• Below you will find the Florida Standards for elementary music:
     
    Kindergarten:

       --MU.K.C.1.1: Respond to music from various sound sources to show awareness of steady beat. 


       --MU.K.C.1.2: Identify various sounds in a piece of music.  (2)

        

    --MU.K.C.1.3: Identify, visually and aurally, pitched and unpitched classroom instruments. (3)

     

    MU.K.C.1.4: Identify singing, speaking, and whispering voices. (4)
       

      

    MU.K.C.2.1: Identify similarities and/or differences in a performance. (5)

       

    MU.K.C.3.1: Share opinions about selected pieces of music. (6)
       

      

    MU.K.F.1.1: Respond to and explore music through creative play and found sounds in the music classroom. (7)

       

    MU.K.F.3.1: Exhibit age-appropriate music and life skills that will add to the success in the music classroom. (8)
       

      

    MU.K.H.1.1: Respond to music from diverse cultures through singing and movement. (9)
       

      

    MU.K.H.2.1: Respond to and/or perform folk music of American cultural sub-groups. (10)

       

     MU.K.H.3.1: Perform simple songs, finger plays, and rhymes to experience connections among music, language, and numbers. (11)
       

      

    MU.K.O.1.1: Respond to beat, rhythm, and melodic line through imitation. (12)
       

      

     MU.K.O.1.2: Identify similarities and differences in melodic phrases and/or rhythm patterns. (13)
       

      

    MU.K.O.3.1: Respond to music to demonstrate how it makes one feel. (14)

       

     MU.K.S.1.1: Improvise a response to a musical question sung or played by someone else. (15)

      

     MU.K.S.2.1: Sing or play songs from memory. (16)

       

     MU.K.S.3.1: Sing songs of limited range appropriate to the young child and use the head voice. (17)
       

      

     MU.K.S.3.2: Perform simple songs and accompaniments. (18)
       

      

     MU.K.S.3.3: Match pitches in a song or musical phrase in one or more keys. (19)
       

      

      MU.K.S.3.4: Imitate simple rhythm patterns played by the teacher or a peer. (20)
       

      

    1st Grade:

      

    MU.1.C.1.1: Respond to specific, teacher-selected musical characteristics in a song or instrumental piece. (1)
       

      

    MU.1.C.1.2: Respond to music from various sound sources to show awareness of differences in musical ideas. (2)
       

      

    MU.1.C.1.3: Classify instruments into pitched and unpitched percussion families. (3)
       

      

    MU.1.C.1.4: Differentiate between music performed by one singer and music performed by a group of singers. (4)
       

    MU.1.C.2.1: Identify the similarities and differences between two performances of a familiar song. (5)
       

      

    MU.1.C.3.1: Share different thoughts or feelings people have about selected pieces of music. (6)
       

      

    MU.1.F.1.1: Create sounds or movement freely with props, instruments, and/or found sounds in response to various music styles and/or elements. (7)
       

      

    MU.1.F.2.1: Describe how he or she likes to participate in music. (8)
       

      

    MU.1.F.3.1: Demonstrate appropriate manners and teamwork necessary for success in a music classroom. (9)
       

      

    MU.1.H.1.1: Perform simple songs, dances, and musical games from a variety of cultures. (10)
       

    MU.1.H.1.2: Explain the work of a composer. (11)
       

      

    MU.1.H.2.1: Identify and perform folk music used to remember and honor America and its cultural heritage. (12)
       

    MU.1.H.3.1: Explore the use of instruments and vocal sounds to replace or enhance specified words or phrases in children’s songs, choral readings of poems and stories, and/or chants. (13)
       

      

    MU.1.O.1.1: Respond to contrasts in music as a foundation for understanding structure. (14)
       

      

    MU.1.O.1.2: Identify patterns of a simple, four-measure song or speech piece. (15)

      

    MU.1.O.3.1: Respond to changes in tempo and/or dynamics within musical examples. (16)
       

      

      MU.1.S.1.1: Improvise a four-beat response to a musical question sung or played by someone else. (17)
       

      

      MU.1.S.3.1: Sing simple songs in a group, using head voice and maintaining pitch. (18)

     

    MU.1.S.3.2: Play three- to five-note melodies and/or accompaniments on classroom instruments. (19)
       

    MU.1.S.3.3: Sing simple la-sol-mi patterns at sight. (20)

    MU.1.S.3.4: Match simple aural rhythm patterns in duple meter with written patterns. (21)
         

    MU.1.S.3.5: Show visual representation of simple melodic patterns performed by the teacher or a peer. (22)

     


    2nd Grade:

      MU.2.C.1.1: Identify appropriate listening skills for learning about musical examples selected by the teacher. (1)
       

      

    MU.2.C.1.2: Respond to a piece of music and discuss individual interpretations. (2)
       

      

    MU.2.C.1.3: Classify unpitched instruments into metals, membranes, shakers, and wooden categories. (3)
       

      

    MU.2.C.1.4: Identify child, adult male, and adult female voices by timbre. (4)
       

    MU.2.C.2.1: Identify strengths and needs in classroom performances of familiar songs. (5)
       

      

    MU.2.C.3.1: Discuss why musical characteristics are important when forming and discussing opinions about music. (6)
       

      

    MU.2.F.1.1: Create a musical performance that brings a story or poem to life. (7)
       

    MU.2.F.2.1: Describe how people participate in music. (8)
       

      

    MU.2.F.3.1: Collaborate with others in a music presentation and discuss what was successful and what could be improved. (9)
       

      

    MU.2.H.1.1: Perform songs, musical games, dances, and simple instrumental accompaniments from a variety of cultures. (10)
       

      

    MU.2.H.1.2: Identify the primary differences between composed and folk music. (11)
       

      

    MU.2.H.2.1: Discuss how music is used for celebrations in American and other cultures. (12)
         

    MU.2.H.3.1: Perform and compare patterns, aurally and visually, found in songs, finger plays, or rhymes to gain a foundation for exploring patterns in other contexts. (13)
       

      

    MU.2.O.1.1: Identify basic elements of music in a song or instrumental excerpt. (14)
       

    MU.2.O.1.2: Identify the form of a simple piece of music. (15)
       

      

    MU.2.O.3.1: Describe changes in tempo and dynamics within a musical work. (16)
       

      

    MU.2.S.1.1: Improvise short phrases in response to a given musical question. (17)
       

      

    MU.2.S.1.2: Create simple ostinati to accompany songs or poems. (18)
       

      

    MU.2.S.2.1: Sing or play songs, which may include changes in dynamics, lyrics, and form, from memory. (19)
       

      

    MU.2.S.3.1: Sing songs in an appropriate range, using head voice and maintaining pitch. (20)

    MU.2.S.3.2: Play simple melodies and/or accompaniments on classroom instruments. (21)

       

    MU.2.S.3.3: Sing simple la-sol-mi-do patterns at sight. (22)
       

      

    MU.2.S.3.4: Compare aural melodic patterns with written patterns to determine whether they are the same or different. (23)
       

      

    MU.2.S.3.5: Show visual, gestural, and traditional representation of simple melodic patterns performed by someone else. (24)

     

    3rd Grade:
     

    MU.3.C.1.1: Describe listening skills and how they support appreciation of musical works. (1)
      

    MU.3.C.1.2: Respond to a musical work in a variety of ways and compare individual interpretations. (2)
       

    MU.3.C.1.3: Identify families of orchestral and band instruments. (3)
       

     

    MU.3.C.1.4: Discriminate between unison and two-part singing. (4)
       

      

    MU.3.C.2.1: Evaluate performances of familiar music using teacher-established criteria. (5)
       

      

    MU.3.C.3.1: Identify musical characteristics and elements within a piece of music when discussing the value of the work. (6)
       

      

    MU.3.F.1.1: Enhance the meaning of a story or poem by creating a musical interpretation using voices, instruments, movement, and/or found sounds. (7)
       

      

    MU.3.F.2.1: Identify musicians in the school, community, and media. (8)
       

    MU.3.F.2.2: Describe opportunities for personal music-making. (9)
       

      

    MU.3.F.3.1: Collaborate with others to create a musical presentation and acknowledge individual contributions as an integral part of the whole. (10)
       

      

    MU.3.H.1.1: Compare indigenous instruments of specified cultures. (11)
       

      

    MU.3.H.1.2: Identify significant information about specified composers and one or more of their musical works. (12)

    MU.3.H.1.3: Identify timbre(s) in music from a variety of cultures. (13)
       

      

    MU.3.H.2.1: Discuss how music in America was influenced by people and events in its history. (14)
       

      

    MU.3.H.3.1: Experience and discuss, using correct music and other relevant content-area vocabulary, similarities in the use of pattern, line, and form in music and other teacher-selected contexts. (15)
       

      

    MU.3.O.1.1: Identify, using correct music vocabulary, the elements in a musical work. (16)
       

      

    MU.3.O.1.2: Identify and describe the musical form of a familiar song. (17)

       

    MU.3.O.2.1: Rearrange melodic or rhythmic patterns to generate new phrases. (18)
       

    MU.3.O.3.1: Describe how tempo and dynamics can change the mood or emotion of a piece of music. (19)
       

      

    MU.3.S.1.1: Improvise rhythms or melodies over ostinati. (20)
       

    MU.3.S.1.2: Create an alternate ending to a familiar song. (21)
       

    MU.3.S.2.1: Identify patterns in songs to aid the development of sequencing and memorization skills. (22)

       

    MU.3.S.3.1: Sing rounds, canons, or ostinati in an appropriate range, using head voice and maintaining pitch. (23)
       

      

    MU.3.S.3.2: Play melodies and layered ostinati, using proper instrumental technique, on pitched and unpitched instruments. (24)
       

         

    MU.3.S.3.3: Sing simple la-sol-mi-re-do patterns at sight. (25)
       

      

    MU.3.S.3.4: Match simple aural rhythm patterns in duple and triple meter with written patterns. (26)
       

     


    4th grade:

    MU.4.C.1.1: Develop effective listening strategies and describe how they can support appreciation of musical works. (1)
       

     

    MU.4.C.1.2: Describe, using correct music vocabulary, what is heard in a specific musical work. (2)
       

    MU.4.C.1.3: Classify orchestral and band instruments as strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, or keyboard. (3)
       

      

    MU.4.C.1.4: Identify and describe the four primary voice parts, i.e., soprano, alto, tenor, bass. (4)
       

    MU.4.C.2.1: Identify and describe basic music performance techniques to provide a foundation for critiquing one’s self and others. (5)
       

      

    MU.4.C.2.2: Critique specific techniques in one’s own and others’ performances using teacher-established criteria. (6)

       

    MU.4.C.3.1: Describe characteristics that make various musical works appealing. (7)

       

    MU.4.F.1.1: Create new interpretations of melodic or rhythmic pieces by varying or adding dynamics, timbre, tempo, lyrics, and/or movement. (8)
       

      

    MU.4.F.2.1: Describe roles and careers of selected musicians. (9)
       

      

    MU.4.F.3.1: Identify the characteristics and behaviors displayed by successful student musicians, and discuss how these qualities will contribute to success beyond the music classroom. (10)
       

    MU.4.F.3.2: Discuss the safe, legal way to download songs and other media. (11)
       

      

    MU.4.H.1.1: Examine and describe a cultural tradition, other than one’s own, learned through its musical style and/or use of authentic instruments. (12)
       

      

    MU.4.H.1.2: Describe the influence of selected composers on the musical works and practices or traditions of their time. (13)
       

      

    MU.4.H.1.3: Identify pieces of music that originated from cultures other than one’s own. (14)
       

      

    MU.4.H.2.1: Perform, listen to, and discuss music related to Florida’s history. (15)
       

      

    MU.4.H.2.2: Identify ways in which individuals of varying ages and cultures experience music. (16)
       

      

    MU.4.H.3.1: Identify connections among music and other contexts, using correct music and other relevant content-area vocabulary, and explore how learning in one academic area can help with knowledge or skill acquisition in a different academic area. (17)
       

      

    MU.4.O.1.1: Compare musical elements in different types of music, using correct music vocabulary, as a foundation for understanding the structural conventions of specific styles. (18)
       

      

    MU.4.O.2.1: Create variations for selected melodies. (19)
       

      

    MU.4.O.3.1: Identify how expressive elements and lyrics affect the mood or emotion of a song. (20)
       

    MU.4.O.3.2: Apply expressive elements to a vocal or instrumental piece and, using correct music vocabulary, explain one’s choices. (21)
       

      

    MU.4.S.1.1: Improvise phrases, using familiar songs. (22)

       

    MU.4.S.1.2: Create melodic patterns using a variety of sound sources. (23)
       

      

    MU.4.S.1.3: Arrange a familiar song for voices or instruments by manipulating form. (24)
       

      

    MU.4.S.2.1: Apply knowledge of musical structure to aid in sequencing and memorization and to internalize details of rehearsal and performance. (25)
       

      

    MU.4.S.3.1: Sing rounds, canons, and/or partner songs in an appropriate range, using proper vocal technique and maintaining pitch. (26)
       

      

    MU.4.S.3.2: Play rounds, canons, or layered ostinati on classroom instruments. (27)
       

      

    MU.4.S.3.3: Perform extended pentatonic melodies at sight. (28)
       

      

    MU.4.S.3.4: Play simple ostinati, by ear, using classroom instruments. (29)

       

    MU.4.S.3.5: Notate simple rhythmic phrases and extended pentatonic melodies using traditional notation. (30)
       

     

     

    5th Grade: 

    MU.5.C.1.1: Discuss and apply listening strategies to support appreciation of musical works. (1)

       

    MU.5.C.1.2: Hypothesize and discuss, using correct music vocabulary, the composer’s intent for a specific musical work. (2)
       

      

    MU.5.C.1.3: Identify, aurally, selected instruments of the band and orchestra. (3)

      

    MU.5.C.1.4: Identify, aurally, the four primary voice parts, i.e., soprano, alto, tenor, bass, of a mixed choir. (4)
       

    MU.5.C.2.1: Define criteria, using correct music vocabulary, to critique one’s own and others’ performance. (5)
       

      

    MU.5.C.2.2: Describe changes, using correct music vocabulary, in one’s own and/or others’ performance over time. (6)
       

    MU.5.C.3.1: Develop criteria to evaluate an exemplary musical work from a specific period or genre. (7)
       

      

    MU.5.F.1.1: Create a performance, using visual, kinesthetic, digital, and/or acoustic means to manipulate musical elements. (8)
       

      

    MU.5.F.2.1: Describe jobs associated with various types of concert venues and performing arts centers. (9)
       

      

    MU.5.F.2.2: Explain why live performances are important to the career of the artist and the success of performance venues. (10)
       

      

    MU.5.F.3.1: Examine and discuss the characteristics and behaviors displayed by successful student musicians that can be applied outside the music classroom.  (11)

    MU.5.F.3.2: Practice safe, legal, and responsible acquisition and use of music media, and describe why it is important to do so. (12)
       

      

    MU.5.H.1.1: Identify the purposes for which music is used within various cultures. (13)
       

      

    MU.5.H.1.2: Compare and describe the compositional characteristics used by two or more composers whose works are studied in class. (14)
       

    MU.5.H.1.3: Compare stylistic and musical features in works originating from different cultures. (15)
       

      

    MU.5.H.2.1: Examine the contributions of musicians and composers for a specific historical period. (16)
       

    MU.5.H.2.2: Describe how technology has changed the way audiences experience music. (17)
       

      

    MU.5.H.3.1: Examine critical-thinking processes in music and describe how they can be transferred to other disciplines. (18)
       

      

    MU.5.O.1.1: Analyze, using correct music vocabulary, the use of musical elements in various styles of music as a foundation for understanding the creative process. (19)
       

      

    MU.5.O.2.1: Create a new melody from two or more melodic motifs. (20)

    MU.5.O.3.1: Examine and explain how expressive elements, when used in a selected musical work, affect personal response. (21)
       

      

    MU.5.O.3.2: Perform expressive elements in a vocal or instrumental piece as indicated by the score and/or conductor. (22)
       

      

    MU.5.S.1.1: Improvise rhythmic and melodic phrases to create simple variations on familiar melodies. (23)
       

      

    MU.5.S.1.2: Compose short vocal or instrumental pieces using a variety of sound sources. (24)
       

    MU.5.S.1.3: Arrange a familiar song by manipulating specified aspects of music. (25)
       

         

    MU.5.S.1.4: Sing or play simple melodic patterns by ear with support from the teacher. (26)
       

    MU.5.S.2.1: Use expressive elements and knowledge of musical structure to aid in sequencing and memorization and to internalize details of rehearsals and performance. (27)
       

      

    MU.5.S.2.2: Apply performance techniques to familiar music. (28)
       

    MU.5.S.2.3: Perform simple diatonic melodies at sight. (29)
       

      

    MU.5.S.3.1: Sing part songs in an appropriate range, using proper vocal technique and maintaining pitch. (30)
       

      

    MU.5.S.3.2: Play melodies and accompaniments, using proper instrumental technique, on pitched and unpitched instruments. (31)
       

      

    MU.5.S.3.4: Play melodies and accompaniments, by ear, using classroom instruments. (32)
       

      

    MU.5.S.3.5: Notate rhythmic phrases and simple diatonic melodies using traditional notation. (33)