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Content Provider
Contact Information
Mike Dee
mdee@msmnyc.edu
120 Claremont Avenue

New York, NY 10027
(917) 493-4514
Program Title
Singing Legends, Dancing Lions
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
   based on 2 evaluation(s).
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4Public Library: Library Patrons
Maximum Number of Participants
30
Minimum Number of Participants
n/a
Primary Disciplines
International, Foreign/World Languages, Performing Arts Music Performance
Video Clip
Program Description
Singing Legends, Dancing Lions: An Exploration of Chinese Music Traditions
Travel to the Far East for an exciting exploration of Chinese music traditions. Teaching artist Jing Yang reveals the secrets behind Beijing Opera and the Lion Dance with live music, engaging videos, interactive movement and more. Students will learn Chinese words and characters. A perfect program for classes looking for an enriching cultural journey.
Program Format
An MSM teaching artist will lead the presentation on two main topics - namely, Beijing Opera and the Lion Dance.
Objectives
Participants will:
- engage in activities to learn about Chinese cultural traditions
- enjoy, describe and move to live music and audio/video examples
- discover the ways in which music fits into Chinese culture
- learn basic Chinese words and characters
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
National Standards for Speaking and Listening (Common Core)
Grade 2
Comprehension and Collaboration
1d Seek to understand and communicate with individuals from different backgrounds
3 Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
6 Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification
Grade 3
Comprehension and Collaboration
1d Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion
1e Seek to understand and communicate with individuals from different cultural backgrounds
3 Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
6 Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification
Grade 4
Comprehension and Collaboration
1c Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others
1e Seek to understand and communicate with individuals from different perspectives and cultural backgrounds

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Language (Common Core)
Grade 2 and 3
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
5a Identify real-life connections between words and their use

National Arts Learning Standards

Core Standard: Performing, Presenting, Producing

Anchor Standard #4. Analyze, interpret, and select artistic work for presentation.

(MU:Pr4.2.1) a. With limited guidance, demonstrate knowledge of music concepts (such as beat and melodic contour) in music from a variety of cultures selected for performance.

(MU:Pr4.2.2) a. Demonstrate knowledge of music concepts (such as tonality and meter) in music from a variety of cultures selected for performance.

(MU:Pr4.2.3) a. Demonstrate understanding of the structure in music selected for performance.

(MU:Pr4.2.4) a. Demonstrate understanding of the structure and the elements of music (such as rhythm, pitch, and form ) in music selected for performance.

Core Standard: Responding

Anchor Standard #7. Perceive and analyze artistic work.
(DA:Re.7.1.2) b. Demonstrate and describe observed or performed dance movements from a specific genre or culture

(MU:Re7.2.2) a. Describe how specific music concepts are used to support a specific purpose in music.

(MU:Re7.2.3) a. Demonstrate and describe how a response to music can be informed by the structure , the use of the elements of music , and context (such as personal and social ).

(MU:Re7.2.4) a. Demonstrate and explain how responses to music are informed by the structure, the use of the elements of music, and context (such as social and cultural ).

Anchor Standard #8. Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.

(MU:Re8.1.2) a. Demonstrate knowledge of music concepts and how they support creators’/ performers’ expressive intent.

(MU:Re8.1-4) a. Demonstrate and describe how the expressive qualities (such as dynamics and tempo ) are used in performers’ interpretations to reflect expressive intent.

Anchor Standard #9. Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.

(DA:Re9.1.2) Observe or demonstrate dances from a genre or culture. Discuss movements and other aspects of the dances that make the dances work well, and explain why they work. Use simple dance terminology.

(MU:Re9.1.3-4) a. Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria , and describe appropriateness to the context.

Core Standard: Connecting

Anchor Standard #10. Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

(MU:Cn10.0.2) a. Demonstrate how interests, knowledge, and skills relate to personal choices and intent when creating, performing, and responding to music.
Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.

(MU:Cn11.0.2-4) a. Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life.

State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
New York
The Arts
Standard 1 - Creating, Performing, and Participating in the Arts
Elementary
1e Identify and use, in individual and group experiences, some of the roles, processes and actions used in performing and composing music of their own and others
Standard 2 - Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources
Elementary
2f Discuss ways that music is used by various members of the community
Standard 3 - Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art
Elementary
3c Discuss the basic means by which the voice and instruments can alter pitch, loudness, duration and timbre
3d Describe the music’s context in terms related to its social and psychological functions and settings (e.g. the roles of participants, the effects of music, uses of music with other events or objects, etc.)
3e Describe their understandings of particular pieces of music and how they relate to their surroundings
Standard 4 - Understanding the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts
Elementary
4c Identify the primary cultural, geographical, and historical settings for the music they listen to and perform
Program Length
45 minutes or one regular class period
Program Cost
By Request: $250.00
Program Fee Notes
A $40 fee is charged for each additional endpoint.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy Cancellations must be made at least two (2) business days prior to videoconference session. Failure to do so will result in a cancellation fee equivalent to the program fee. Weather Policy In the event of severe, inclement weather preventing a scheduled videoconference session from occurring, Manhattan School of Music and partner will reschedule the conference in a timely manner so that the educational collaboration may continue. Manhattan School of Music and partner agree to notify one another should there be a forecast for severe, inclement weather at their respective location. Please contact Mike Dee at mdee@msmnyc.edu immediately to coordinate appropriate action. Technical Troubleshooting Policy In the event of technical malfunctions or disruptions that arise before or during a scheduled videoconference session due to network carrier(s) services or videoconferencing technologies on the Manhattan School of Music or partner premises, Manhattan School of Music and partner technical support services will make every effort to remedy these issues in a timely, cooperative, and efficient manner so that the scheduled conferences may proceed as scheduled. If it is determined that the session cannot proceed, Manhattan School of Music and partner agree to reschedule the conference in a timely manner so that the educational collaboration may continue.
Is recording allowed?
No

Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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