Level 9 History Accelerated - Summer 2018

Course Dates: Tuesday May 29 2018 - Tuesday August 07 2018 -twice weekly format

Examination Dates:Friday/Saturday August 10,11 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 August 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.


  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 June 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.