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Music Theory and Musicianship

Spring 2021 courses

Beginning Music Theory Part II

This course involves the study and performance of chamber music. Mixed ensembles including woodwind, brass, percussion, string, and piano are available. Includes weekly one-hour coaching, rehearsal, and end-of-semester concert. Open to students by audition or upon recommendation of their private instructors.

Interactive Music Theory

Kevin Rilling, Instructor
Ages 12 to adult

Students may attend any one of these five weekly sessions:
Monday, 3:30–4:15 p.m., 4:20–5:05 p.m., or 5:10–5:55 p.m., Begins August 17
Thursday, 4:00–4:45 p.m., or 5:00–5:45 p.m., Begins August 20

The Blair Precollege and Adult Music Theory Program is a unique, integrated theory experience offering students an exciting range and depth of theory options. The curriculum is designed to address the needs of all students, from total beginners to advanced students working at or near college level. Personal interaction with theory faculty and regular assessment through testing are integral to each student's academic development and understanding of course material. Adults and children ages 12 and older are welcome after an initial placement test.

Understanding how music is put together enhances performing ability and personal satisfaction. Each student’s learning and understanding are personally guided through interaction with the teacher and regular worksheets and tests. Classes on Zoom allow for more personalized instruction. Students are able to develop collegiality and community. Students are welcome after completing an initial placement test.

Musicianship II

While continuing to develop the foundational pitch and rhythm skills acquired in Level I, using the Ploger Method®, students learn to aurally recognize, read, write, play, improvise, and harmonize diatonic tonal and modal melodies. The class is limited to students ages 14 and older. Prerequisite: Level I.

Musicianship IV

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Musicianship VI

Musicianship VI. Must contact instructor before enrolling.