AP Music Theory

This course is intended for advanced music students who have completed Music Theory I. Fundamental to success in this course is the student’s ability to read and write musical notation. Musicianship skills such as dictation, sight-singing and musical analysis are sharpened. Skills in original composition, vocal/instrumental arrangement techniques, advanced part-writing, instrumental transpositions and score analysis are emphasized. Students become familiar with music-writing computer software and with the MIDI/synthesizer. This course replaces Music Theory II.


Students who enroll in AP courses must take the end-of-course AP exam. The cost of these exams is paid by ACPS.



High School Credits


School Level

High School


11, 12