AP Music Theory

Instructor: Donald Lee Ritchie

Grades 11-12

* Must be enrolled in Band, Chorus, or Orchestra, or Instructor approval

Course Description: AP Music Theory corresponds to two semesters of a typical introductory college music theory course covering topics such as musicianship, theory, musical materials, and procedures. Students develop the ability to recognize, understand, and describe basic materials and processes of music that are heard or presented in a score. Development of aural skills is a primary objective. Students understand basic concepts and terminology by listening to and performing a wide variety of music.