This course corresponds to the RCM Harmony sequence, and also includes the combined subject of “ear training and sight singing.” Topics and skills covered include melodic and harmonic dictation, singing with solfège, figured bass, SATB four-part writing, modulation, 9th and 13th extensions, secondary-dominant and secondary-diminished functions, Baroque-period binary forms, and sonata-allegro form.
Columbus Music and Art Academy offers courses in Music Theory, Harmony and Ear Training, and Sight Singing. Most students choose to participate in the Royal Conservatory Certificate Program by taking the theory exam following the class. Our Music Theory students have consistently performed exceptionally well on these exams. On average, we do 20% better than the national average as given by the Royal Conservatory website. For information about RCCP, please click here. Many high school students also decide to take the AP Music Theory exam. Although we do not offer an AP prep class, our students consistently receive 4s and 5s on this exam.