INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC COMMON CORE

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Music History and Musicianship are the two basic components in the shared curriculum.

Musicianship is a "hands on" class where students engage with repertoire. By learning to hear, sing, dictate, play, and write all kinds of music, students gain a greater understanding of the music; a result of being able to sing it, perform it, take it in dictation, write it, and, ultimately, improvise with it. 

Music History is a 3-year course which provides an overview of western, world, vernacular and classical music. Students also learn how to listen to and hear music, to be able to write about the music they hear.

  • FRESHMAN YEAR Early Classical Survey Western Classical Music from 1600–1900
  • SOPHOMORE YEAR World Music Survey includes South Indian, Javanese, Japanese, and South American music
  • JUNIOR YEAR - Late Classical Survey covers 1900 to today in classical music, jazz, and vernacular styles.

  • SENIOR YEAR - Service Learning