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

Summer 2017

Prep-Level 4
Introduction to Music Theory

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July 4-August 3
Tue & Thu 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Level 5-8 Theory

Formerly called Basic-Advanced Rudiments

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July 4-August 10
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 
9:00-10:30 a.m.
(No Monday class first & last week.)

Level 5-8 Theory

Formerly called Basic-Advanced Rudiments

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July 4-August 10
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
(No Monday class first & last week.)

Level 9 Harmony

Formerly called Basic Harmony

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July 4-August 10
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 
9:00-10:15 a.m.
(No Monday class first & last week.)

Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint

Formerly Intermediate Harmony

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July 4-August 10
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
10:30-11:45 a.m.
(No Monday class first & last week.)

ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint

Formerly Advanced Harmony

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July 4-August 10
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
9:00-10:15 a.m.
(No Monday class first & last week.)

ARCT Analysis

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July 4-August 10
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
10:30-11:45 a.m.
(No Monday class first & last week.)

Level 9 History

Formerly History 1

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July 4-August 10
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
10:30-11:45 a.m.
(No Monday class first & last week.)

Level 10 History

Formerly History 2

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July 4-August 10
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
1:30-2:45 p.m.
(No Monday class first & last week.)

ARCT History

Formerly History 3

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July 4-August 10
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
12:00-1:15 p.m.
(No Monday class first & last week.)