History Of Music and Music Appreciation

For this elective students will study the history of music.  By researching different eras, students will go beyond the pop charts and classic rock genres to explore both domestic and foreign music to develop an ear to distinguish the influences on contemporary music.  Students will discover new tastes and appreciation for the artists creations.  By the end of the semester, students will learn to voice their opinions and speak knowledgeably about various facets of music.  The final project for this semester will include researching and presenting on a musician or era of music.  Students will come away with a “mix-tape” of various artists and genres to share.