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Music Composition 6th–8th Beginning  (5023)    - SITE ADOPTED COURSE -


Approved Site(s):
 Approved for Creative, Performing, and Media Arts Middle School (CPMA). Other schools may not offer this course without prior approval from the Interdivisional Curriculum Committee.

Grade Range:
 6–8
 Prerequisites:
 None
 Course duration:
 One semester; may be repeated for credit
Course Description:
 This is a single-semester introductory course that teaches students the basic principles of music. Students are introduced to instruments of the orchestra, what they sound like, and how to compose for them. They learn musical notation and how to read notes and rhythms. Using electronic keyboards, computers, and specialized software, students work in a music lab setting where they develop the fundamental skills that will allow them to experiment, to compose, and to listen critically in the electronic music medium.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Each site selects its own resources from available instructional media.