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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)

Expand your knowledge and appreciation of music.

Explores music from different time periods and cultures.

Helps you: identify different elements in music, evaluate your favorite music, compare and contrast different works of music, correlate music and visual arts, examine the origins of key music genres, explore new ways to discover music.

Assumes no previous background in music.

Includes video introductions and reviews for each unit.

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