A series of four classes for understanding the elements of written music.
Level 1: Notation – a study of the elements of basic notation, simple time signatures, note and rest values, and accidentals.
Level 2: Scales & Keys – a study of major scales, major key signatures, and compound time signatures.
Level 3: Intervals – a study of intervals and minor scales.
Level 4: Chords – a study of triads, triad inversions, and dominant seventh chords.
A placement test is required to determine the appropriate level of study. A class coordinator will assist students in their class placements. Returning students may progress to the next level without retesting.
Note: Rudiments V has been replaced by Functional Harmony, Voice Leading, and Chromatic Harmony
Textbook: Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory, Surmani & Manus, ISBN: 978-0882848976
OH 2020 – Level 1: Sarah Sommers, Level 2: Jared Shetler, Level 3: Lloyd Kauffman, Level 4: Jeff Swanson
ON 2020 – Level 1: Randall Martin, Level 2: Anthony Glick, Level 3: Cameron Streicher Level 4: Wendell Glick
VA 2020 – Level 1: John D. Martin, Level 2: Jonathan Miller, Level 3: Lee Weaver, Level 4: Douglas Byler