This is a non-performance class that explores various styles, periods, and types of music through listening experiences and class activities. Connections between musical styles (Renaissance, classical, rock and roll, etc.) and their correlation to historic events, pop culture, and personal enrichment will be explored as well as understanding the basic elements of music. This is class is designed to give non-music majors an insight into musical masterpieces from all eras of music literature in a cultural context. This course must be taken for dual credit. Students may take DC Music Appreciation OR Launch Fine Arts Appreciation I: Music, but not both.  (one-semester, one-half fine art credit for grades 10-12)

    Prerequisite for College Credit: 

    • Students must meet the admission standards of Missouri Southern State University.
    • Students must pay all applicable fees and tuition to Missouri Southern State University.
    • Student is responsible for cost of all materials, including books.
    • Students in 11th and 12th grade must have an overall GPA of 3.0, or 11th and 12th grade students with overall GPA of 2.5-2.99 must provide signed letter of recommendation from principal OR school counselor AND parent or legal guardian. Students in 10th grade must have an overall GPA of 3.0 AND must provide signed letter of recommendation from their principal AND school counselor AND provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian.

    Students taking dual credit classes are encouraged to contact the college they plan to attend to check for credit transferability.  Some credits will be transcribed as elective credit if it is not required for a particular major or general studies requirement.  Contact the college/university website to locate a transfer equivalency chart.

    Click here for links to the transfer equivalency guides and general education requirements for the top five post-secondary schools that CJHS students attend (Crowder, Missouri Southern State University, Pittsburg State University, Missouri State University, University of Arkansas).