AP MUSIC THEORY
Advanced Placement Music Theory is a college level course that integrates aspects of melody, harmony, texture, rhythm, form, musical analysis, musical composition, and, to some extent, history and style. Musicianship skills such as dictation and other listening skills, sight-singing, and keyboard harmony are also considered an important part of the class. The student’s ability to read and write musical notation is fundamental to the course and it is assumed that the student is involved in one of the school’s music performance organizations. Successful completion of Music Theory is recommended for prospective students. All students completing the course are expected to take the advanced placement examination. Students may be able to earn college credits with an appropriate score on the AP Exam.