Grade level:  9-10  Semester/ 0.500 credit(s)  Elective

Music Appreciation is a survey course integrating fundamental and structural elements of music, historical aspects of music in relation to significant events, composition and performance techniques, and analysis/evaluation of music of diverse cultures.  The course is open to all students regardless of musical ability.  In addition to standard classroom expectations, activities will include composition, guided listening, research, and discussion.  Music appreciation is the combination of respect and knowledge derived from an evaluation of music quality and significance.