Music Theory Classes
At Carl Sandburg High School we offer three different levels of music theory.
Music Theory 1
Our entry level of theory for all students. This class covers everything from basic music notation through analyzing four part chorales. This course is the prerequisite course to AP or Music Theory 2. Students will explore classical literature as well as current pop music. Students will learn the basic fundamentals in composition and use music technology to compose and analyze.
Music Theory 2
This class will focus more on advanced analysis, composition and advanced theoretical skills involved in compositions. Students will study a wide range of styles and genres including symphonic, classical, jazz, orchestral and popular music. Students will learn the basic and advanced fundamentals for composition. Students will prepare a final composition for Composers Forum.
AP Music Theory
This class is designed to prepare our students for the AP Music Theory Exam. They will take an in depth look on the rational of analysis as well as advanced ear training and aural analysis. Students will prepare a final composition for Composers Forum.