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Theory: Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint

Theory: Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint
Level 10: Harmony & Counterpoint - book cover
  • Available:  September 21, 2022 - May 10, 2023
  • Instructor:  James Stager, George Thurgood
  • 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.

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 classes:
    • one class per week September to June (Full Year or Fall/Winter Term)
    • three classes per week for Summer Intensive
  • 28 hours of live in-person 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(s) Dates Time Instructor Tuition  
Fall (Accelerated) Wed Sep 21-Dec 7, 2022 6:00-8:20 pm George Thurgood $540 Register
Winter (Accelerated) Wed Feb 15-May 10, 2023 5:30-7:50 pm James Stager $540 Register
Summer Intensive Mon-Thu TBC TBC Oscar Peterson School Faculty TBC Contact Us