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MUSIC-105 - Music Appreciation - Andrea Vibe

Course:Music Appreciation
Professor:Andrea Vibe
  • Online
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


Andrea Vibe

I'm Andrea Vibe and will have the pleasure of guiding you through Music Appreciation . I love working with students who have a desire to learn and will look forward to sharing with you!

A little about me: Singing professionally since the age of twelve, Andrea Vibe has performed on nearly every continent on the globe. A featured soloist with several musical acts including Big Bands and Orchestras, Andrea toured the United States, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, and the Middle East. A team-up with World Vision took her to Africa for a famine-relief benefit concert tour, and she has performed at both the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland.

Andrea's dedication to developing her natural talent led her to legitimate training. Pedagogy has become a great passion and because of this love, Andrea founded VIBE Performing Arts in 1994. In June of 2000, VIBE moved to its current location in Valencia Plaza to include a multi-purpose theatre, a dance studio, and seven small studios. With over twenty-five instructors, and three hundred weekly students, VIBE has become the largest performing arts school in the Santa Clarita Valley. Besides directing and teaching at VIBE, Andrea has been an Associate Music Professor at College of the Canyons since 1997, is a published author of two Sing With Confidence books and coaches Celebrities and contestants on The Voice and American Idol.

Music is a great passion and I hope you enjoy the course!

Course Description

Surveys musical masterpieces through all eras of musical evolution. Emphasis is placed on understanding of music in relation to culture and other art forms through listening experiences, lecture, and discussion.
1. To develop a working vocabulary of musical terms and concepts
2. To recognize stylistic characteristics of music from different historical eras

3. To understand the social, cultural, and historical contexts of individual works from different historical eras
4. To understand various approaches to the composition and performance of musical works throughout history


Compare and contrast the musical qualities in compositions from various historical periods.

Student Outcome

After completing this course students should be able to:

  • use basic terminology to describe musical elements including pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, tempo, dynamics, timbre, texture, and form. (Knowledge)
  • demonstrate a broad knowledge of musical time periods by including examples of major works and composers. (Skills)
  • implement critical thinking skills in order to identify and discuss the roots of current popular music, world music, and trends. (Attitudes or Dispositions)
  • critique live musical performances using appropriate terminology to describe the performance, repertoire, and characteristics of the performer. (Attitudes or Dispositions)

What to Expect in this Course

Students must purchase the ebook and access within Canvas as all assignments and due dates are within the book. 

Types of Assessments

1. Listening quizzes (end of each unit 15%

2. Participation and attitude 20%
3. Out-of-class assignments (listening responses, etc) 15%
4. Concert report (review local classical recital or concert) 20%
5. Midterm 10% and Final Exam 20%

Textbook Information

Required Textbook: THE ENJOYMENT OF MUSIC 4e Edition  ISBN #9780393421569  *ebook only as digital resources are required.

Additional Resources


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Last updated: 01/01/2024 Sub#: 1695