HISTORY OF ROCK and ROLL
This is a college prep course for students who are interested in the musical genre of Rock and Roll. Students will learn where rock music started, how it evolved, its highs and lows, its outlaws and visionaries, and how it changed social history by combating racism and challenging the establishment with alternate lifestyles and fashions. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify major artists, recognize different styles, and explain the impact of culture, society, and politics on the genre. This course does not require any prior musical knowledge or skill.
Music Theory introduces students to the analysis of music. Through the examination of classical era music, students will learn how to construct melodic and harmonic structures and explore how composers use those structures. This course requires music reading fluency in at least one clef and is designed for students who have basic music reading skills gained through either playing an instrument or singing.