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 will be held in person in fall 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: *$150 per semester
Tuition with lessons (10% off): *$135 per semester
Tuition with lessons and two or more concurrent 17-week classes or ensembles (15% off): *$128 per semester
*FREE for Eastman Young Children’s Chorus and Eastman Children’s Chorus members in grades 2-6

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

Elementary Musicianship: Theory in Motion A

Grades K–1
Teacher: Elizabeth Ojeda
Saturdays: 9:50-10:35 a.m.
Room: A707 

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

PLEASE NOTE:  Dr. Foley will hold a student/parent class and information meeting for Level A families on Saturday, September 11th from 9:50-10:35 am in the main building of ESM, room 209. (Dr. Foley also will be available on Sunday, September 12th from 2:00-4:00 during ECMS Open House. Regular classes will begin on Saturday, September 18th.)   

Elementary Musicianship: Theory in Motion B

Grade 2
Teacher: Robert Laird
Saturdays: 9:00-9:45 a.m. 
Room: A707

PLEASE NOTE:  Dr. Foley will hold a student/parent class and information meeting for families in Levels B, C, and D (4th Grade only) on Saturday, September 18th from 9:00-9:45 am in the main building of ESM, room 120. (We will not have class on Saturday, September 11th for Levels B-E; however, Dr. Foley will be available on Sunday, September 12th from 2:00-4:00 during ECMS Open House.

Elementary Musicianship: Theory in Motion C

Grades 3–4
Teachers: Nicole Toms
Saturdays: 9:00-9:45 a.m.
Room: A704

PLEASE NOTE:  Dr. Foley will hold a student/parent class and information meeting for families in Levels B, C, and D (4th Grade only) on Saturday, September 18th from 9:00-9:45 am in the main building of ESM, room 120. (We will not have class on Saturday, September 11th for Levels B-E; however, Dr. Foley will be available on Sunday, September 12th from 2:00-4:00 during ECMS Open House.

Elementary Musicianship: Theory in Motion D

Grade 4
Teacher: Henry Dean
Saturdays: 9:00-9:45 a.m.
Room: A708

PLEASE NOTE:  Dr. Foley will hold a student/parent class and information meeting for families in Levels B, C, and D (4th Grade only) on Saturday, September 18th from 9:00-9:45 am in the main building of ESM, room 120. (We will not have class on Saturday, September 11th for Levels B-E; however, Dr. Foley will be available on Sunday, September 12th from 2:00-4:00 during ECMS Open House.

Grades 5–6
Teacher: Henry Dean
Saturdays: 9:50-10:35 a.m.
Room: A708

PLEASE NOTE:  Dr. Foley will hold a student/parent class and information meeting for families in Levels D (5ht & 6th Grade), Level E, and Fundamental Musicianship on Saturday, September 18th from 9:45-10:30 am in the main building of ESM, room 120. (We will not have class on Saturday, September 11th for Levels B-E or Fundamental Musicianship; however, Dr. Foley will be available on Sunday, September 12th from 2:00-4:00 during ECMS Open House.) 

Elementary Musicianship: Theory in Motion E

Grades 5–6
Teacher: Nicole Toms
Saturdays: 9:50-10:35 a.m.
Room: A704
Prerequisite: Elementary Musicianship: Theory in Motion D

PLEASE NOTE:  Dr. Foley will hold a student/parent class and information meeting for families in Levels D (5ht & 6th Grade), Level E, and Fundamental Musicianship on Saturday, September 18th from 9:45-10:30 am in the main building of ESM, room 120. (We will not have class on Saturday, September 11th for Levels B-E or Fundamental Musicianship; however, Dr. Foley will be available on Sunday, September 12th from 2:00-4:00 during ECMS Open House.) 

Students in 6th grade who have completed Elementary Musicianship: Theory in Motion E should enroll in Fundamental Musicianship with Dr. Foley.


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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