Music Appreciation

1 Semester

6, 7, 8

Prerequisites Needed: None
Prerequisites For: None

Through this online Music Appreciation course, students will be exposed to a wide variety of musical concepts they will be able to use in their everyday lives. Students will learn foundational skills such as performing, listening, analyzing, and responding to music. Students will develop a sense of self-esteem by accomplishing activities that require higher critical thinking skills especially developed for their grade level. Integrated assignments incorporate other content areas of study such as: science, social studies, and math. The content studied will directly apply to other areas of study, providing an additional enrichment experience.

Quizzes, discussion boards, projects, and performance activities will be assessed weekly to gauge content understanding. After completion of this course, students will have the knowledge to reflect on musical periods and styles, understand music’s role in history, analyze and evaluate music, develop criteria necessary for making critical judgments and informed musical choices, as well as enhance their overall musicianship.

Learning Targets

  1. T1: Students will gain knowledge, awareness, understanding and appreciation of different kinds of music.
  2. T2: Students will develop critical thinking and analytical skills when discussing various elements of music.
  3. T3: Students will understand relationships between music, other arts, history and culture.