Independent Learning: Music

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Music Courses

Our distance learning programs in music offer you the flexibility and convenience of learning about music a “your pace, your place” from experienced, highly qualified, and caring instructors

Whether you are looking for a course about music appreciation, or legendary performers, our distance education courses can fulfill your needs. Two and Three credit classes are available online.

Appreciation and History of Music (Online, 3 Credits)

Music from a historical perspective. You will learn about composers, their works, and the periods of history in which they lived, from the Middle Ages through the twentieth century. Writing assignments include questions based on your readings and reactions to the music. No previous musical training is needed to register for this course.

Legendary Performers (Online, 3 Credits)

A survey of pioneer performers who influenced popular musical taste from 1920–1950. Learn about Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and others. Includes video lectures from UW–Madison’s legendary marching band director, Michael Leckrone.

Music Team

Rich Freese