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Theory: ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint

Theory: ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint
ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint - book cover
  • Available:  September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022
  • Instructor:  Peterson School Faculty
  • Discipline:  Theory & History
  • Course Type:  Group Classes, Theory & History
  • Student Type:  Adults, School Aged (4-17)
  • Difficulty:  Advanced

Course Description

All Theory and History classes will be delivered online via Zoom. Times are local in the Eastern Time zone. Students may choose to purchase course texts and/or examination at the time of registration.


NOTE: Course textbooks and the ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint Examination can be purchased as add-ons when registering for this course. Alternatively, students can purchase textbooks at an online or local retailer. Students wishing to register for the ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint Examination after the course has started must do so through their MyRCM Account.


This accelerated, Advanced Level course corresponds to the content of a 2nd or 3rd year of a college or university music program, and is designed to prepare students to write the ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint Examination. Students must have completed Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint before registering for this course. The completion of weekly homework assignments is required. Please see Course Outline below for more details.
Tuition includes:
  • 28 hours of live, online classes taught by a senior RCM Examiner
  • 12 weekly classes, 2 hours each
  • Moodle Account to access instructor handouts and upload assignments 
REQUIRED COURSE TEXTBOOKS*: *Students must purchase course textbooks prior to the first class


ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint

  • figured bass realization
  • modulation to remote keys
  • harmonizing Bach chorales
  • the Neapolitan chord and augmented 6th chords
  • two-part contrapuntal writing

Theory: ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint

Course Length Day of Week Date Time Instructor Tuition
Summer Term
(Summer Intensive)