The Music Theory and History programs offer an in-depth pathway to learning how existing music has come into being; the tools composers have used that influence how we write music today; and developing that deep understanding of music that lies at the base of any accomplished musician.
Sound Advice Theory and Ear Training
Offered as individual lessons or in group class format, the School of Music Technology and Creativity’s Sound Advice Theory and Ear Training covers all levels of Western Classical music theory including Rudiments, Harmony, Counterpoint, Analysis, Musicianship, and Music History.
Learning how music from this rich tradition was created and notated, and knowing how to listen and appreciate all that lies beneath the notes on the paper, is a fundamental part to the development of any well-rounded musician.
Instruction in Classical music theory, is designed to encourage students to relate theoretical concepts to the music they perform or listen to. Knowing the difference between “listening to music” as opposed to just “hearing music”, opens the door to exploring all there is to know about this broad range of music, its history spanning hundreds of years, and all of the various musical styles. These areas form an integral part of our classes and lessons, and students will be encouraged to keep up with ear-training co-requisites. Melody writing and elements of composition are introduced at every level.
Many theory classes comprise a full year 32-week curriculum, culminating with the spring RCM theory examination session, which typically occurs during the second weekend (Friday and Saturday) in May.
Rudiments and Ear-Training classes are comprised of 4 to 12 students. Extra sections will be added as enrollment requires. In cases where there are fewer than three students, contact Crystal Wiksyk for placement.
Theory classes are now held primarily online.
How to Register
Group History Classes
Music History classes comprise a full year 32-week curriculum, culminating with the spring RCM theory examination session, which typically occurs during the second weekend (Friday and Saturday) in May.
All History classes are now held online.
How to Register
Group classes and ensembles can be registered online or by contacting our Front Desk at 900 Johnson Street or 250.386.5311
Register online through our Activenet Quick Search (below) or follow the Register Now button on our Course Calendar.
Theory and Ear Training
Notice: All programs within the School of Music Technology and Creativity, including the Music Technology Lab, do not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training and as such have not been reviewed.
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