SUMMER 2020 INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN JANUARY
ADVANCED MUSIC THEORY SUMMER WORKSHOP
Take your musicianship to the next level with one of our new Music Theory Workshops! Courses are open to all instrumentalists and singers, and will develop crucial aural, analytical, and interpretative skills that will create well rounded musicians. An introduction to music history will also be explored. Whether you’re new to the theory world or preparing for college-level music theory courses, our Intro and Advanced level workshops will provide the perfect learning environment for you.
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Ages: 14-18 years
Dates: July 29-August 2, 2019
Times: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Location: Mason Community Arts Academy Building in Fairfax
Extended Day option not available for this program
Make a day of it and take the Music History camp in the morning during the same week from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. Bring a non-perishable bag lunch to eat in between. Weave history and theory together for a more comprehensive week! Learn more about Music History camp.
These components of Music Theory will be covered in this workshop:
- Reviewing scales in Major and minor keys and modes
- Constructing diatonic triads, Dominant seventh, and half and fully-diminished seventh chords
- Building logical harmonic progressions from diatonic triads
- Composing and identifying cadences, including tonicized cadences (if class experience permits)
- Harmonizing a melodic line with diatonic chords
- Introduction to figured bass notation and interpretation
- Identifying and analyzing modulation passages (if class experience permits)
- Harmonic and formal analysis of short works
- In addition, we will be singing in solfege and working on playing progressions at the piano, harmonizing chorales, and realizing figured bass lines.
Instructor: Drew Robertson, Mason Community Arts Academy Faculty
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- Be sure to check our policies and procedures regarding withdrawals, refunds and more for summer programs.
- All students will receive an Advanced Music Theory Welcome Letter 2019 via email at least 1 week before the program starts with all necessary details including drop off, pick up, what to bring, etc. Feel free to call the Academy office with questions at 703-993-9889.
To register by phone or request a paper registration form, please call the Academy office at 703-993-9889.
“The amount of detail within Mr. Robertson’s lessons was great.” – Music Theory Workshop 2018 ParticipantSee More Testimonials