By Grade 4, children can read basic music. They begin to listen to, and identify, different musical styles and are introduced to instrumental ensembles. For more information see: http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/standards/
Wisconsin’s Model Academic Standards for Music represent a vision of what students should know and be able to do in music. In view of the current and continuing research on the effects of music education on cognition, implementation of these standards can greatly benefit developing minds.
Sings or performs a variety of music-independently or in groups
Reads music symbols and notes and uses them to compose and to evaluate and analyze music
Identifies, describes, classifies, and responds to music of various cultures and historical periods