The goal of this music class is to learn to appreciate classical music through studying fifteen famous classical composers and focusing on their most well-known pieces. Through the use of online discussion boards on blackboard, this online class enables students to post their own responses as well as reply to other students. The fifteen composers studied will include: Bingen, Machaut, Josquin, Palestrina, Purcell, Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Smetana, Dvorak, Wagner, Debussy and Schoenberg.