Music Technology and Sound Engineering 4 Honors (#1304330) 

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Course Standards

In addition to the listed benchmarks and standards, the following mathematical practices are required content:

MAFS.K12.MP.5.1: Use appropriate tools strategically.
MAFS.K12.MP.6.1: Attend to precision.
MAFS.K12.MP.7.1: Look for and make use of structure.

In addition to the listed benchmarks and standards, the following clusters and Language Arts standards are required content:

LAFS.1112.SL.1.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

MAFS.912.A-CED.1 Create equations that describe numbers or relationships.

Name Description
MU.912.C.1.1: Apply listening strategies to promote appreciation and understanding of unfamiliar musical works.
e.g., listening maps, active listening, checklists
MU.912.C.1.2: Compare, using correct music vocabulary, the aesthetic impact of two or more performances of a musical work to one’s own hypothesis of the composer’s intent.
e.g., quality recordings, individual and peer-group performances, composer notes, instrumentation, expressive elements, title
MU.912.C.2.1: Evaluate and make appropriate adjustments to personal performance in solo and ensembles.
MU.912.C.2.2: Evaluate performance quality in recorded and/or live performances.
MU.912.C.2.3: Evaluate one’s own or other’s compositions and/or improvisations and generate improvements independently or cooperatively.
MU.912.C.3.1: Make critical evaluations, based on exemplary models, of the quality and effectiveness of performances and apply the criteria to personal development in music.
MU.912.F.1.1: Analyze and evaluate the effect of "traditional" and contemporary technologies on the development of music.
MU.912.F.1.2: Incorporate or adapt new, emerging, or previously unfamiliar technology to create an innovative composition, music project, or related product.
MU.912.F.2.1: Design or refine a résumé for application to higher education or the workforce that highlights marketable skills and knowledge gained through music training.
e.g., repertoire lists, technology-based work, ability to research and analyze, and examples of leadership and collaborative skills
MU.912.F.2.2: Analyze the effect of the arts and entertainment industry on the economic and social health of communities and regions.
e.g., community revitalization, industry choosing new locations, cultural and social enrichment
MU.912.F.3.1: Analyze and describe how meeting one’s responsibilities in music offers opportunities to develop leadership skills, and identify personal examples of leadership in school and/or non-school settings.
MU.912.F.3.2: Summarize copyright laws that govern printed, recorded, and on-line music to promote legal and responsible use of intellectual property and technology.
MU.912.F.3.3: Define, prioritize, monitor, and successfully complete tasks related to individual musical performance or project presentation, without direct oversight, demonstrating skills for use in the workplace.
MU.912.F.3.4: Design and implement a personal learning plan, related to the study of music, which demonstrates self-assessment, brain-storming, decision-making, and initiative to advance skills and/or knowledge.
MU.912.H.1.1: Investigate and discuss how a culture’s traditions are reflected through its music.
e.g., patriotic, folk, celebration, entertainment, spiritual
MU.912.H.1.2: Compare the work of, and influences on, two or more exemplary composers in the performance medium studied in class.
e.g., vocal, instrumental, guitar, keyboard, electronic, handbells
MU.912.H.1.3: Compare two or more works of a composer across performance media.
e.g., orchestral and choral; guitar and string quartet; piano solo and piano concerto
MU.912.H.1.4: Analyze how Western music has been influenced by historical and current world cultures.
MU.912.H.1.5: Analyze music within cultures to gain understanding of authentic performance practices.
MU.912.H.2.2: Analyze current musical trends, including audience environments and music acquisition, to predict possible directions of music.
MU.912.H.2.3: Analyze the evolution of a music genre.
e.g., jazz, blues
MU.912.H.2.4: Examine the effects of developing technology on composition, performance, and acquisition of music.
MU.912.H.3.1: Apply knowledge of science, math, and music to demonstrate, through an acoustic or digital performance medium, how sound production affects musical performance.
e.g., acoustics, sound amplification, materials, mechanics
MU.912.H.3.2: Combine personal interest with skills and knowledge from a non-music class to explore, design, and present a music-based or music-enhanced topic of interest to demonstrate the ability to make transfers across contexts.
e.g., music and health, Holocaust, tolerance, African American history, world languages, scientific research, data analysis, problem-solving, public speaking
MU.912.O.1.1: Evaluate the organizational principles and conventions in musical works and discuss their effect on structure.
e.g., rhythm, melody, timbre, form, tonality, harmony, texture; solo, chamber ensemble, large ensemble
MU.912.O.2.1: Transfer accepted composition conventions and performance practices of a specific style to a contrasting style of music.
MU.912.O.3.1: Analyze expressive elements in a musical work and describe how the choices and manipulations of the elements support, for the listener, the implied meaning of the composer/performer.
e.g., tempo markings, expression markings, articulation markings, phrasing, scales, modes, harmonic structure, timbre choice, rhythm, orchestration
MU.912.S.1.2: Compose music for voices and/or acoustic, digital, or electronic instruments.
MU.912.S.1.3: Arrange a musical work by manipulating two or more aspects of the composition.
e.g., texture, mode, form, tempo, voicing
MU.912.S.1.6: Synthesize music, MIDI, pod-casting, webpage-development, and/or similar technology-based skills to share knowledge.
e.g., history of electronic music and musicians; physics of sound; signal flow; effects of MIDI on studios, instruments, musicians, and producers
MU.912.S.1.7: Combine and/or create virtual and audio instruments.
MU.912.S.1.8: Record, mix, and edit a recorded performance.
MU.912.S.1.9: Score music and use Foley art for a video segment or full video.
MU.912.S.2.2: Transfer expressive elements and performance techniques from one piece of music to another.
MU.912.S.3.1: Synthesize a broad range of musical skills by performing a varied repertoire with expression, appropriate stylistic interpretation, technical accuracy, and kinesthetic energy.
LAFS.1112.RST.2.4 (Archived Standard): Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11–12 texts and topics.
LAFS.1112.RST.3.7 (Archived Standard): Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
LAFS.1112.SL.1.2 (Archived Standard): Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.
LAFS.1112.SL.1.3 (Archived Standard): Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
LAFS.1112.SL.2.4 (Archived Standard): Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.
LAFS.1112.SL.2.5 (Archived Standard): Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
LAFS.1112.WHST.2.4 (Archived Standard): Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
LAFS.1112.WHST.2.6 (Archived Standard): Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.
LAFS.1112.WHST.3.7 (Archived Standard): Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
LAFS.1112.WHST.3.8 (Archived Standard): Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the specific task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.
LAFS.1112.WHST.3.9 (Archived Standard): Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
DA.912.S.2.1: Sustain focused attention, respect, and discipline during class, rehearsal, and performance.
ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1: English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting.

General Course Information and Notes


Students refine and build on previous experience to identify their own creative voice through music technology and sound engineering, independently integrating their knowledge of traditional musical elements with past and current technologies used to capture, create, mix, and present music of their own design. In keeping with the rigor expected in an Honors course, students undertake independent study that includes synthesis of learning and experience. Public performances may serve as a resource for specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend one or more performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.


Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Advanced courses require a greater demand on students through increased academic rigor.  Academic rigor is obtained through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted.  Students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. Honors level rigor will be achieved by increasing text complexity through text selection, focus on high-level qualitative measures, and complexity of task. Instruction will be structured to give students a deeper understanding of conceptual themes and organization within and across disciplines. Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work.

English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link:

General Information

Course Number: 1304330 Course Path: Section: Grades PreK to 12 Education Courses > Grade Group: Grades 9 to 12 and Adult Education Courses > Subject: Music Education > SubSubject: Music Technology >
Abbreviated Title: MUS TECH & SO ENG 4 HON
Number of Credits: One (1) credit
Course Attributes:
  • Honors
  • Florida Standards Course
Course Type: Core Academic Course Course Level: 3
Course Status: Terminated
Grade Level(s): 9,10,11,12
Graduation Requirement: Performing/Fine Arts

Educator Certifications

Music Education (Secondary Grades 7-12)
Music (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)
Vocal Music (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)
Instrumental Music (Secondary Grades 7-12)
Instrumental Music (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)

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