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Fine Arts Exploration
Music is an art that exists only in time. It cannot be 'frozen' and made available to study at leisure as one would study a painting or piece of sculpture. Through class discussion, guided listening, and required attendance at concerts, students examine historically important forms and techniques of the music of Western civilization. Particular attention is paid to historical and formal relationships of music to other fine arts, such as painting and architecture. Also emphasizes critical listening to discern important elements of musical composition and develop an appreciation of music as art, not just as entertainment.