.

Mus 5.5.5 Identifies the function of the bottom number of a meter signature.

Standard 6. Listens to, analyzes, and describes music.
Mus 5.6.1 Identifies and distinguishes voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass, in a variety of listening

Mus 5.6.2 Identifies instruments when presented visually and aurally, including instruments from
other cultures.

Mus 5.6.3 Identifies instrumental ensembles when presented visually and aurally.

Mus 5.6.4 Describes specific music characteristics using appropriate vocabulary (meter, tonality,

Standard 7. Evaluates music and music performances.
Mus 5.7.1 Evaluates one’s own and others’ performances and describes what was successful
and what should be changed to adjust accordingly.

Mus 5.7.2 Evaluates a composition or performance using specific characteristics (for example:
pitch and tone)

Standard 8. Exhibits respect for the contributions of self and others in a music setting.
Mus 5.8.1 Contributes to a group effort of making music.

Mus 5.8.2 Participates in music activities that involve sharing, taking turns, and other ways of
demonstrating good citizenship.

Mus 5.8.3 Demonstrates appropriate audience behavior in such settings as the classroom and
school performances.

Standard 9. Understands relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines
outside the arts.
Mus 5.9.1 Demonstrates a basic understanding of concepts in music, theater, visual arts and
dance that are similar.

Mus 5.9.2 Identifies ways in which language arts, social studies, math, science and technology
relate to music.

Mus 5.9.3 Performs songs that contain cross-curricular connections.

Standard 10. Understands music in relation to history and culture.
Mus 5.10.1 Identifies a selected composer and his/her music composition(s).

Mus 5.10.2 Performs music, dances and games from a variety of cultures.

Mus 5.10.3 Knows that music can differ in various cultures.

Mus 5.10.4 Understands the use of music in daily life (celebrations, parades, sporting events).

Mus 5.10.5 Experiences music from a variety of styles and historical periods.

Mus 5.10.6 Identifies a personal preference for a specific type of music.

Mus 5.10.7 Identifies the role of musicians in schools and in the community.