This course will focus on enhancing the students’ enjoyment and understanding of all aspects of music. The curriculum will include learning about different elements of music, characteristics of composers from different historical periods, types of instruments, leading up to folk, rock, disco, rap and other forms of popular music that the students may enjoy. In consultation with the music department at St. Rose, the students will learn in advance about the composers and music that will be played at several concerts during the semester, and will be required to attend those concerts and share their reactions to the music. Music students from St. Rose will be invited to come to the class to demonstrate and discuss their instruments. Students will research musicians and/or musical genres and prepare PowerPoint presentations to share with the class.