Level 10 Harmony - Weekly - Fall 2017

Course Dates:Tuesday Oct 24 2017 - May 08 2018

Winter Break: December 16 2017 - January 15 2018

Spring Break: March 17 2018 - April 03 2018

Examination Dates: Friday/Saturday May 11/12 2018

Workload: One assignment (unit) per week due on Tuesday of each week. July 25-August 28, two assignments per week due on Tuesday and Friday. Allow for a minimum of three hours of study for each unit.

Fees: $495

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

Prerequisites: Level 9 Theory

Workload: One assignment (unit) per week due on Tuesday of each week. Allow for a minimum of three hours of study for each unit.

Students can expect a course’s workload to be similar to that found in traditional hour-long weekly lesson 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. Most recent Official Assessment Papers

Both are available online through:

 http://bookstore.rcmusic.ca/ Canada

http://bookstore.musicdevelopmentprogram.org (USA)

 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 exam.

This program covers traditional four-part writing, and keyboard style, 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.

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.

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 have a certain degree of computer literacy. Students submit their scanned assignments through Dropbox. 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.


  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 and set up a Dropbox folder.

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 for details.

PLEASE NOTE: We recommend that students be at least fourteen years of age. Parents should be prepared to assist their children in completing/uploading assignments and navigating the site.