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Jazz and Pop Songwriting

Discover text setting, harmony, and storytelling while exploring unique and compelling voices within the popular medium in this introduction to the art and craft of writing songs. The class includes writing exercises, listening, and analysis of songs in addition to ongoing presentation and discussion of students’ work in a supportive class environment. Private, semi-private, and small… Read more »

Music Theory 101

Strengthen your music reading and analysis skills through an introductory study of music theory to develop a solid foundation for the study of a musical instrument.

The Corelli Project: Baroque Scholars

Develop a deeper understanding of Corelli, Handel, Bach, and their contemporaries by examining the theoretical and historical context of musical masterworks of the middle to late Baroque. FALL DATES Sept. 10, Sept. 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Nov. 19, Dec. 3 SPRING DATES Jan. 14, Jan. 28, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, Mar. 11,… Read more »

The Corelli Project: Baroque String Ensemble

Corelli’s concerti for string orchestra are a virtual handbook on how to play a string instrument. Strike up new friendships with a vibrant new ensemble that will help you brush up on your technical skills while acquiring a deeper understanding of the musical significance and historical context of Corelli’s masterpieces. Take a journey with works… Read more »

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.