Grade Level: 9-12
Music History is a fascinating, music listening-intensive course that introduces students to music of all styles and cultures throughout the history of the world, from the most mysterious, distant past to the music of today's progressive scene. Music of world cultures (Asia, Africa, South America, etc.) will also be experienced extensively, both in listening, discussion, and in hands-on application. Students will become familiar with the history of ancient music, European music, popular music styles (jazz, blues, rock, urban, etc.), and music in movies and popular culture. The curriculum is centered around individual and group projects, hands-on activities, concerts, exploratory field trips, and audio-visual experiences.