Music Appreciation is an introductory course to music. Students will explore music's various functionalities in order to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for all types of music. The course begins by examining basic music literacy and core musical elements such as melody, rhythm, harmony, form, and texture. Throughout the course, students apply their understanding through music composition and focus on music's various purposes and functions, tracking these categories through historical transformations and focuses on sacred music, music for stage and screen, music for public entertainment, music as identity, and music as media.

This course teaches the fundamentals of music, composition, and instruments. A timeline of musical influences inspires students to explore musical genres that are new to them.

Andrea James- Fine Arts Teacher, Method Schools