Fundamental Musicianship

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Grades 6-8
Prerequisite for Grade 6: Elementary Musicianship: Theory in Motion Level E. New 7th and 8th grade students do not have a prerequisite.
Instructor: Dr. Adam Foley
Saturday: 9:50 – 10:35 a.m.
Room: A710

Tuition*: $240 per semester
Tuition with lessons (10% off): $216 per semester
Tuition with lessons and two or more concurrent 17-week classes or ensembles (15% off): $204 per semester
*FREE for Eastman Children’s Chorus members in grades 6-8
This is a yearlong course divided into two 17-week semesters.

Fundamental Musicianship is an introductory theory and aural skills class covering fundamental rhythm and pitch reading and writing. Students will understand duple and triple rhythm as well as major and minor reading, dictation, and composition. Students will focus on scales, keys, pitch labeling (treble and bass clef), and foundational aural and kinesthetic understanding with all concepts. We will also explore basic harmonic progression.

Students in grades 7 and 8 through adults should first take the Music Theory Placement Test to see if they are ready to enroll in the ECMS Diploma program by going directly into  Music Theory and Aural Skills I.

PLEASE NOTE:  Dr. Foley will hold a student/parent class and information meeting for families in Levels D (5th & 6thGrade), Level E, and Fundamental Musicianship on Saturday, September 16th from 9:50-10:35 am in Annex Room 902.

How to Register

New students and students registering after mid-September: ECMS Registration Form 

Continuing ECMS students may re-register online from May until September.

Paper registration forms available upon request: (585) 274-1400

Once registered, students may begin attending classes. The only registration confirmation you will receive is your bill. You may log on to check your registrations at any time. Click here for complete details on registration and policies.