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Music Composition 6th–8th Intermediate  (5024)    - 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:
 Music Composition 6th–8th Beginning , or teacher recommendation
 Course duration:
 Two semesters; may be repeated for credit
Course Description:
 This is a two-semester, intermediate-level course that continues instruction begun in Music Composition 6th–8th Beginning . In this course, students further their understanding of the basic principles of music by learning how they apply to music composition. Students are introduced to a variety of musical styles, genres and compositions. They read, notate, listen to, analyze, and describe music using the correct terminology. They compose and arrange music and improvise melodies, variations and accompaniments, using digital/electronic technology. Students also critically assess and derive meaning from different works of music.

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