Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint - Accelerated - January 2018

This course is now closed to enrolment

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.


  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.