Information site for the Wooster High School Music
Theory & Practice Course. Email comments or questions.
- Music Theory and
Practice is designed for students who are interested in
further exploration of music principles. The purpose of
this course is to acquaint students with the basic design
of music; how to build chords, music composition, etc.,
all within a historical context.
- Some materials,
including work books, must be purchased at the students'
- Students who have had
experience performing or reading music prior to the class
will find the most success. In fact, a level of
accomplishment at reading in at least one clef is a
- Very often, students
are exposed to music through performance, either on an
instrument or voice. This is by far the best way to learn
about music - concepts are learned through their
incorporation into playing or singing. However,
supplementing this learning process with an approach that
focuses on how music is created helps to complete the
- Gaining an
understanding of the "building blocks" of music
helps one to appreciate music and music study even more.
- Are you considering
music as a career? Are you going to study music in
college? Then a music theory course is a must.
- Besides, it's
challenging, and it's fun!
- An outline of goals
and expectations is provided to all students who take the
course. This makes it possible for students to see where
they are headed from the very beginning - all units are
then more easily put into context.
- Required materials
- Syllabus for the 2016-2017 class can
be found here.
- The WHS Guidance
Department provides a Registration Booklet to all
students. Registration information is also provided at
the WHS web site. You can refer to the "Course Description Write-Up" outlined at the
Wooster High School Guidance Registration page.
- Contact Mr. Adams by email or by
phone 330-345-4000 x.3260.