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Course Title:
American Popular Music Section TM
Course Code:
apomtomo
MA NCES Code:
05118
Discipline:
Arts
Grade Level:
07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12
Level:
Standard
Offering:
Repeated Semester (Fall: 25 Seats; Spring: 25 Seats; )
Duration:
15 weeks
Prerequisites:
an open mind and a love of music;

Students must be able to access streaming audio files for this course. Widgets are embedded in course files which link to US Copyright compliant music streaming websites such as http://www.grooveshark.com.
Additional Requirements:
Accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools; Northwest Accreditation Commission
Course Requires a Media Kit to be Shipped to Students:
No
Course Requires a Media Kit to be Purchased by Course Sponsor
(see additional details below):

Yes
Description:
**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.

Are you an avid music fan, enthralled by the songs and interested in the stories behind them? Do you believe that art reflects life or do you think it's the other way around? Well, American Popular Music is where you can find the answer.

In this course we will look at the evolution of pop music from early American folk music through the Rock -n - Roll of the 1960's, in an effort to understand the unique relationship between music and society. Of course we won't be able to cover all of the music in between, but we will look at representative periods and artists along the way. We'll also look at how the business of music works, taking into consideration the recording industry, radio, and performing.

Coursework will include listening to and analyzing music, researching various topics, discussing opinions and working with others to simulate different music industry scenarios.

Students must be able to access streaming audio files for this course. Widgets are embedded in course files which link to US Copyright compliant music streaming websites such as http://www.grooveshark.com.

*This course may be appropriate for Gifted and Talented middle school students that meet all course prerequisites.*


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This catalog description was last modified on 07/13/2012


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