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Theory: Levels 5-8

Theory: Levels 5-8
Theory Levels 5-8 - book cover
  • Price:  $499
  • Available:  September 19, 2020 - June 22, 2021
  • Days:  Monday;Tuesday
  • Time:  6:00 pm ET
  • Instructor:  RCS Faculty
  • Discipline:  Theory & History
  • Course Type:  Group Classes, Theory & History
  • Student Type:  Any Age
  • Difficulty:  Intermediate

Course Description

All Theory and History classes will be delivered online via Zoom. Students may choose to purchase course texts at the time of registration for the special price of $25 (shipping included). Materials will be shipped to students' homes after the second meeting of the class.


Students will continue to expand musical literacy and build analytical skills developed in the Elementary levels. Each student's learning is enriched through interactivity with creative composition, analysis, and music appreciation.

Level 5: New Concepts

  • major and minor keys up to four sharps and flats
  • triad inversions and dominant 7th chords
  • 6/8 time
  • expanded melody writing
  • analysis through repertoire exploration

Level 6: New Concepts

  • double sharp and flat
  • transposition of major key melodies
  • compound meter
  • augmented and diminished intervals
  • identification of half and authentic cadences
  • introduction of Baroque and Classical style

Level 7: New Concepts

  • transposition to any key, up or down
  • inversion of intervals
  • chromatic, whole-tone, octatonic, pentatonic, blues scales
  • diminished, augmented triads; diminished 7th chord
  • melody writing in minor keys
  • introduction to Romantic and Modern eras

Level 8: New Concepts

  • alto and tenor clefs
  • transposition to concert pitch
  • hybrid meters
  • compound intervals
  • triads built on any scale degree
  • cluster, quartal, and polychords
  • introduction to Medieval, Renaissance, and world music

Theory: Levels 5 to 8

Term Day Dates Time Instructor Tuition
Fall (Intensive) Mon Sep 21, 2020-Jan 11-2021 6:30-8:30pm Christopher Lencki N/A Contact Us
Full Year Tue Sep 22, 2020-May 4, 2021 6:30-7:30pm Janet Fothergill N/A Contact Us
Winter (Intensive) Tue Jan 26-Jun 22, 2021 6:00-7:20pm Christopher Lencki $499 Contact Us