AP Music Theory
Advanced Placement Music Theory is designed to help students develop fundamentals and principles of the language of common practice of music. All work in this class is geared toward student understanding of common practice theory as well as successful completion of the Advanced Placement Music Theory Exam. AP Music Theory is open to any student interested in learning the principles of writing and analyzing music who is at least a junior in standing. Proficiency on a primary instrument is expected; keyboard experience is preferred.
Class is taught in a lecture/discussion setting. Students are expected to complete assignments, engage in learning activities, and demonstrate skills in the classroom. Ear training will utilize a variety of instructional techniques. Students are expected to engage in melodic and harmonic dictation, sight- reading and sight-singing exercises, scales, chords, melodies, and harmonic progressions.
EXTRA GROUP TUTORING TIMES will be hosted during the spring semester to help prepare for the AP exam and to help ensure comprehension of the years material. All students are strongly encouraged to attend, but are not required.
AP Music Theory Syllabus