Elementary Musicianship: Theory in Motion

Elementary Musicianship: Theory in Motion is a five-level program focusing on aural and kinesthetic musical understanding, music literacy, and musicianship. We also introduce terminology and analysis. This program is sequential and consistent throughout the levels and is designed to interrelate and coordinate with the other ECMS courses. Our innovative syllabus builds on the methods of Kodàly, Orff, and Dalcroze, as well as the research of Dr. Edwin Gordon. In all levels, students will enjoy active, fun-filled lessons that develop and expand their musical skills and understanding.

Students will grow in their ability to:

  • inner-hear and internalize melody, rhythm, beat and meter,
  • sing with independence, good intonation and expression,
  • improvise melodically, rhythmically, and through movement,
  • move with expression,
  • and communicate through music.

Theory in Motion classes are being held in person in spring 2021 with required mask wearing and safety precautions. Please contact the TiM director, Dr. Adam Foley, for more information. afoley@esm.rochester.edu.

Dr. Adam Foley, Director

Tuition: *$148 per semester
Tuition with lessons (10% off): *$133 per semester
Tuition with lessons and two or more concurrent 17-week classes or ensembles (15% off): *$126 per semester
*FREE for Eastman Young Children’s Chorus and Eastman Children’s Chorus members in grades 2-8

This is a yearlong course divided into two 17-week semesters.

Elementary Musicianship: Theory in Motion A

Grades K–1
Teacher: Elizabeth Ojeda
Saturdays: 10:00-10:30 a.m. 
This Theory in Motion section is cancelled this year.

Prerequisite for those in kindergarten: Clef Club, see Early Childhood classes

Elementary Musicianship: Theory in Motion B

Grade 2
Teacher: Elizabeth Ojeda
Saturdays: 9:00-9:30 a.m. 
Theory in Motion classes will be offered in person this year.
Room: A709

Elementary Musicianship: Theory in Motion C

Grades 3–4
Teachers: Nicole Toms
Saturdays: 9:00-9:30 a.m.
Theory in Motion classes will be offered in person this year.
Room: A704

Elementary Musicianship: Theory in Motion D

Grade 4
Teacher: Henry Dean
Saturdays: 9:00-9:30 a.m.
Theory in Motion classes will be offered in person this year.
Room: A708

Grades 5–6
Teacher: Henry Dean
Saturdays: 9:45-10:30 a.m.
This Theory in Motion section is cancelled this year.

Elementary Musicianship: Theory in Motion E

Grades 5–6
Teacher: Nicole Toms
Saturdays: 10:00-10:30 a.m.
Theory in Motion classes will be offered in person this year.
Room: A704
Prerequisite: Elementary Musicianship: Theory In Motion D

Elementary Musicianship: Theory in Motion Special Section

Grade 6
Teacher: Dr. Adam Foley
Saturdays: 10:00-10:30 a.m.
Room: A710
Theory in Motion classes will be offered in person this year.
Prerequisite: Elementary Musicianship: Theory In Motion E 


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.

 


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