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Topic: Ensemble performance 

Music

 Standard 1.  Sings, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 3.Blends vocal timbres, matches dynamic levels, and responds to the cues of a conductor when singing as part of a group
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Blends vocal timbres when singing as part of a group
     2.Matches dynamic levels when singing as part of a group
     3.Responds to the cues of a conductor when singing as part of a group
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Uses ensemble skills (e.g., balance, intonation, rhythmic unity)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses ensemble skills, such as balance, when performing vocally
     2.Uses ensemble skills, such as intonation, when performing vocally
     3.Uses ensemble skills, such as rhythmic unity, when performing vocally
 Standard 2.  Performs on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 4.Performs in groups (e.g., blends instrumental timbres, matches dynamic levels, responds to the cues of a conductor)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Demonstrates skills of group performance, such as blending instrumental timbres
     2.Demonstrates skills of group performance, such as matching dynamic levels
     3.Demonstrates skills of group performance, such as responding to the cues of a conductor
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 1.Performs on an instrument (e.g., band or orchestra instrument, keyboard instrument, fretted instrument such as guitar, electronic instrument) accurately and independently, alone and in small and large ensembles, with good posture, good playing position, and good breath, bow, or stick control
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Performs on a variety of instruments accurately and independently
     2.Performs on a variety of instruments alone and in small and large ensembles
     3.Performs on a variety of instruments with good posture
     4.Performs on a variety of instruments with good playing position
     5.Performs on an instrument with good breath control
     6.Performs on an instrument with good bow control
     7.Performs on an instrument with good stick control
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Uses ensemble skills (e.g., balance, intonation, rhythmic unity) when performing as part of a group
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses ensemble skills, such as balance, when performing on an instrument
     2.Uses ensemble skills, such as intonation when performing on an instrument
     3.Uses ensemble skills, such as rhythmic unity, when performing on an instrument