This year, students will have an overview of Western Music History from Gregorian Chant to today’s radio. They will also be learning the ins and outs of general composition and creating their own short musical creations. Students also have the opportunity for extra credit through a live in-class performance or a short presentation accompanying an approved recording. There is a large emphasis throughout the semester on ear training, Kodaly hand signs and solfa, and learning through listening, creating, and discussion. Encourage your students to listen to all sorts of music and talk about it with them!