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Theory: Level 9 Harmony

Theory: Level 9 Harmony
Level 9 Harmony - book cover
  • Price:  $585
  • Available:  September 20, 2023 - May 8, 2024
  • 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.

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:
  • Weekly classes:
    • one class per week September to June (Full Year or Fall/Winter Term)
    • four classes per week for Summer Intensive
  • 27 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 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(s) Sessions Dates Time Instructor Tuition  
Fall (Accelerated) Wed 12 Sep 20-
Dec 5, 2023
5:30-7:50pm James Stager $585  REGISTRATION CLOSED
Winter (Accelerated) Wed 12 Feb 14 -
May 8, 2024
6-8:20pm George Thurgood $585 Register