Tweet Spring 2014 Intermediate Rudiments (formerly Grade 1 Rudiments) will cover the foundations of music notation and vocabulary per the requirements prescribed by RCM Examinations and the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. Intermediate Rudiments is scheduled for Wednesday evenings at 8:15pm ET beginning January 29th, 2014. For more information please download the Intermediate Rudiments Information […]
Tweet Sarah Veber, of St. Philip’s, Newfoundland, has won another theory award. Sarah received the highest mark of students in the Theory 5 category for the Hamilton-Halton branch of ORMTA teachers. She did so on the History 3 (formerly Grade 5 History) course. Congratulations, Sarah!!
Tweet An interesting tidbit from the Fall 2011 edition of Music Matters: RCM Examinations is pleased to announce that as of September 2011 candidates have 5 years to complete all theory co-requisites upon successfully completing the relevant practical examination level. Furthermore, theory examinations that had previously been listed as prerequisites for specific practical examinations, will […]
Tweet Fall 2011 Basic Rudiments (formerly Preliminary Rudiments) will cover the foundations of music notation and vocabulary per the requirements prescribed by RCM Examinations and the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program (CHRCAP). Basic Rudiments is tentatively scheduled for Monday evenings at 8:00pm ET beginning September 12th, 2011. For more information please download the Course […]
Tweet This is the final post of responses from a questionnaire sent to recent “graduates” of AME online theory and history classes. What would you tell someone who wasn’t sure if online courses were for them? GO FOR IT! You don’t have to get “dressed up” or “go out”. Scott is available to help with […]
Tweet Since these courses are designed around the curriculum of the Royal Conservatory of Music (in the U.S., the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program), it begs the question, “Will these courses really prepare me for the exam?” Here is what some recent students had to say: I felt I was VERY well equipped for […]
Tweet Many people have never taken an online class, so they have different ideas of what to expect. These are the responses to the second question of the recent survey sent out to successful students. Was the online course what you expected? I didn’t expect it to be SO MUCH FUN at times…. Scott has […]
Tweet I recently asked some students who have recently completed an online theory or history course to answer some questions about their experience. Here are the responses from Question #1. These are unedited except for some spelling corrections and formatting. What did you enjoy most about the online course? I signed up for these courses […]
As part of an ongoing series of posts on the 2009 RCM Theory Syllabus, I’m examining the changes in the Basic Rudiments requirements in comparison to the 2002 syllabus. There are actually very few changes, so you may sense that I’ve having to dig deep to find them.
As with all RCM Examinations syllabi, there will be a crossover year for the Theory
Syllabus, 2009 Edition beginning with the December 2009 session and ending with the
August 2010 session.