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Theory: Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint

Theory: Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint
Level 10: Harmony & Counterpoint - book cover
  • Available:  September 22, 2021 - May 11, 2022
  • Instructor:  James Stager
  • 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 Level 10 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 Level 10 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 second-year college or university music program, and is designed to prepare students to write the Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint Examination. 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 one-hour classes (September to May)
  • 28 hours of live, online classes taught by an RCM Examiner
  • 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

Term Day Dates Time Instructor Tuition  
Fall Term Wed Sep 22-Dec 8, 2021 6-8:20pm ET George Thurgood $499 Register
Winter Term Wed Feb 16-May 11, 2022 5:30-7:50pm ET James Stager $499 Register
Summer Term Tue, Wed, Thu Summer 2022 TBC TBD TBD contact us