AP Music Theory

Course No: 6592
Subject: Fine Arts
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Course Length: Semester
Course Type: AP/Honors, Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: F
Prerequisite: Prior training and experience in vocal or instrumental music (optional) AND music theory (mandatory). A Fundamentals of Music Theory entrance exam will be administered the first week of classes to determine eligibility in the course.
Criteria for Enrollment: Students who sign up for this class will be contacted by the instructor to take an entrance exam in order to qualify for the course.
Fulfillments: One semester of Fine Arts graduation requirement

Advanced Placement (AP) Music Theory is a fast-paced course including a substantial amount of homework in preparation for the AP music theory exam in May.  This course prepares students to complete college level work in the areas of reading and analyzing notated music and aural training.  Particular emphasis will be placed upon developing listening skills, sight-singing ability and knowledge of rhythm, melody, harmony, form and other compositional devices.

 Class receives honors weighting in SI weighted GPA and UC/CSU GPA calculations

*This class will be offered pending adequate enrollment.

**This course meets during the regular school day, periods 1-7, during fall OR spring semester.