The Music History course is offered to grades 11-12. This course offers a survey of Western European music from the time of Pythagoras (6th Century, BC) to the twenty-first century. The course incorporates elements of pop, rock, jazz, and non-Western music. Musical forms are placed in the social, religious, and political perspective of the times in which they were developed. The course is designed to give students practical means of recognizing and identifying all major genres and time periods of western music.