COURSE DESCRIPTION

IB Music SL
Grades 11-12
2 credits
Prerequisite: Music Theory and Composition I or permission of the instructor

Music Standard Level is a course designed by the International Baccalaureate Organization to promote greater awareness and understanding of the power and variety of musical experiences for those who have a general interest in music. Candidates are exposed to a broad spectrum of music, ranging from classical and Western traditions to that of other regions and culture. The creative and practical aspects of music are evenly balanced with the theoretical or the academic. Students study musical perception and analysis and undertake studies of a wide range of musical genres and styles. Standard level students participate through two compulsory parts: musical perception and analysis which includes the study of prescribed works, the study of musical genres and styles, and musical investigation; and group performance entailing two or more public performances.

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