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Musicianship

Students will cover the basics of intervals, triads, basic key signatures, and terminology to improve their music reading proficiency.

RCM Theory: Basic Rudiments

Learn the basic elements of music notation including pitch, rhythm, scales, intervals, triads, transposition, analysis, and musical terms.Note: this course may be taken as either a single-semester or full-year course. Students may start single-semester classes in September or January.

RCM Theory: Intermediate Rudiments

A continuation of Basic Rudiments, including all key signatures, triads, and extended terminology. Note: this course may be taken as either a single-semester or full-year course. Students may start single-semester classes in September or January.

RCM Theory: Advanced Rudiments

A continuation of Intermediate Rudiments, including cadences, transposition of some orchestral instruments, and melody writing. Note: this course may be taken as either a single-semester or full-year course. Students may start single-semester classes in September or January.

RCM Theory: Basic Harmony

The basics of four-part chorale writing in the style of Bach, structural analysis, and melody writing.

RCM Theory: Intermediate Harmony

A continuation of Basic Harmony including modulation, applied dominant and leading-note chords, and structural analysis of larger forms.

RCM Theory: Advanced Harmony

Advanced chromatic harmony and modulation to remote keys. Contrapuntal two-part writing covered in Counterpoint is extended to create compositions in the Baroque style.

RCM Theory: Counterpoint

Materials learned in Harmony are applied to two-part contrapuntal writing in the style of the Baroque period. Introductory fugal analysis included.

RCM Theory: Analysis

Building on the basic analytical skills developed in Rudiments and Harmony, students will explore art song, small and large instrumental forms, the fugal style of J. S. Bach, and important 20th-century compositional techniques.

RCM History: Music History I

An introduction to the study of music history through an overview of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th-Century periods.