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Standard 1.Sings, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   1. Sings simple, familiar songs (e.g., nursery rhymes, traditional children’s songs)
   2. Sings invented songs
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   1. Sings ostinatos (repetition of a short musical pattern), partner songs, and rounds
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   1. Sings on pitch and in rhythm, with appropriate timbre, diction, and posture, and maintains a steady tempo
   2. Sings expressively, with appropriate dynamics, phrasing, and interpretation
   3. Blends vocal timbres, matches dynamic levels, and responds to the cues of a conductor when singing as part of a group
   4. Knows songs representing genres (e.g., march, work song, lullaby, Dixieland) and styles (e.g., of various composers, nations) from diverse cultures
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   1. Sings with good breath control, expression, and technical accuracy (e.g., appropriate timbre, intonation, and diction; correct pitches and rhythms) at a level that includes modest ranges and changes of tempo, key, and meter
   2. Sings music written in two and three parts
   3. Knows music that represents diverse genres (e.g., sonata, madrigal, jazz, barbershop) and cultures
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   1. Sings a varied repertoire of vocal literature with expression and technical accuracy at a moderate level of difficulty (e.g., attention to phrasing and interpretation, various meters and rhythms in a variety of keys)
   2. Sings music written in four parts, with and without accompaniment
   3. Uses ensemble skills (e.g., balance, intonation, rhythmic unity)