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The Sonata

On-Line for Summer 2020

Teacher: Hannah Jackson

Email: hjackson@aphomeschoolers.com

COURSE DESCRIPTION: An intense three-week seminar designed for students who have taken AP Music Theory, this course will offer an in-depth and hands-on exploration of sonata form, considered by many to be the pinnacle achievement of Western classical music:

"I want nothing better, more flexible or more complete than the sonata form, which contains everything necessary for my structural purposes." -Sergei Prokofiev 

Sonata form engages with numerous branches of music theory study, and also with ideas fundamental to the human experience and imagination: departure and return, tension and resolution, instability journeying to stability, wandering and homecoming.

In this course, students will have the chance to hone their analysis skills while interacting with some of the greatest pieces of music ever written, all in an atmosphere of earnest scholarship and joyful camaraderie. At the same time, they will have the opportunity to earn 1/4 credit towards their high school transcript.

COURSE DATES: July 13-31

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Hannah Jackson holds a degree in music theory from Temple University, where she also studied viola performance. She has taught AP Music Theory with Pennsylvania Homeschoolers for the past three years. 

When not teaching, grading, and/or listening to Beethoven sonatas, Hannah Jackson enjoys hiking the trails along the Susquehanna River, agility-training with the family dog, and playing board games.

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