ERIC Number: EJ1111759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
AP Music Theory Applied
Spieker, Matthew H.
General Music Today, v30 n1 p16-19 Oct 2016
Some American high schools include Advanced Placement (AP) Music Theory within their course offerings. Students who pass the AP exam can receive college credit either as a music or humanities credit. An AP class, however, offers music students more than future college credit; it ultimately improves musicianship skills and promotes deeper engagement within their ensembles. A more appropriate name for music theory could be musicianship training, as students gain understanding and become better musicians. There are many ways to apply musicianship training. Composition may be considered as the obvious application of music theory, but when viewing the course as musicianship training, teachers can develop many creative ways to apply these skills.
Descriptors: Music Theory, Advanced Placement Programs, Training Methods, Secondary School Curriculum, Musical Composition, Listening Skills, Music Education, Music Techniques, Creative Activities
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Education Level: Secondary Education
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