- Prerequste: Successful completion of Intro to Music Theory and teacher recommendation
This course is designed for those students who have a serious interest in music as a career and who plan to elect music as a major or minor beyond high school. It is strongly recommended that students have completed at least two years in a performance group, have a solid background in music theory and can display competence on a principal instrument. Course content will focus on advanced concepts in Music Theory, including four part harmonization using principles of 18th century voice leading, harmonic analysis including secondary dominants and modulations, advanced sight-reading in major and minor modes, composition of a bass line and melodic dictation. Advanced projects in performance and composition will also be components of this course. Along with planned instructional activities, much of the course work will involve directed study, independent performance, music analysis, and utilization of music technology. It is expected that students electing this course will take the Advanced Placement Music Theory Exam in the Spring.