A knowledge of music theory is an essential tool for musicians and gives performers and listeners valuable insights into a composer's creative thoughts and technical methods. Students may take advantage of a curriculum–sharing partnership between Hochstein and Eastman Community Music School. The classes listed below are offered at Hochstein, and additional offerings are available at Eastman CMS.
A special feature of Hochstein’s curriculum: theory classes meet in the School’s state-of-the-art Music Lab, where students get the opportunity to develop facility with special music programs, Sibelius, Auralia, and Musition. Regardless of where a student has enrolled, make-up classes in Music Theory may be taken at either Hochstein or Eastman CMS.
Lynnann Wieringa, Instructor
Grade 10-adult, or by teacher recommendation
Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 pm
Building on the concepts learned in Basic Theory, this class reviews chords and Roman Numeral analysis, while delving more completely into the areas of cadence types, figured bass, harmonization, and secondary chords. In addition, students will engage in some written and listening analysis and dictation and sight-singing, but it does not cover all materials necessary for preparation for the AP test.
Pre-requisite: Basic Music Theory. Students who have some Music Theory experience but aren’t sure they are ready for AP Music Theory should take the theory placement exam to assess which class is the right placement for them.
FEES: $20 registration fee. $540* yearly tuition payable in quarterly installments of $135 each. For students enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein, $396 yearly tuition payable in quarterly installments of $99. (Fees are as of Fall 2016.)
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