R.C.M. Music Theory & History

January 2018 Accelerated Programs

Prepare for your Royal Conservatory of Music May 2018 Music Theory and History exams

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Course Dates: Friday  January 26 2018 - Tuesday May 08 2018: Weekly format January 26 - February 23, twice weekly format February 23 - May 08.

Spring Break: March 16 - April 03 2018

Examination Dates:  May 11, 12 2018

Registration:

Individual course descriptions will appear below once they are open for enrolment. Some courses require a Dropbox account. Your first assignment will be available January 26 2018.

Workload One assignment due per week January 26 - February 23 2018. Two assignments (units) per week due on the Friday and Tuesday of each week February 23 - May 08 2018. Allow for a minimum of three hours of study for each unit. These courses move fast!

Students can expect a course’s workload to be similar to that found in traditional hour-long twice-weekly lessons plus homework. Successful students spend about three hours on each unit. Their first hour is spent reviewing the lesson material and working out sample questions as they would in a traditional classroom. Up to two more hours per unit may be spent on completing their assignment and reviewing earlier material.


Available Courses:

  • Level 9 Harmony
  • Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint
  • Level 9 History
  • Level 10 History
  • ARCT programs are available by request

General Course Descriptions

Each course comprises twenty-one units of study. Three units are dedicated to practice exams.

Students prepare for the exams by completing assignments based on the material found in their text. See individual course descriptions for required texts. Courses also may include extra study resources such as glossaries, short quizzes, summaries of lessons, and videos for the history courses.

Students must have a certain degree of computer literacy. Students submit their scanned assignments through Dropbox or directly to the site. For the History courses, students may use a word processor for the bulk of their work (.doc, .docx or odt format). The instructor grades and returns assignments to the student with comments. An instructor is available to the student through the online messaging system where students may ask specific questions about their work. Students may receive additional tutoring by purchasing online private lessons. 

Successful students are highly motivated mature teenagers or adult students capable of working independently. Parents of students under fourteen years of age must contact the instructor via the messaging system before any course commences.

Student Responsibilities:

  • Have any necessary prerequisites
  • 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. The registration deadline for RCM exams is March 01 2018 Visit rcmusic.ca for details.

Refunds: Students may apply for a refund up to seven days after courses begin. Refunds are subject to a $75.00 administration fee plus marking fees. Please allow thirty days to process.

Level 9 Harmony - Accelerated - January 2018

Course Dates: Friday January 26 2018 - Tuesday May 08 2018: Weekly format January 26 - February 23, twice weekly format February 23 - May 08.

Spring Break: March 16 - April 03 2018

Examination Dates:Friday/Saturday May 11,12 2018

Course Fee: $475

Late Registration: $55 surcharge. Please allow 48 hours to set up late enrolments

Prerequisites: Level 8 Theory, recommended minimum age: 14

Workload: Two assignment each week, allow minimum 3 hours per assignment

Students can expect a course’s workload to be similar to that found in traditional hour-long twice-weekly lessons plus homework. Successful students spend about three hours on each unit. Their first hour is spent reviewing the lesson material and working out sample questions as they would in a traditional classroom. Up to two more hours per unit may be spent on completing their assignment and reviewing earlier material.

Required Materials:

  1. Celebrate Theory Level 9 Harmony
  2. Official Assessment Papers, most recent edition.

Both are available online through:

 http://bookstore.rcmusic.ca/ your local music store, or Amazon.

Course Description:

This harmony course follows the Royal Conservatory of Music's crossover syllabus for Level 9 Harmony. The course is structured for students wishing to write the May 2018 exam.

The program covers traditional four-part writing for all diatonic chords, dominant seventh chords, functional and root/quality analysis of short passages from the Common Practice Period, as well as simple form analysis.

Students prepare for their exams by completing assignments based on the material found in their text. See individual course descriptions for required texts. Students must be able to scan their work in pdf format, then submit their assignments through Dropbox or directly to the site. 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.

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 registered, the instructor will contact you to confirm your prerequisites.

Student 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. The registration deadline for RCM exams is March 01, 2018. Visit rcmusic.ca for details.

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

Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint - Accelerated - January 2018

Course Dates: Friday January 26 2018 - Tuesday May 08 2018: Weekly format January 26 - February 23, twice weekly format February 23 - May 08.

Spring Break: March 16 - April 03 2018

Examination Dates:Friday/Saturday May 11,12 2018

Course Fee: $475

Late Registration: $55 surcharge. Please allow 48 hours to set up late enrolments

Prerequisites: Level 9 Harmony, recommended minimum age 14

Workload: Two assignment each week, allow minimum 3 hours per assignment

Students can expect a course’s workload to be similar to that found in traditional hour-long twice-weekly lessons plus homework. Successful students spend about three hours on each unit. Their first hour is spent reviewing the lesson material and working out sample questions as they would in a traditional classroom. Up to two more hours per unit may be spent on completing their assignment and reviewing earlier material.

Required Materials:

  1. Celebrate Theory, Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint
  2. Official Assessment Papers, most recent edition.

Both are available online through:

 http://bookstore.rcmusic.ca/, your local music store, or Amazon.

Course Description:

This harmony course follows the Royal Conservatory of Music's crossover syllabus for Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint. The course is structured for students wishing to write the May 2018 sitting of the exam.

The program covers traditional four-part writing, and keyboard style, and introductory counterpoint, building on Level 9 Harmony syllabus, including diatonic chords, secondary dominants, and modulations to closely related keys. Students also complete functional and root/quality analysis of short passages and form analysis from the Common Practice Period.

Students prepare for the exams by completing assignments based on the material found in their text. 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 or to the site. 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.

Enrolment:

  1. Create an account
  2. Click on the course. In the top left corner choose Settings -> Course Administration -> 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 registered, the instructor will contact you to confirm your prerequisites.

Student 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 rcmusica.ca for details.

Please note: Parents must be prepared to assist their children in completing/uploading assignments and navigating the site.

Level 9 History Accelerated - January 2018

Course Dates: Friday January 26 2018 - Tuesday May 08 2018: Weekly format January 26 - February 23, twice weekly format February 23 - May 08.

Spring Break: March 16 - April 03 2018

Examination Dates:Friday/Saturday May 11,12 2018

Course Fee: $475

Late Registration: $55 surcharge. Please allow 48 hours to set up late enrolments

Prerequisites: Level 8 Theory, recommended minimum age 14

Workload: Two assignment each week, allow a minimum of three hours per assignment

Students can expect a course’s workload to be similar to that found in traditional hour-long twice-weekly lessons plus homework. Successful students spend about three hours on each unit. Their first hour is spent reviewing the lesson material and working out sample questions as they would in a traditional classroom. Up to two more hours per unit may be spent on completing their assignment and reviewing earlier material.

Required Materials:

  1. Celebrate Theory, Level 9 History
  2. Official Assessment Papers, Level 9 History, most recent edition.

Both are available online through:

 http://bookstore.rcmusic.ca/ your local music store, or Amazon.

Course Description:

This music history course follows the Royal Conservatory of Music's most recent syllabus for Level 9 History. This course an introductory music history course to four historical style periods: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and the Modern era.

The course is structured for students wishing to write the May 2018 exam.

Students prepare for their exams by completing assignments based on the material found in their text. Extra resources include a glossary, a study guide to composers, and links to videos of the pieces covered. Students submit their assignments through the website. 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.

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 registered, the instructor will contact you to confirm your prerequisites.

Student 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. The registration deadline for RCM exams is March 01 2018. Visit rcmusic.ca for details.

PLEASE NOTE: Parents of students must be prepared to assist their children in completing/uploading assignments and navigating the site.

Level 10 History - Accelerated - January 2018

Course Dates: Friday January 26 2018 - Tuesday May 08 2018: Weekly format January 26 - February 23, twice weekly format February 23 - May 08.

Spring Break: March 16 - April 03 2018

Examination Dates:Friday/Saturday May 11,12 2018

Course Fee: $475

Late Registration: $55 surcharge. Please allow 48 hours to set up late enrolments

Prerequisites: Level 9 Harmony, Level 9 History, recommended minimum age 14

Workload: Two assignment each week, allow a minimum of three hours per assignment

Students can expect a course’s workload to be similar to that found in traditional hour-long twice-weekly lessons plus homework. Successful students spend about three hours on each unit. Their first hour is spent reviewing the lesson material and working out sample questions as they would in a traditional classroom. Up to two more hours per unit may be spent on completing their assignment and reviewing earlier material.

Required Materials:

  1. Celebrate Theory, Level 10 History
  2. Official Assessment Papers, most recent edition.

Both are available online through:

 http://bookstore.rcmusic.ca/ your local music store, or Amazon.

This music history course follows the Royal Conservatory of Music's most recent syllabus for Level 10 History. Level 10 History emphasises the development of musical genres and forms starting with the Middle Ages through to the Classical era.

The course is structured for students wishing to write the May 2018 exam.

Students prepare for their exams by completing assignments based on the material found in their text. Extra resources include a glossary, a study guide to composers, and links to videos of the pieces covered. Students submit their assignments through the website. 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

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 registered, the instructor will contact you to confirm your prerequisites.

Student 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. The registration deadline for RCM exams is March 01 2018. Visit rcmusica.ca for details.

PLEASE NOTE: Parents of students must be prepared to assist their children in completing/uploading assignments and navigating the site.