Music Theory - Fall Semester
PAUL VI CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
Music Theory Course 838
STUDENT COURSE POLICY
Mrs. Jan Siegfried, instructor
email@example.com (703)352-0925 #332
Teacher website: www.paulvi.net→Academics→Fine Arts→Mrs. Siegfried
This course policy is provided to music theory students and parents a
statement of expected outcomes, topics to be studied, and other course
materials. This overview is intended to give students an understanding of
the course expectations with the hope that they will experience improved
academic and musical achievement.
PVI Music Theory is a one-semester course designed to introduce and develop
proficiency regarding basic musical concepts. It also functions as a
prerequisite for AP Music Theory. Music Theory is comprised of 18 workbook
units addressing both written and aural concepts. Concepts to be studied:
• Individual ear training – may be melodic, harmonic, and/or rhythmic
in nature, and is an integral component of the class. It will be introduced,
practiced, and developed on a continuing basis.
• Written components –
scales and key signatures
intervals, chords and their inversions
Form and cadences
harmonization and simple composition
The semester exam is scheduled on assigned day and time, and is cumulative in
nature, 80% written, 20% aural. The semester grade follows standard PVI
grading ratios; 40% first quarter, 40% second quarter, 20% final.
Homework is designed to develop speed and proficiency in known concepts.
Work must be turned in on time to receive credit.
Class Materials: To be brought in each day!
Workbook, Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory,
ISBN 0-2390-3635-1, Surmani, Surmani, Manus
Pencil, red pen (staff paper will be provided)
Grading: 20% Daily attendance/attentiveness/class materials *
10% PVI Concert Attendance and review (Fall Showcase and
Christmas Concert, dates in Student Handbook)
20% Homework (on time to receive credit)
40% Written tests, quizzes, projects
10% Eartraining (melodic/harmonic/rhythmic comprehension)
----- *First 3 grades of the semester, due next class for full credit, each
class late -10% ------
I, _________________________________ (print), have read the PVI Music Theory
Course Policy, and agree with the policies set forth.
Grade #1_____ Workbook (or receipt of purchase)
Grade #2_____ Pencil, red pen
Grade #3_____ Signed course policy agreement
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