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Theory: Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint

Theory: Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint
Level 10: Harmony & Counterpoint - book cover
  • Available:  July 2, 2024 - August 8, 2024
  • Instructor:  Oscar Peterson School of Music Faculty
  • Discipline:  Theory & History
  • Course Type:  Group Classes, Theory & History
  • Student Type:  Adults, School Aged (4-17)
  • Difficulty:  Advanced

Course Description

Summer Theory Intensive is online!

Starting July 2, 2024, The Royal Conservatory will again be offering online theory classes for Levels 9 to ARCT Theory and History. These classes will be delivered online via Zoom (no hybrid or in-person options), taught by RCM Examiners, and available to students across North America. When registering please be aware that classes times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

NOTE: Tuition does not include textbooks or exam. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks and registering for exams. 

This accelerated, Advanced Level course corresponds to the content of a second-year college or university music program, and is designed to prepare students to write the Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint Examination. Students should be at least 14 years old as of the start of the course. Students must have completed RCM Level 9 Harmony 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)
    • three (3) classes per week for Summer Intensive
  • 27 hours of live in-person classes taught by an RCM Examiner (Summer Intensive taught online via Zoom)
  • Moodle Account to access instructor handouts and upload assignments
REQUIRED COURSE TEXTBOOKS*: *Students must purchase course textbooks prior to the first class


Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint

  • leading-tone diminished 7th chord
  • dominant 9th and 13th chords
  • sequences
  • melody writing (16-measure binary form)
  • sonata form, rondo form, and fugal expression

Theory: Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint

Summer Intensive - ONLINE

July 2-August 8, 2024
6:00-7:30 pm EDT
Instructor: James Stager