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Theory: ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint

Theory: ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint
ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint - book cover
  • Price:  $499
  • Available:  July 4, 2023 - August 10, 2023
  • Days:  Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday
  • Time:  11:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Instructor:  Oscar 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 & History classes are in-person only. Tuition does not include textbooks or exam. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks and registering for exams.

ARCT-level Theory and History classes are only offered during the Summer Term.



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:
  • Weekly classes:
    • one class per week September to June (Full Year or Fall/Winter Term)
    • four classes per week for Summer Intensive
  • 28 hours of live in-person classes taught by a senior RCM Examiner
  • 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

Summer Intensive

July & August (dates TBC)
Instructor: Oscar Peterson School Faculty