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Theory: Level 9 Harmony

Theory: Level 9 Harmony
Level 9 Harmony - book cover
  • Available:  September 22, 2021 - May 11, 2022
  • Instructor:  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 Level 9 Harmony 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 9 Harmony Examination after the course has started must do so through their MyRCM Account.


This Advanced Level course corresponds to the content of a first-year college or university music program, and is designed to prepare students to write the Level 9 Harmony Examination. It is recommended that students complete RCM Level 8 Theory 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 an RCM Examiner
  • 12 weekly classes, 2.3 hours each
  • Moodle Account to access instructor handouts and upload assignments
 REQUIRED COURSE TEXTBOOKS*: *Students must purchase course textbooks prior to the first class


Level 9 Harmony
·      fundamentals of harmonic language
·      introduction of two- and four- part writing
·      writing in four parts in the style of J.S. Bach's chorales
·      melody writing and melodic decoration
·      harmonic and structural analysis (including 18th century dances and inventions)

Theory: Level 9 - Harmony

Term Day Dates Time Instructor Tuition  
Fall Term Wed Sep 22-Dec 8, 2021 5:30-7:50pm ET James Stager $499 Sold out
Winter Term Wed Feb 16-May 11, 2022 6:00-8:20pm ET George Thurgood $499 Register
Summer Term Tue, Wed, Thu Summer 2022 TBD TBD TBD TBD contact us