AP Music Theory
AP Music Theory is offered to those students who want to learn
and understand the basic language and grammar of music including note
reading, sight singing, music notation, harmonic analysis and part
writing. By incorporating The National Standards of Teaching Music, the
student will gain a thorough understanding of music composition and
fundamental theory. Additionally, the student will practice and master
ear-traing skills and recognize the development of music from a
cultural and historical perspective. Assignments will vary from both
performance-based and analytically-based types. The ultimate goal
of the course is to prepare the student to pass the AP Music Theory
Exam at the conclusion of the course.
Music Through the Ages
This Upper School semester course studies the evolution of music from ancient civilizations to today. This survey course discusses music history, study of composers, as well as listening analysis. Students will study the major periods such as the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, Jazz, and Film Score.