AP Music Theory

Course Description

 The Advanced Placement Music Theory course enables students to engage in college level work in the areas of reading and analyzing notated music and aural training. Particular emphasis will be placed upon developing listening skills, sight­singing ability, and knowledge of topics including keys, scales, intervals, chords, harmonic progressions and chromaticism. The successful student will gain the skills necessary to function intelligently in any musical situation. Some universities grant a Humanities credit for scoring high on the AP Music Theory Exam.  The course requires concurrent enrollment in band or choir and teacher recommendation.  Other students with experience in music will also be considered.