Theory Courses

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 rudiments, 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 curriulum. Students will receive an excellent foundation to ensure success, and in some cases, will earn high school and university credits.

For more information on the new curriculum and how it compares to the old one, please refer to this information sheet.

 

Course More Information Next Available Session

Fall Term 2016

 

 

Level 9 History 

Formerly called History 1

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September 15 - December 8
Thursday 7:00-9:00 p.m.(class occurs on Wednesday, too, on last week)

Level 9 Harmony

Formerly called Harmony 1

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September 14 - December 8
Wednesday 5:30-7:30 p.m. (class occurs on Thursday, too, on last week)

Winter Term 2017

 

 

Level 5-8 Theory

Formerly called Basic-Advanced Rudiments

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January 23 - May 8
Monday 6:30-8:30 p.m.
 

Level 9 Harmony

Formerly called Basic Harmony

More information & to register January 23 - May 8
Monday 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Level 9 Harmony

Formerly called Basic Harmony

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January 31 - May 9
Tuesday 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Level 9 History

Formerly History 1

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February 1 - May 10
Wednesday 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Level 10 History

Formerly History 2

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January 31 - May 9, 2017
Tuesday 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Level 10 Harmony and Counterpoint

Formerly Intermediate Harmony

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February 1 - May 10
Wednesday 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Beethoven's Sonatas

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January 9 - Apr 24
Mondays 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Full Year 2016-2017    

Level 5 Theory

Formerly Basic-Advanced Rudiments

More information & to register September 13 - April 18
Tuesday 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Level 5-8 Theory

Formerly Basic-Advanced Rudiments

More information & to register September 13 - April 18
Tuesday 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Level 6 Theory

Formerly Intermediate Rudiments

More information & to register September 13 - April 18
Tuesday 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Level 7 Theory

Formerly Intermediate Rudiments (part 1)

More information & to register September 15 - April 20
Thursday 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Level 8 Theory

Formerly Advanced Rudiments

More information & to register September 13 - April 18
Tuesday 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Level 9 History

Formerly History 1

More information & to register September 15 - April 20
Thursday 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Level 10 History

Formerly History 2

More information & to register September 15 - April 20
Thursday 7:00-8:00 p.m.

ARCT History

Formerly History 3

More information & to register September 15 - April 20
Thursday 8:00-9:00 p.m.

Level 9 Harmony

Formerly Basic Harmony

More information & to register September 14 - April 19
Wednesday 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Level 10 Harmony and Counterpoint

Formerly Intermediate Harmony

More information & to register September 14 - April 19
Wednesday 8:00-9:00 p.m.

ARCT Harmony and Counterpoint

Formerly Intermediate Harmony

More information & to register September 14 - April 19
Wednesday 6:00-7:00 p.m.

ARCT Analysis

Formerly Analysis

More information & to register September 15 - April 20
Thursday 7:00-8:00 p.m.