In this class we learn about the nuts and bolts that make music "tick". Students in AP Music will be introduced to the elements of music theory and composition, and will learn how these elements are used in music. The emphasis will be on rules of theory and composition, ear training, sight singing, and keyboard skills. Students will be prepared for and encouraged to take the AP Music Theory Exam in May.
Regardless of how extensive your background in music may 0r may not be, you will come away from the class having gained a better understanding of the way music is created, and increase your confidence in the skills all musicians need to develop and refine.
This space will be updated regularly, so if you miss class, check here so you know what we did and you can catch up. Important reminders and announcements will be posted here as well.
The Disclosure Document and Course Syllabus for the AP Music is accessible through the link below. Be sure you read it thoroughly and completely, and share it with your parents. Remember to turn in the AP Assignment (which requires signatures) given out on the first day of class. It is due on August 28, 2015 (Friday).
There are three keys to success in this class. If you follow them, you will gain the skills and understanding that wait for you at the end of the year. . .and you'll probably get a very good grade AND pass the AP Music exam. These keys are: 1) come to class regularly, on time and prepared, 2) keep up with the homework, and 3) if you don't understand something in class, ask for help.
This is not Rocket Science! You can do this! I am here to help you succeed, so please don't try to "go it alone."