Music Appreciation: Middle Ages Thru Classical Era for High School

Learn about Music in the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical Eras

The Music Appreciation: Middle Ages Thru Classical Era course consists of 18 lessons about the music, genres, styles, and composers of Western Music from 450-1800. You'll learn about Gregorian Chant, the beginnings of musical notation, organum, Medieval church modes, Hildegard von Bingen, Guido d'Arezzo, Josquin des Prez, madrigals, motets, the beginnings of opera, music of the Reformation, Buxtehude, Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and many more!

Once purchased you have forever access to the course.

Music Appreciation: Middle Ages Thru Classical Era includes written lessons, videos to watch to learn more about concepts and to listen to the music, assignments to complete using printables which are provided, and online quizzes.

Use the course to get a half-credit in high school Fine Arts. The course can be used for all ages (K-12), but is specifically written for the junior high/high school level.


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My high school son is just finishing up your course - Music Appreciation: Middle Ages-Classical Era.
He has enjoyed it, except for the Gregorian Chant part, but he has had fun "moaning" about it. :)

~ L.S., homeschool mom

Your Instructor


Gena Mayo
Gena Mayo

Gena Mayo is a homeschooling mom of 8 who has been teaching music in various forms for over 25 years. She has a Bachelors degree in Music Education and a Masters degree in Vocal Pedagogy (teaching voice lessons). It has been her joy to teach elementary and junior high choir, high school voice classes, private voice lessons for teens through adults, early childhood music and movement classes (babies through preschool), elementary general music, and music appreciation for elementary through high school. But, her favorite music teaching experience has been as musical director for stage musicals such as Seussical, Shrek, Singing in the Rain, Newsies, and Beauty and the Beast. It is Gena's desire to help all homeschoolers include music in their homeschools!


"My oldest (14,) is loving listening to the variety of different music in the Middle Ages Music Appreciation online course. She is especially enjoying the minstrel and medieval music. She's seen many of the songs in literature, but never heard them. The course is bringing a new level of understanding to other aspects of our homeschool, which make it extra enjoyable. Thank you!"

~ Shannan Swindler, homeschool mom and blogger at Captivating Compass

I wish I could have used your courses with our children as we did school at home. We are a music loving family and it would have been a gift to them to broaden their experiences with your lessons. However, the youngest of 6 is a freshman in college this year - off on his own musical adventures.

When I came across your courses, I invested in the first one as a resource to use with my piano students. I expect to continue to do that from time to time. I have enjoyed going through them for my own education and enjoyment.

Probably the most significant use is one I still anticipate. We will become grandparents this spring, and my thoughts have drifted toward what kinds of things I want to have available for the next generation. The simplicity of what you provide, the easy access to the music via the Internet, and the number of lessons you provide in a course all speak to my heart. Your musical choices take me outside the normal music I find on my own. It helps me explore with a little less investment of time.

~Carol

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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