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Summer Assignments for PHS: Music Theory - AP


Mr. Ted Rausch
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Congratulations on choosing AP Music Theory! This should be a fun, challenging and rewarding class that incorporates many different aspects of music, including singing, listening and analyzing. To help prepare you for this upcoming school season, it is important that you have a basic understanding of musical principles. The attached packet is for you to complete before the start of school. 

The ultimate goal of an AP Music Theory course is to develop a student's ability to recognize, understand and describe the basic materials and processes of music that are heard or presented in a score. The achievement of this goal may be best promoted by integrated approaches to the student's development of

  • aural skills
  • listening exercises
  • sight-singing skills
  • performance exercises
  • written skills through written exercises
  • compositional skills
  • creative exercises
  • analytical skills
  • analytical exercises