Music Appreciation Syllabus 

Music Appreciation Course Syllabus


Instructor: Mr. O. Wright

Room Location: Band Room

Contact Information: [email protected]

Phone: (843) 326-7556 (School)


Course Description

In this class, you will be taught musical knowledge within the world of music. Within this class, you will be taught musical theory, music history, and appreciation of musical performances.  Our goal is to grow as individuals as well as a group and work together to improve our skills throughout the year.

Materials Needed:

Macbooks (fully charged)

3 ring binder (preferably black) or something to write in


A Pencil

A Positive Attitude!


Instructional Philosophy

This is an informational performance-based class. The class is learning the craft of music and perfecting that craft. No learning can happen unless you put in the proper work to have an effective result. The class is all motivational and positive; the belief of “I CAN’T” is a belief that won’t be tolerated within the class. The class will be taught using various instructional method books that will be provided to you at little or no cost.


Power Standards and Course Goals

From SC College-and Career-Ready Standards for General Music

Anchor Standard V: I can perform using musical notation

Anchor Standard VI: I can analyze music.

Anchor Standard VII: I can evaluate music

Anchor Standard VIII: I can examine music from a variety of stylistic and historical periods and cultures.

Anchor Standard IX: I can relate music to other arts disciplines, other subjects, and career paths




Major Assessments and Grading Practices

Grades will be updated on a regular basis so that you will be able to monitor your progress. It is your responsibility to stay informed of the status of your grades. Every Friday you will have the opportunity to earn a 100% for the week through classwork & participation. Below is a breakdown of the grading scale:


















Class Rules and Procedures:

  1. Follow all DCSD Rules and Procedures
  2. Be set-up (laptop, notebook and pencil) 5 minutes into class. Once set up, begin bellwork
  3. No food or drinks during class
  4. No electronics (cellphones, mp3 players, ipods) use during class
  5. Put classwork in their appropriate places
  6. Listen, follow instructions, and be prepared to become a good musician




Extra Help Opportunities

I am at Lamar High School before school and after school Monday through Thursdays. I am willing to work with you before school, during lunch, or after school. Please talk to me to make an appointment.





O. Wright

Band Director

Posted by Oscar.Wright On 08/18/2019 at 9:04 PM