|AP® Music Theory Section DC|
MA NCES Code:
|10, 11, 12|
|Full Year (Fall: 25 Seats; Spring: 25 Seats; )|
|Computer with external speakers or headphones, audio CD playback capability, and an external microphone for recording audio.|
Experience in reading basic musical notation (with the voice or a band/orchestra instrument) is required.
* Web access to Noteflight
Students need access all three of the following URLs:
Flash Player 10.0.32.18 or greater is the recommended version for all Noteflight users. You can download the current version of the player from Adobe by visiting:
|Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools; Northwest Accreditation Commission|
|Course Requires a Media Kit to be Shipped to Students:|
|Course Requires a Media Kit to be Purchased by Course Sponsor |
(see additional details below):
This course is designed to give the student an understanding of music theory, sight reading, and aural skills that is equivalent to that of a first-year college music student. It is also designed with the explicit purpose of preparing the student for the AP exam in Music Theory. The course content and presentation will adhere to the guidelines set forth by the College Board in the Music Theory Course Description for 2010-2011.
Students: You have elected to take an AP course due to (a) your desire to receive college credit for your current educational experience, and/or (b) your interest in music and its fundamentals. Whatever your interest or previous experience, be prepared to work at an accelerated pace. As an AP student, I will expect the highest level of responsibility and effort from you toward the course objectives. By the conclusion of the course material, you will be well prepared to take (and pass) the AP exam in May. Having passed the exam, you will have the opportunity to receive credit from your future college or university (depending on the school’s AP policies).
**Please Note: This course may not be appropriate for students with specific accessibility limitations as written. Please refer to the VHS Handbook policy on Special Education/Equity for more information on possible modifications. If you need additional assistance, please let us know at service.goVHS.org.
Students enrolled in Advanced Placement VHS courses are required to take the AP exam, and are required to report their AP examination scores to VHS (note: students who are failing their AP class are not required to take the exam). Upon receipt of the student's exam score, each score will be recorded by VHS and assigned an anonymous tracking number to ensure student anonymity and confidentiality. By enrolling in an AP VHS class, the student authorizes their school site coordinator and school administration to report AP examination scores to VHS. Exam results will not affect the student's VHS grade or future enrollment in VHS courses.