Voice Your Choice
Explore the idea of “musical excellence” with your students.
It’s not as easy as you may think. Aesthetic judgment is a difficult concept to both teach and understand. Yet, it is critical to developing both our own self-awareness, as well as an informed and invested understanding of our world—in the arts and beyond.
State content standards across the country reflect the need to allow students to develop their aesthetic judgment skills. Students need to be able to both analyze and evaluate music. They also need to be able to build the vocabulary and communication skills needed to effectively articulate their thoughts.
The PDF file below will help you get this discussion started. Click the link to download.
In order to provide you and your students with models of how to talk about musical excellence, we have created sample projects around three Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees from a range of time periods representing different styles of music: Chuck Berry (inducted 1986); Black Sabbath (inducted 2006), and Run-DMC (inducted 2009).
Looking for more resources to research your potential Inductee class? Download the PDF below!
Ready to use Voice Your Choice in your classroom? Check out some of the resources that we have compiled to give you ideas for projects in the PDF below. Have any questions? Swing us a line at [email protected].