Private Schools/Military Schools
Preface: Private and military schools are known for their classical curriculums, with their strong emphasis on classical music. The classical music project is a perfect fit for such institutions. No place in the world of the internet can be found a more comprehensive, interactive course dealing with 40 of the greatest classical music composers in history, and with 109 of their most familiar works. Institutions providing the Project as part of their music programs can feel assured, as well as proud, that nowhere is a more thorough course offered. Students that finish all 22 stages the project contains, in fact, will have knowledge comparable to the content of a college music appreciation course ...in terms of knowledge of the composers themselves, and ability to identify their works.
To best understand the Project's scope, the FIRST thing an independent learner should do is go to the Project's home page and just spend about an hour...yes, about a WHOLE hour... there clicking on everything in sight...and examining especially closely the red boxed menu called the Course of Study/StageHouse. This red box is where you will be directed step by step ("Stage" by "Stage") on your journey. We ask you to do that now, and then come back here. We hope you will agree that you will receive a small education in classical music just by doing this. Go ahead, see for yourself, go there now...Click.
...later...back again...as you saw if you clicked on the red Course of Study/StageHouse button, the Project consists of three levels comprising 22 "Stages", that an independent work can accomplish at his own discretion and pace. It's quite a mountain to climb, but worth the mighty effort. You surely won't feel like you have a lacking in the classical music part of your knowledge after reaching the summit. Here are the levels again:
LEVEL ONE: LEARNING COMPOSER'S NAMES AND FACES
LEVEL TWO: LEARNING INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE COMPOSERS
LEVEL THREE: LEARNING THE SPARKLERS BY NAME, COMPOSER, AND SOUND
The first two levels enable the independent learner to become acquainted with the 40 classical music composers in a personal way, .i.e, their names, their appearance, interesting facts about them. At these levels the learner also gains a cursory knowledge of their most familiar works (109 of these). This is done by 1). Listening to CD'S that should be purchased for the course, and 2). Doing the many written and interactive activities found online. Then, for LEVEL THREE the learner is led, via flashcards, PowerPoint presentations, Html interactive activities, flashcards, self-tests, etc. to a knowledge of the names and sounds of the 109 pieces themselves. Music theory is not an objective of the Project, just knowledge and appreciation.