Music Appreciation and Theory (Standard)

Credits: 1

The class will expand on students’ understanding of music theory and harmony through improving their skills in notation, interval and chord recognition, scale construction, form, harmonic structure and analysis along with rhythmic and melodic dictation. Students will apply their understanding by composing, with the opportunity to participate in the Vermont Midi project. In addition, students will explore music literature from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Modern periods and its contribution to the development of Western music. Students should have some familiarity with notation, and some experience with keyboard instruments prior to signing up for the course.


Departmental approval required.