This comprehensive introduction to music begins with basic musicianship and continues into music history, covering genres from the Medieval period through current Western popular music, as well as musical theater and art music from around the world. This course involves creating, performing, responding, and connecting at a level that is accessible to all students, regardless of music skill.

This course is designed to challenge students by having them apply concepts in a way they may need in the real world. As such, it has a built-in KSA model that develops college and career readinessKnowledge: Introduction to Music, Skill: CreativityOpenness & Courage to Explore, and Attribute: Courage.

Course Details

Course Outline
Module 1: Why Music?
Module 2: The Mechanics of Music (Part 1)
Module 3: The Mechanics of Music (Part 2)
Module 4: Western Music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (900-1600)
Module 5: The Baroque Era (1600-1750)
Module 6: The Classical Period (1750-1820)
Module 7: The Romantic Era (1820-1900)
Module 8: 20th Century Art Music
Module 9: Musical Theater
Module 10: Jazz
Module 11: Country Music
Module 12: Rock and Pop Music
Module 13: Film Music
Module 14: World Music
Module 15: Composers of Music and Consumers of Music