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AP Music Theory

AP Music Theory


September 5, 2024 - May 2, 2025

Dual Credit Eligible

Course Description

RECOMMENDED FOR: Juniors and Seniors

COURSE LISTING: Fine Arts (Dual Credit Eligible through Creighton University)


The AP Music Theory course corresponds to two semesters of typical introductory college music theory class. Topics include musicianship, theory, musical materials and procedures, dictation and listening skills, sight-singing, and harmony. The goal is to develop the ability to recognize, understand and describe basic materials and processes of tonal music that are heard or presented in a musical score. Notational skills, speed, and fluency with basic materials are emphasized. Students who complete this course are encouraged and eligible to take the AP Music Theory examination in the Spring. This course requires weekly engagement but is primarily asynchronous, allowing students to work around their school schedule. One-on-one synchronous teacher support is offered as needed, by appointment.

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