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    Summer at Johns Hopkins: Learn Music by Writing It Online

    Summer at Johns Hopkins: Learn Music by Writing It Online


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: May
    • Session Length: Five Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th, College
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Music
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Are you an academically advanced high school student looking for a fast-paced college-level learning experience and a chance to engage with like-minded peers? Summer at Hopkins offers an unrivaled opportunity to learn from Hopkins’ world-renowned instructors and connect with academically oriented students from around the globe.

    This course uses composition and song-writing projects to introduce music fundamentals to students with little or no musical background. Topics will include rhythm and meter, pitch and intervals, scales, chords, and harmony, and how to read and write music in both traditional and popular presentations. We will cover standard classical music notation (score, Roman numerals, traditional theory terminology) as well as popular (lead-sheet notation and performance conventions).