FALL/SPRING, 2016-2017
WELCOME!
I am so very proud of the students' work this past summer. They are beginning the year strongly, and we will continue to build on their strengths. Below is a course syllabus, one for the students to sign, and one for the parents. Please, take a moment and read over our syllabus.

The course outline is below. This is a very fast paced curriculum. In order for the students to have the best possible chance at passing the exam in the spring, we need to adhere to this outline. If students or parents have any questions, they are to contact me immediately, so we can keep to the course outline. Please, contact me at any time.

Sincerely,
Robin Johnson

COURSE OUTLINE:

AP MUSIC THEORY ( 2016-2017 )

WEEK BEGINNING .
TOPICS & ASSIGNMENTS
Aug 22
Voice Leading in Four-Part Chorale Writing (chptr 9)


Sept 6 ( 4 day week )
Harmonic Progression and Harmonic Rhythm (chptr 10)


Sept 19
Diatonic Seventh Chords - Dominant Sevenths (chptr 11)


Oct 3
Diatonic Seventh Chords - Leading-Tone Seventh Chords (chptr 12)


Oct 17
Diatonic Seventh Chords - Nondominant Seventh Chords (chptr 13)
- Oct 19
MIDTERM


Oct 24 ( 3 day week )

Oct 31 (4 day week)
Nondominant Seventh Chords (chptr 13)


Nov 14
Secondary Dominants and Leading-Tone Chords (chptr 14)
Nov 21 ( vacation )
THANKSGIVING
Nov 28
Modulations (chptr 15)


Dec 19-21 (final exams)

Dec 22 - Jan 6
WINTER BREAK
Jan 9
Binary Form (chapter 16)


Jan 23
Ternary Form (chptr 17)
- Jan 26
MIDTERM #1
Jan 30
Renaissance - polyphony & modes (v.II/chptr 1)
the mass, motets & madrigals (forms)
intervals & scales (review)


Feb 13
Baroque - counterpoint & harmonic structure (v.II/chptr 2)
concertos, 2-part inventions & fugues (forms)
chords, cadences & species counterpoint (review)


Feb 27
Classical - homophony (v.II/chapter 7-8-9)
theme+variation, sonata, rondo, opera-aria, symphony (forms)
four-part chorale writing, melodic organization & texture (review)
- March 2
MIDTERM #2
March 13
Romantic - chromatic harmony overview (v.II/chptr 10, 11, 12,13)
dance, intermezzo, impromptu, nocturn, mazurka, art song (forms)
seventh chords and modulation (review)


April 4
20th Century - tonality & styles (v.II/chptr 14-15-16-17-18-19)
impressionism, twelve tone technique, neoclassicism, serialism,
minimalism, jazz, rock n' roll, new age, ambient, world, electronic (styles)
- April 13
MIDTERM #3
April 17
Analysis of Bach Chorales


April 25
REVIEW
May 1-5
AP testing
May 9
AP testing
May 16
Capstone Composition
May 23
Capstone Composition (cont.)
May 31 (final exams )
Perform Capstone Compositions

Study aids by chapter



SUMMER, 2016
Meeting times
  • summer - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7 PM at DU Anderson Hall
Summer theory final exam (AP pre-test)

Audio clips for dictation

RHYTHMIC
MELODIC

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Audio clips to accompany textbook

Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7

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