This course is designed to acquaint students with the elements of music and the primary musical periods of traditional Western European classical music.
Students will have a brief overview of significant composers and their music through class lectures, listening to musical examples in class, reading the text, actively engaging in class discussions, and attending live concerts of suggested performances.
Identify elements in music which define style, genre and period
Develop listening skills concerning the various elements of music
Define historical style periods in Western classical music
Identify composers and major compositions related to historical style periods in
Western classical music
Appreciate and analyze various
Participate in out-of-the-classroom performances
Roger Kamien, Music: An Appreciation (sixth brief edition)
Chapter 1: Elements of Music
Chapter 2: Music of the Middle Ages
Chapter 3: Music of the Renaissance
Chapter 4: Music of the Baroque Period
Chapter 5: Music of the Classical Period
Chapter 6: Music of the Romantic Period
Chapter 7: Music of the 20 th Century
Chapter 8: Jazz
Chapter 9: The American Musical
Chapter 10: Rock
Chapter 11: Non-Western Music
Most of students’ grades will be based on Chapter Tests. A student may earn extra credit in a number of ways including attaching their notes to a test and/or attending concerts and other performances outside of school.