Theory, History, and Composition

The Conservatory is privileged to have several composers among its faculty members and offers individual lessons in 30, 45, and 60-minute lengths, depending on student need and teacher recommendation.

Our Programs

Students will be required to take a placement exam unless enrolling in Music Theory Prep.

Theory Prep and Level 1

Preparatory through Level 4 Theory introduces students to the basic elements of music, including notational conventions, melody writing, analysis, and guided listening of selected works from various musical genres and styles.

The Elementary Theory Levels are not tested with formal examinations. Their purpose is to provide a foundation for well-rounded training and lifelong music making.

Theory 2 and 3

Preparatory through Level 4 Theory introduces students to the basic elements of music, including notational conventions, melody writing, analysis, and guided listening of selected works from various musical genres and styles.

The Elementary Theory Levels are not tested with formal examinations. Their purpose is to provide a foundation for well-rounded training and lifelong music making.

Theory 4 and 5

Students continue the foundations established at the Elementary levels and further develop understanding of notational conventions, analysis, melody and composition, and music history.

 

Intermediate level examinations require cumulative knowledge of concepts from all previous levels.

Theory 6

Level 5 through Level 8 Theory builds on the foundations established at the Elementary levels and further develop understanding of notational conventions, analysis,
melody and composition, and music history.

Intermediate level examinations require cumulative knowledge of concepts from all previous levels.

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