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.

All parents and students should meet for the first class on September 14 as follows: 

  • Grades K-1 should attend at either 9:50-10:35 or 10:40-11:25 a.m. in Room A707.
  • Grades 2-6 should all attend at 9:00-9:45 a.m. in Room ESM 305.

Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes with staff instructors.

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: 9:50-10:35 a.m. or 10:40-11:25 a.m.
Room: A708

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

Elementary Musicianship: Theory in Motion B

Grade 2
Teacher: Dr. Adam Foley
Saturdays: 9:00-9:45 a.m. 
Room: A707

Elementary Musicianship: Theory in Motion C

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

Elementary Musicianship: Theory in Motion D

Grade 4
Teacher: Henry Dean
Saturdays: 9:00-9:45 a.m.
Room: A710

Grades 5–6
Teacher: Henry Dean
Saturdays: 9:50-10:35 a.m.
Room: A710

Elementary Musicianship: Theory in Motion E

Grades 5–6
Teacher: Anders Namestnik 
Saturdays: 9:50-10:35 a.m.
Room: A704
Prerequisite: Elementary Musicianship: Theory In Motion D

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.