AP® MUSIC THEORY
The aim of this course is to improve students’ overall musicianship, focusing on performance, aural, analytical, and composition skills. Students will be able to understand music on a deeper level and to relate the theory to their personal instrument and practice. They will challenge themselves by stepping out of their comfort zones and trying something new. AP® Music Theory is an intensive, fast-paced course that touches on aspects of melody, harmony, texture, form, musical analysis, and composition. This course includes an aural section of sight-singing, melodic and harmonic dictation, and intensive ear training. Each student will compose and perform original compositions, both as an individual and in a group setting. All students enrolled in this course take the Advanced Placement exam in the spring. This is a crucial course for anyone looking to pursue music professionally or for anyone who wants to pursue their passion in music.
Prerequisite: Ability to read at least one clef of music and proficiency in an instrument or voice
Approved by: the College Board
Course Year: September 2018 - May 2019
"I just want to say that while this is a really challenging course (probably one of the most challenging I've taken in my high school years thus far!), I'm so, so, so happy I decided to take it. Not only is music theory something I'm passionate about. It's now something I'm becoming good at, and the more I work on my skills, the more I know I will improve! This course is so interactive and I actually look forward to many of the assignments. I feel inspired to succeed and even if I don't end up doing music professionally, I know taking this course was a great idea!"
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