Theory is about music literacy. Theory classes give students the opportunity to read music, write music and understand music. Enrolling in theory class can free up time in your individual lesson to focus on skills specific to your instrument and makes learning your instrument easier!

Taught by our music theory specialist Michele Beaumont, this group course is designed to prepare students to write the Royal Conservatory of Music Level 5 Theory Exam, a co-requisite for the Grade 5 RCM Practical Certificate. To take this course, students must have previously completed Introduction to Music Theoryor have a working knowledge of concepts covered in RCM Levels 1-4 (including notation, time signatures and key signatures).

Not sure if this is the right class for you? Not to worry! All students registering for a theory class at the MCMA will be given a free consultation with our theory specialist for assessment, to ensure that you are registered in the class that is best suited to your needs!


Concepts covered in RCM Level 5 Exam Prep:

  • Pitch and Notation
  • Enharmonic equivalents
  • Transposition
  • Rhythm and Meter
  • Application of time signatures, bar lines, notes and rests
  • Intervals (melodic and harmonic)
  • Scales & Scale Degree Names
  • Chords and Harmony
  • Melody and Composition
  • Form and Analysis
  • Music Terms and Signs
  • Music History through Guided Listening


Thursdays, 4:45 – 5:45 pm

14 weeks

Room 3C27, Centennial Hall

Instructor: Michele Beaumont

$310 (includes books)


Winter Session begins February 1, 2018 | (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

*No class on March 29, 2018 (Spring Break)


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