Advanced Placement Music Theory

Section #: 4210 (MUS TH AP)

Advanced Placement Music Theory is a course based on the content established by the College Board. Music Theory is intended for secondary school students who have completed music studies comparable to a first-year college course in music theory. The guidelines for the course that are published by The College Board may not match any particular college program, but they do reflect the coverage of content and level of skills typical of most first-year college courses. This course should integrate aspects of melody, harmony, texture, rhythm, form, musical analysis, elementary composition, and history, and style. The student’s ability to read and write musical notation is fundamental to this course, and it is also assumed that the student has acquired at least basic performance skills in voice or on an instrument.

A comprehensive description of this course can be found on the College Board AP Central Course Description website.

Recommended Grade Level:  10, 11, or 12

Credits: a 2 semester course for 1 credit each semester.

Fulfills requirement for two Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma

Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas