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Middle School Exploring Music 1

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  • Name:

    Middle School Exploring Music 1 (MSM1)

  • Department:

    Fine Arts

  • Semesters:

    1 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


Middle School Exploring Music 1


Middle School Exploring Music is a one-semester course that is suitable for students with or without previous music experience. Although no prior knowledge is required, those who do have a background in music will find plenty to challenge and interest them. Some of the topics covered in the course include how we hear music; how music affects our lives; elements such as rhythm, pitch, and harmony; musical genres; music composition; and global music. Through a combination of written lessons, videos, activities, and discussions, students will encounter a wide variety of concepts related to music. Course work will guide students through the application of their knowledge as they compose a brief piece of music, create a visual presentation, and analyze excerpts of songs.


Have you ever watched a movie or tv show that didn’t have any music, not even background music? Aren’t you thankful you haven’t? In Middle School Exploring Music, you’ll explore how music impacts our daily lives. You’ll learn about the elements that are used to create your favorite music. You’ll investigate aspects of music you may have never noticed and will develop the skills to even compose your own original song. Whether you are already a musician or just enjoy being in the audience, this course has something for you.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.