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Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation
Kyra Millan singing

What inspired Beethoven to write his 5th Symphony?

What’s the difference between a cadenza and a cadence?

How does Purcell use musical word painting to make us feel the emotions of his characters?


Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of great composers, artists, and musical works. The Royal Conservatory School offers an unsurpassed breadth of Music Appreciation classes taught by experts in a welcoming and intimate environment. These sessions are designed to expand your understanding and enjoyment of music across genres and historical periods, from the rich traditions of the past to exciting new creations of the present.

With sessions offered in the morning, afternoon, and evening, there is sure to be something that sparks your curiosity and fits your schedule. Select sessions include live performances by the rising stars of The Glenn Gould School and special concert ticket offers to enhance your experience.

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Learn More About the Music You Love!

Course Name Instructor Day/Time Course Length Tuition
Understanding the Musical Mind Dr. Sean Hutchins

Tuesdays
10am-12pm

Sep 17-Oct 15, 2019 $150 REGISTER
Choral Masterpieces Rick Phillips Wednesdays
1-3pm
Sep 18-Oct 23, 2019 $210 REGISTER
How Music Works: Part 2 James Stager Fridays
10-11:30am
Sep 27-Dec 6, 2019 $225 REGISTER
How Music Works: Part 1 James Stager Fridays
12-1:30pm
Sep 27-Dec 6, 2019 $225 REGISTER
The Magic of Mozart Rick Phillips Tuesdays
1-3pm
Oct 1-29, 2019 $175 REGISTER
Witches, Devils and Lost Souls in Opera Wayne Gooding Wednesdays
10am-12pm
Oct 2-Nov 6, 2019 $185 REGISTER
A Journey Through Harmony In Western Music Clayton Scott Thursdays
10am-12pm
Oct 3-31, 2019 $225 REGISTER
The Art of Song: German Lied David Eliakis Wednesdays
1-3pm
Oct 30-Nov 27, 2019 $150 REGISTER
Learn at Lunch: Four More Great Composers Rick Phillips Tuesdays
Noon-1pm
Nov 5-26, 2019 $70 REGISTER
Great Piano Concertos Rick Phillips Wednesdays
10am-12pm
Nov 13-D3c 4, 2019 $140 REGISTER
J.S. Bach: The Christmas Oratorio Rick Phillips Thursdays
1-3pm
Dec 5-12, 2019 $70 REGISTER