AP Music Theory Updates and New Resources for 2019-20
To bring you and your students new classroom resources and supports, we’re making updates to AP Music Theory for the 2019-20 school year.Learn More
Below is a diverse selection of supplemental materials, including lesson plans and teaching strategies, from the College Board and your AP colleagues. Look for more classroom resources in the AP Teacher Community.
From The College Board
Special Focus Materials
From Your AP Colleagues
Starting an AP Music Theory Course at Your SchoolPractical considerations for teachers who want to introduce the course at their school.
Keyboard Harmony as an AP Music Theory ToolAn argument that all concepts, especially the fundamentals, can be learned most effectively when the keyboard is involved.
Reinforcing Written Theory with Aural SkillsStrategies for teaching written and aural skills in tandem, resulting in enhanced understanding of sound.
Sight-Singing: Your Key to Success in Melodic DictationSuggestions for combining sight-singing practice with melodic dictation.
Teaching Score Analysis in AP Music TheoryWays to introduce analytical activities into every class session.
Infusing Part-Writing with Musical Judgment: Moving from Rules to Guiding PrinciplesHelp students understand chord-doubling rules—and when to break those rules.