The study of theory is an essential component of well-rounded musical training and is intended to support the practical studies to enhance and enrich the musical experience. The Royal Conservatory theory curriculum provides an effective, well-sequenced path for developing musical understanding and literacy. Students are strongly encouraged to include the study of theory at every level.
In Fall 2016, The Royal Conservatory launched its Theory Syllabus, 2016 Edition and a new series Celebrate Theory, encompassing theory basics, harmony & counterpoint, analysis, and music history. Come to the Royal Conservatory School and learn from the source! Our classes are taught by acclaimed and experienced instructors, many of whom are members of the College of Examiners and assisted in the development of the new curriculum. Students will receive an excellent foundation to ensure success, and in some cases, will earn high school and university credits.
Download this transition document for more information on how the new curriculum compares to the previous one.