Music Appreciation (Apex)

Music Appreciation introduces students to the history, theory, and genres of music, from the most ancient surviving examples to the most contemporary in the world at large. The course is offered in a two-semester format. The first semester covers primitive musical forms and classical music. The second semester presents rich modern traditions, including American jazz, gospel, folk, soul, blues, Latin rhythms, rock and roll, and hip-hop. 

The course explores the interface of music and social movements and examines how global society and the internet bring musical forms from around the world together in new ways.

This updated course was originally created for Apex Courses and is now available in Courseware.