RCM Music Theory, Levels 1-8

Enrolment: Enrolment will reopen Monday January 08 2018

  • Elementary Music Theory - Levels 1-4: Enrolment is ongoing.
  • Level 5 Theory: Enrolment is ongoing.
  • Level 6 Theory: Enrolment is ongoing.
  • Level 7 Theory: Enrolment is ongoing.
  • Level 8 Theory: Enrolment is ongoing.

Important Dates:

  • Winter Break: December 16 2017- January 08 2018
  • Spring Break: Friday March 16 - Tuesday April 03 2018
  • Summer Break: August 11- September 04 2018
  • Exam dates: The 2nd weekend of August, December, and May of each year. Visit rcmusic.ca for details

Students will have access to their courses during Summer, Winter, and Spring Breaks. Please note that no marking services are offered during these breaks.

General Course Descriptions

The Royal Conservatory of Music's Elementary (Levels 1-4) and Intermediate (Levels 5-8) Music Theory introduces the basic elements, notation conventions, terminology of music as well as music history. Written examinations start at Level 5 Theory. Each course comprises sixteen units of study with a maximum 180 day enrolment period. Starting with Level 5 Theory, courses include three units dedicated to practice exams. Students prepare for their exams by completing assignments based on the material found in their text. Courses also have complementary resources designed to help students work through the material.

These courses are suitable for adult and mature teenagers who are able to work independently. Each level builds on the previous one. Students must have the required prerequisites for each level.

Students must have a certain degree of computer literacy. Students submit their scanned assignments in pdf format through Dropbox. A highly qualified instructor corrects and returns assignments to the student with comments. An instructor is available for questions to students throughout their enrolment period through the online messaging system, except during Summer, Winter and Spring break. Students that need extra help with a particular topic are encouraged to purchase online private lessons.

PLEASE NOTE: Parents of younger students (ages 10-14) must be prepared to assist their children in completing/uploading assignments and navigating the site.

Student/Parent Responsibilities:

  • Must be computer literate: able to use file sharing, have access to a scanner, create pdf documents, etc.
  • Obtain required course material
  • Complete all assignments on time
  • Ask questions when they have them
  • Sign-up for when they need extra help
  • Register for their RCM exam. Visit rcmusica.ca for details. US students register for their exams at http://www.musicdevelopmentprogram.org/

Prospective students and parents of prospective students are encouraged to contact me through the online messaging system to discuss your options and goals before enrolling in a program.

Refunds: Apply in writing up to seven days after enrolment for a refund subject to a $75.00 administration fee plus any marking fee. Please allow thirty days to process.

Elementary Music Theory Levels 1-4

Course Dates: Enrolment will reopen Monday January 08 2018. Enrolment period is for 180 days. Please review the calendar for important dates.

Examination Dates: There is no examination

Suggested Workload: Sixteen units in total. Plan to spend 2-3 hours per unit

Course Fee: $375

Prerequisites:None

Required Materials:

  1. Elementary Music Rudiments - BASIC, 2nd Edition Mark Sarnecki

The text is available online through your local music store, amazon and the rcmusic bookstore.

Course Description:

This Elementary Music Theory Course is designed to introduce students to the Royal Conservatory of Music's theory program and is a prerequisite for our Level 5 Theory course. This course is a relatively gentle introduction to the concepts of basic musicianship, reading and writing in the treble and bass clefs, scales and key signatures up to four sharps and flats, intervals, basic triads, terminology, and music history. Teenage and adult music students should find the coursework easy to moderately difficult.

The course is organized into sixteen units of work. Each unit consists of a directed study on a topic with an assignment from the required text. Students upload completed assignments in pdf format to a dropbox folder. An instructor reviews the assignment and returns it through dropbox with corrections and comments. Students may work at their own pace, but we suggest one unit per week to complete the course within the enrolment period of 180 days. Breaks from coursework occur during August, December, and March. Visit Music Theory, Levels 1-8 for details

PLEASE NOTE: Parents of younger students (ages 10-14) must be prepared to assist their children in completing/uploading assignments and navigating the site.

Enrolment:

  1. Create an account
  2. Click on the course. In the top left corner choose Settings -> Course Adminstration -> enrol me ... . Payment is made throughPaypal. Credit cards are accepted
  3. Purchase the required materials.
  4. Complete your online profile
  5. You will be contacted via the online messaging system when your course is ready. Please allow 24 hours to set-up any new course.

Student/Parent Responsibilities:

  • Must be computer literate: able to use file sharing, have access to a scanner, create pdf documents, etc.
  • Obtain required course material
  • Complete coursework before the end of their enrolment period
  • Ask questions when they have them
  • Sign-up for online lessons when they need extra help

Level 5 Theory

Course Dates: Enrolment will reopen Monday January 08 2018. Enrolment period is for 180 days. Please review the calendar for important dates.

Examination Dates:The 2nd weekend of August, December, and May of each year. Visit rcmusic.ca for details

Workload: Sixteen units in total, approximately one assignment per week. Please allow a minimum of three hours per assignment

Course Fee: $375

Prerequisites: Elementary Music Theory Levels 1-4

Required Materials:

  1. Celebrate Theory 5
  2. Official Assessment Papers, Level 5 Theory, most recent edition.

Both are available online through http://bookstore.rcmusic.ca/

Course Description:

This Level 5 Theory course follows the Royal Conservatory of Music's 2016 Music Theory Syllabus . Successful students will be prepared to write the RCM Level 5 Theory exam, although students not planning on writing the exam are welcome.

Music theory covers basic musicianship, including reading and writing in the treble and bass clefs, scales and key signatures, intervals, basic triads, terminology, and introduces some music history.

Students prepare for the exams by completing assignments based on the material found in their text and practice exams near the end of the course. Extra study material is available online, including a glossary of terms. Students must be able to scan their work in pdf format, then submit their assignments through Dropbox. The Instructor grades and returns the assignment to the student with comments. Students may ask specific questions about their work through the online message system. Students may receive additional tutoring by purchasing online private lessons.

PLEASE NOTE: Parents of younger students (ages 10-14) must be prepared to assist their children in completing/uploading assignments and navigating the site.

Enrolment:

  1. Create an account
  2. Click on the course. In the top left corner choose Settings -> Course Adminstration -> enrol me ... . Payment is made through Paypal. Credit cards are accepted
  3. Purchase the required materials.
  4. Students planning on writing an R.C.M. exam are responsible for their own registration.

Once enrolled in a course, an instructor will contact you to confirm your prerequisites and set up a Dropbox folder.

Student/Parent Responsibilities:

  • Must be computer literate: able to use file sharing, have access to a scanner, create pdf documents, etc.
  • Obtain required course material
  • Complete all assignments on time
  • Ask questions when they have them
  • Sign-up for online lessons when they need extra help
  • Register for their RCM exam. Visit rcmusic.ca for details.

Level 6 Theory

Course Dates: Enrolment will reopen Monday January 08 2018. Enrolment period is for 180 days. Please review the calendar for important dates.

Examination Dates:The 2nd weekend of August, December, and May of each year. Visit rcmusic.ca for details

Workload: Sixteen units in total, approximately one assignment per week. Please allow a minimum of three hours per assignment

Course Fee: $375

Prerequisites: Level 5 Theory

Required Materials:

  1. Celebrate Theory 6
  2. Official Assessment Papers, Level 6 Theory, most recent edition.

Both are available online through http://bookstore.rcmusic.ca/

Course Description:

This Level 6 Theory course follows the Royal Conservatory of Music's 2016 Music Theory Syllabus. Successful students will be prepared to write the RCM Level 6 Theory exam, although students not planning on writing the exam are welcome.

Music theory covers basic musicianship, including reading and writing in the treble and bass clefs, scales and key signatures, intervals, basic triads, terminology, and introduces some music history.

Students prepare for the exams by completing assignments based on the material found in their text and practice exams near the end of the course. Extra study material is available online, including a glossary of terms. Students must be able to scan their work in pdf format, then submit their assignments through Dropbox. The Instructor grades and returns the assignment to the student with comments. Students may ask specific questions about their work through the online message system. Students may receive additional tutoring by purchasing online private lessons.

PLEASE NOTE: Parents of younger students (ages 10-14) must be prepared to assist their children in completing/uploading assignments and navigating the site.

Enrolment:

  1. Create an account
  2. Click on the course. In the top left corner choose Settings -> Course Adminstration -> enrol me ... . Payment is made through Paypal. Credit cards are accepted
  3. Purchase the required materials.
  4. Students planning on writing an R.C.M. exam are responsible for their own registration.

Once enrolled in a course, an instructor will contact you to confirm your prerequisites and set up a Dropbox folder.

Student/Parent Responsibilities:

  • Must be computer literate: able to use file sharing, have access to a scanner, create pdf documents, etc.
  • Obtain required course material
  • Complete all assignments on time
  • Ask questions when they have them
  • Sign-up for online lessons when they need extra help
  • Register for their RCM exam. Visit rcmusic.ca for details.

Level 7 Theory

Course Dates: Enrolment will reopen Monday January 08 2018. Enrolment period is for 180 days. Please review the calendar for important dates.

Examination Dates:The 2nd weekend of August, December, and May of each year. Visit rcmusic.ca for details

Workload: Sixteen units in total, approximately one assignment per week. Please allow a minimum of three hours per assignment

Course Fee: $375

Prerequisites: Level 6 Theory

Required Materials:

  1. Celebrate Theory 7
  2. Official Assessment Papers, Level 7 Theory, most recent edition.

Both are available online through http://bookstore.rcmusic.ca/

Course Description:

This Level 7 Theory course follows the Royal Conservatory of Music's 2016 Music Theory Syllabus . Successful students will be prepared to write the RCM Level 7 Theory exam, although students not planning on writing the exam are welcome.

Music theory covers basic musicianship, including reading and writing in the treble and bass clefs, scales and key signatures, intervals, basic triads, terminology, and introduces some music history.

Students prepare for the exams by completing assignments based on the material found in their text and practice exams near the end of the course. Extra study material is available online, including a glossary of terms. Students must be able to scan their work in pdf format, then submit their assignments through Dropbox. The Instructor grades and returns the assignment to the student with comments. Students may ask specific questions about their work through the online message system. Students may receive additional tutoring by purchasing online private lessons.

PLEASE NOTE: Parents of younger students (ages 10-14) must be prepared to assist their children in completing/uploading assignments and navigating the site.

Enrolment:

  1. Create an account
  2. Click on the course. In the top left corner choose Settings -> Course Adminstration -> enrol me ... . Payment is made through Paypal. Credit cards are accepted
  3. Purchase the required materials.
  4. Students planning on writing an R.C.M. exam are responsible for their own registration.

Once enrolled in a course, an instructor will contact you to confirm your prerequisites and set up a Dropbox folder.

Student/Parent Responsibilities:

  • Must be computer literate: able to use file sharing, have access to a scanner, create pdf documents, etc.
  • Obtain required course material
  • Complete all assignments on time
  • Ask questions when they have them
  • Sign-up for online lessons when they need extra help
  • Register for their RCM exam. Visit rcmusic.ca for details.

Level 8 Theory

Course Dates: Enrolment will reopen Monday January 08 2018. Enrolment period is for 180 days. Please review the calendar for important dates.

Examination Dates:The 2nd weekend of August, December, and May of each year. Visit rcmusic.ca for details

Workload: Sixteen units in total, approximately one assignment per week. Please allow a minimum of three hours per assignment

Course Fee: $395

Prerequisites: Level 7 Theory

Required Materials:

  1. Celebrate Theory 8
  2. Official Assessment Papers, Level 8 Theory, most recent edition.

Both are available online through http://bookstore.rcmusic.ca/

Course Description:

This Level 8 Theory course follows the Royal Conservatory of Music's 2016 Music Theory Syllabus. Successful students will be prepared to write the RCM Level 8 Theory exam, although students not planning on writing the exam are welcome.

Music theory covers basic musicianship, including reading and writing in the treble and bass clefs, scales and key signatures, intervals, basic triads, terminology, and introduces some music history.

Students prepare for the exams by completing assignments based on the material found in their text and practice exams near the end of the course. Extra study material is available online, including a glossary of terms. Students must be able to scan their work in pdf format, then submit their assignments through Dropbox. The Instructor grades and returns the assignment to the student with comments. Students may ask specific questions about their work through the online message system. Students may receive additional tutoring by purchasing online private lessons.

PLEASE NOTE: Parents of younger students (ages 10-14) must be prepared to assist their children in completing/uploading assignments and navigating the site.

Enrolment:

  1. Create an account
  2. Click on the course. In the top left corner choose Settings -> Course Adminstration -> enrol me ... . Payment is made through Paypal. Credit cards are accepted
  3. Purchase the required materials.
  4. Students planning on writing an R.C.M. exam are responsible for their own registration.

Once enrolled in a course, an instructor will contact you to confirm your prerequisites and set up a Dropbox folder.

Student/Parent Responsibilities:

  • Must be computer literate: able to use file sharing, have access to a scanner, create pdf documents, etc.
  • Obtain required course material
  • Complete all assignments on time
  • Ask questions when they have them
  • Sign-up for online lessons when they need extra help
  • Register for their RCM exam. Visit rcmusic.ca for details.