Grade 9 - Fine Arts
Music Appreciation (Credit: 0.50)The goal of this semester‐long course is to provide instruction in basic musical elements, trace the development and
growth of classical music, and give students a strong foundation for a greater appreciation of music. Students will
examine music in the world around them and discover how they experience music. They'll be introduced to the basic
elements and sounds of music and instruments. Students will learn the names and backgrounds of several famous
musical composers. Students will also learn how and where classical music began, how it developed over the centuries,
and the ways in which music and culture affect each other. Lastly, students will examine the ways modern music has
been influenced by classical music.
This course also provides students with lessons in engaged listening. These special lessons allow students to listen and
respond to music. A template for how to listen and respond is provided.