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Gesamtkunstwerk. To more Americans, the word is simply a mouthful
of German. To the great operatic composer Richard Wagner,
it summed up what
the art form opera should beuniveral in its mix of poetry, drama,
and music. to students, it is the name of opportunity.
The opportunity to know about all the aspects of music by some of the
world's greatest composers.
The opportunity to attain a grasp of some of the knowledge and
spelled out in the National Standards for Music Education.
The National Standards for Music Education.
Standard 1: Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Standard 2: Performing instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of musc
Standard 3: Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Standard 4: Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Standard 5: Reading and notating music
Standard 6: Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Standard 7: Evaluaating music and musical performance
Standard 8: Understanding relationships between music; the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
Standard 9: Understandg music in relation to history and culture
All of the lessons in this page come from Opera. All of Music and More by MENC and the Metropolitan Opera, Teacher's Guide.