Level 9 History - 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

Fees: $495

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

Prerequisites: Level 8 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 9 History
  2. Official Assessment Papers, Level 9 History, most recent edition.

Both are available online through:

 http://bookstore.rcmusic.ca/ Canada

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

 your local music store, or Amazon.

Course Description:

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

This course an introductory music history course to four historical style periods: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and the Modern era.

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 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 online and 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.

Students must have a certain degree of computer literacy. Students complete their assignments using a word-processor and completing online tasks. Practice exams are scanned by the student. 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: Parents must be prepared to assist younger students in completing/uploading assignments and navigating the site.

Refunds: Students may apply for a partial refund up to one week after courses begin. Refunds are subject to a $75.00 administration fee plus marking fees. Please allow two-three weeks to process.