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Cumulative interactive online courses featuring weekly video lectures, assignments, quizzes, review sessions, and interaction with the course facilitator
Designed for musicians who are seriously interested in learning everything from the basics of pitch, scales, rhythm and harmony to the analysis of symphonic works
Upon completion, you'll be able to:
Presented by Dr. Steven Laitz, one of the world’s leading music theorists, supervised by James Doser, New York State Certified Music Teacher, and assisted by a team of course facilitators at the Eastman School of Music, eTheory LIVE offers exceptional teaching, in-depth lectures, rigorous assignments, one-on-one interaction with Eastman course facilitators, and weekly review sessions.
Skills, exercises, and drills serve as an aid to review undergraduate theory in preparation for graduate level placement exams and classes.
Written and analytical exercises are drawn from the literature and are fully integrated.
Most students work through the course between three and six weeks.
Join hundreds of students who have successfully prepared for graduate level theory courses and placement exams by studying music theory with Eastman School of Music's fully-integrated graduate theory review course.
This innovative online music theory course prepares first-year music majors for music theory placement exams. These lessons provide a smooth transition between high school and college-level academics.
In addition to the presentation of basic music theory concepts and terminology, eTheory includes over 200 sets of writing, playing, listening, singing, and conducting exercises. This course provides a smooth transition between high school and college-level academics and can be completed in four to six weeks.
The Institute for Music Leadership at the Eastman School created Speed Lessons to help students gain valuable insights into the orchestral repertoire of their instrument. Think of the Speed Lessons as a book. Of course, music students have etude books and orchestral excerpt books. Most excerpt books have little or no annotation—just the music. Our Speed Lessons take it a step further—video lessons focusing on individual orchestral excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire taught by an Eastman professor with an Eastman student as the performer. Each teacher has years of orchestral experience, and their in-depth insights into the music go far beyond the notes. They also give tips on what audition committees listen for, and what to watch out for in performance. Whether your dream is to play in a professional orchestra, or if you simply want to become more familiar with this music, our Speed Lessons will help you get the Eastman Advantage on your competition!
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Institute for Music Leadership
Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY 14604