FLS to offer new high school music theory class online

Faith Lutheran School of Plano has added a new class to its online lineup of classical Lutheran education offerings for high school students. The Theory of Western Music will begin August 17, 2020.

This course will be fully asynchronous. Videos will be hosted on YouTube and available through the school’s RenWeb management system. Instructor Matt Rivers will host weekly office hours by appointment. This class is ideal for local 11th and 12th graders at Faith Lutheran School in Plano, Texas, but high school students worldwide of any grade level are welcome to register and participate remotely, as well.

The Theory of Western Music is a study numbers in time, so as Music is defined in the classical Quadrivium. We seek to mathematically examine how harmonic pitch, rhythm, and dynamics work together to form sound patterns that are the basis of music. We will examine the basic concepts of classical music theory (originally called Harmonics) and develop musical literacy so as to understand simple and complex musical structure and form. We will then apply this competency to musical examples in text and in recorded examples found in the Western tradition.

To learn more about this course and all Faith Lutheran School online high school course offerings and to register, click HERE.

Faith Lutheran School online course offerings are available to students of all grade levels anywhere in the world. To learn more about Faith Lutheran School’s in-person, remote and hybrid schedule learning options for the 2020-2021 school year, click HERE.