Navigating the Online Store

I just registered…Now what?
What forms of payment do you accept?

 

Technical Questions

Do I need to create an account before I can sign up for or purchase an Etheory course?
I’m having trouble logging in.
What browsers and computers are supported by these courses?
What program should I use to access and watch any videos?
Does my piano keyboard need to be hooked up to my computer?

 

I am an administrator or professor

Is there a printable version of the course syllabus or curriculum?
Can my school pay for students to take the Etheory course?
Is there a group discount?
Can you provide us with a list of students that register from our school?
Can the student use additional devices such as an iPad or Mobile device to view Etheory?

 

I want to know more about eTheory: Music Theory Fundamentals in 4 weeks

Do I get credit for taking this course?
When is this course offered?
How long will I have to complete the course?
Are there written assignments or tests?
Are answer keys provided for all exercises?
I live outside of the USA. How do I register?
I am a transfer student with theory credits from my previous school. Should I take Etheory?
How does the discount work?

 

I want to know more about eTheory: Graduate Music Theory Review

Do I get credit for taking this course?
When is this course offered?
How long will I have to complete the course?
Are there written assignments or tests?
Are answer keys provided for all exercises?
I live outside of the USA. How do I register?
I am a transfer student with theory credits from my previous school. Should I take eTheory?
How does the discount work?

 

I want to know more about eTheory LIVE: Interactive Music Theory Classroom – Course I & II

Is the course taught by a NYS teacher?
Do I get credit for taking this course?
When is this course offered?
How long will I have to complete the course?
Are there written assignments or tests?
I already know a bit of theory, can I just register for Course II?
I live outside of the USA. How do I register?
I am a transfer student with theory credits from my previous school. Should I take Etheory LIVE?
How does the discount work?

 

I want to know more about eTheory: Music Theory Fundamentals in 4 weeks – Chinese Translation

Do I get credit for taking this course?
When is this course offered?
How long will I have to complete the course?
Are there written assignments or tests?
I live outside of the USA. How do I register?
I am a transfer student with theory credits from my previous school. Should I take Etheory?

How does the discount work?

 

I want to know more about Eastman Career and Leadership Certificate: Online

Who is this program for?
Content and Instruction
Credits, Certificate, Transcripts
Schedule and Sequence of Courses
Grading and Academic Policies
Registration, Billing, Drop and Refund Policies
Technology Requirements
Affiliate College Program

 

I want to know more about Speed Lessons

What are Speed Lessons?
What do I get when I purchase a Speed Lesson?
Will my videos ever expire?
How do I download the Speed Lesson that I purchased?
Can I watch Speed Lessons on my iPhone, iPad, Android or mobile device?
I have a question about something that a professor said in a lesson; is there a way to contact him/her?

 

 Still need help?

 

Navigating the Online Store

I just registered…Now what?
You can access the course from your “My Account” page. Log in here. Under “My Courses” you will see the title(s) listed. Click on a title and you will be taken to that course. If you have a question, please contact us here.

What forms of payment do you accept?
All payments for Speed Lessons and Etheory courses are conducted through PayPal, Inc. Once you place an order, you will be redirected to the PayPal site where you are instructed on entering Visa, Discover, or MasterCard information.

 

Technical Questions

Do I need to create an account before I can sign up for, or purchase an Etheory course?
If you’d like to sign up for an Etheory course, simply visit http://www.EastmanEtheory.com. When you purchase any of these courses, an account will be created. Just enter a username and password that you would like to use during the checkout process.
After your purchase is complete, your course can be accessed under your “My Accountpage.

I’m having trouble logging in.
You should receive an email with your username and password. When copying and pasting, make sure there are no extra spaces in your username and password.

What browsers and computers are supported by these courses?
Speed Lessons and eTheory: Music Theory Fundamentals in 4 weeks are available to the purchaser from any computer or mobile device by signing into your “My Account” login. eTheory: Graduate Music Theory Review and eTheory LIVE: Interactive Music Theory Classroom utilizes Blackboard accounts. Therefore, we recommend utilizing Firefox browser on a desktop or the Blackboard Learn Mobile App.

What program should I use to access and watch any videos?
Speed Lessons and eTheory LIVE can be watched on any program that is compatible with mp4 files. Some of the most common programs are iTunes, Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, and RealPlayer. Speed Lessons can also be viewed on your iPhone, iPad or Android device!

Does my piano keyboard need to be hooked up to my computer?
No! A separate keyboard is fine for the purposes of these courses.

 

I am an administrator or professor

Is there a printable version of the course syllabus or curriculum?
Yes! For eTheory: Music Theory Fundamentals in 4 weeks please click the “Contents” tab on the Fundamental’s page. For eTheory LIVE click the “Important Documents” tab on the LIVE page.

Can my school pay for students to take an Etheory course?
Yes! Please email us. Schools may also choose to have students register and pay individually through our website.

Is there a group discount?
Yes! We offer an institutional discount. Please email us for a personalized discount code for your school.

Can you provide us with a list of students that register from our school?
Yes! Once students are registered, we can provide a list for your records upon request.

Can the student use additional devices such as an iPad or Mobile device to view Etheory courses?
eTheory: Music Theory Fundamentals in 4 weeks is available on all mobile devices. eTheory LIVE: Interactive Music Theory Classroom uses Blackboard as a platform for the course and operates best from a Mac or PC.

 

I want to know more about eTheory: Music Theory Fundamentals in 4 weeks

Do I get credit for taking this course?
Designed to be a refresher course to prepare incoming undergraduate students for success on their theory placement exams, this course is a non-credit self-assessment tool. The goal is to build up your theory chops to better prepare you for higher education music theory.

When is this course offered?
Year-round! Though the course is designed to take approximately 4-6 weeks to complete, we give you six months of unlimited access beginning as soon as you register so you can work at your own pace. Click here if you are ready to get started.

How long will I have to complete the course?
Once registered, you have six months of free access, allowing you the ability to set your own pace and work through the course at your leisure. You decide when to register!

Are there written assignments or tests?
There are no written assignments to turn in or tests to take. Each module contains self-assessments which will let you know how you’re doing.

Are answer keys provided?
Sample answers and solutions are provided for over 70% of the exercises, following Exercise Interlude and Examination.

I live outside of the USA. How do I register?
1. Click here to register.
2. Add the product to your shopping cart
3. Select your country in the pull-down box
4. Fill out the rest of the form(s)
5. You will be automatically registered when you finish the purchase

I am a transfer student with theory credits from my previous school. Should I take eTheory?
If you’re comfortable with the theory you learned in your classes, then you’re probably fine to continue to the next course at your new school. If you would like a refresher course prior to continuing, then eTheory is for you! Click here to register.

How does the discount work?
Register with our institutional discount! Just contact your school administrator for the discount code. If you’re an Eastman School of Music student, please email us for a registration code.

 

I want to know more about eTheory: Graduate Music Theory Review

Do I get credit for taking this course?
Designed to prepare incoming music school graduate students for success on their theory placement exams, this course is a non-credit, self-assessment tool serving as an aid to review undergraduate theory.

When is this course offered?
Year-round! Though the course is designed to take approximately 3-6 weeks to complete, we give you six months of unlimited access beginning as soon as you register so you can work at your own pace. I’m ready to get started.

How long will I have to complete the course?
Once registered, you have six months of free access, allowing you the ability to set your own pace and work through the course at your leisure. You decide when to register!

Are there written assignments or tests?
There are no written assignments to turn in or tests to take. Each module contains self-assessments which will let you know how you’re doing.

Are answer keys provided for all exercises?
Sample answers and solutions are provided for over 70% of the exercises, following the Exercises.

I live outside of the USA. How do I register?
1. Click here to register
2. Add the product to your shopping cart
3. Select your country in the pull-down box
4. Fill out the rest of the form(s)
5. You will be automatically registered when you finish the purchase

I am a transfer student with theory credits from my previous school. Should I take eTheory?
If you’re comfortable with the theory you learned in your undergraduates classes, then you’re probably fine to continue to the next course at your new school. If you would like a refresher course prior to continuing with graduate level classes, then eTheory is for you! Click here to register.

How does the discount work?
Register with our institutional discount! Just contact your school administrator for the discount code. If you’re an Eastman School of Music student, please email us for a registration code.

 

I want to know more about eTheory LIVE: Interactive Music Theory Classroom

Do I get credit for taking this course?
Eastman School of Music does not offer credit for the course. Together, the two cumulative Etheory LIVE course do meet and exceed New York State requirements for Music Theory 1 credit, and cover the content of most first year college music theory courses. High school credit is granted by your local principle on an individual basis. Information for your principle and guidance counselors can be found here:

Etheory LIVE Course Information

Etheory LIVE Curriculum Document

When is this course offered and how long will I have to complete the course?
There are two courses available for registering; Course I starts in September and Course II in January. Each course runs for a full 15 weeks, with 14 Lessons and a week for a final assessment. Each week a new lesson opens and you have 8 days to watch the lessons, go to office hours, and complete the assignments. For specific details regarding dates and timeline for this course, please review the schedule under the “Important Documents” tab.

Are there written assignments or tests?
In addition to having automated assignments which provide immediate assessment, each lesson contains assignments that need to be hand-written and submitted. This is usually done by downloading the PDF, completing the questions, and then uploading a scanned copy of the completed assignment. These assignments are then graded by your course facilitator, who will provide specific feedback and suggestions.

I already know a bit of theory, can I just register for Course II?
Course II of eTheory LIVE: Interactive Music Theory Classroom is an advance course that requires a solid foundation in music theory; either from taking Course I or theory course of similar quality. In order to successfully complete Course II, please review the prerequisites before enrolling.

I live outside of the USA. How do I register?
1. Click here to register.
2. Add the product to the shopping cart.
3. Select your country in the pull-down box
4. Fill out the rest of the form(s)
5. You will be automatically registered when you finish the purchase.

I am a transfer student with theory credits from my previous school. Should I take eTheory LIVE?
eTheory LIVE is geared to students who have limited or gaps in their music theory experience and want an in-depth course. If you have already completed theory classes, then you’re probably fine to continue to the next course at your new school. If you would like a refresher course prior to continuing, then eTheory: Music Theory Fundamentals in 4 weeks is probably a better selection for you.

How does the discount work?
If you sign up for Course I, you automatically receive 20% off of Course II. You can receive this offer until 1 week after the course begins. If you are already in Course I and decide after a few weeks that you would like to continue to Course II, enroll by Lesson 12  and you get 10% off Course II.

 

I want to know more about eTheory: Music Theory Fundamentals in 4 weeks – Chinese Translation

Do I get credit for taking this course?
This course is a translation of the eTheory: Music Theory Fundamentals in 4 weeks. It is designed to be a refresher course and, as such, is a non-credit, self-assessment tool. The goal is to build up your theory chops to better prepare you for higher education music theory.

When is this course offered?
Year-round! Though the course is designed to take approximately 4-6 weeks to complete, we give you six months of unlimited access beginning as soon as you register so you can work at your own pace. I’m ready to get started.

How long will I have to complete the course?
Once registered, you have six months of free access, allowing you the ability to set your own pace and work through the course at your leisure. You decide when to register!

Are there written assignments or tests?
There are no written assignments to turn in or tests to take. Each module contains self-assessments which will let you know how you’re doing.

I live outside of the USA. How do I register?
1. Click here to register
2. Add the product to the shopping cart
3. Select your country in the pull-down box
4. Fill out the rest of the form(s)
5. You will be automatically registered when you finish the purchase

I am a transfer student with theory credits from my previous school. Should I take eTheory?
If you’re comfortable with the theory you learned in your classes, then you’re probably fine to continue to the next course at your new school. If you would like a refresher course prior to continuing, then eTheory is for you! Click here to register.

How does the discount work?
Register with our institutional discount! Just contact your school administrator for the discount code. If you’re an Eastman School of Music student, please email us for a registration code.

 

I want to know more about Eastman Career and Leadership Certificate: Online

Who is this program for?

Serious students of music who desire to prepare for the challenges of a professional career in the musical arts by developing career, entrepreneurial, and leadership skills. This includes current and future college students, those seeking to be professional musicians, in-service professional musicians, and adult learners wishing to expand their knowledge of the professional music world.

 

Content and Instruction:

Students will learn business, executive, professional, communication, and leadership skills necessary for success in today’s music world, such as:

Professional Writing Skills: Bios, News Releases, Pitch Letters, Informational Interview Requests, Cover Letters, Résumés, Grant Writing

Entrepreneurial and Business Skills: Entrepreneurial Idea Generation, Market and Competitive Analysis, Business Plan Writing, Marketing Strategies including Digital Marketing, Financial Management, Business Structures, Audience Engagement Strategies, Managing your Private Studio, Understanding Contracts, Funding your Project

Professional Communication Skills: Networking, Interviewing, Presenting, Media Interviews, Artist Promotion

Leadership Skills: Advocacy, Critical Analysis, Problem Solving, Strategizing

What courses are offered in the Certificate Program? Current courses offered in the ECLC include: Career Skills for the 21st Century, Digital Marketing, Leadership Issues in Music, and Entrepreneurial Thinking, for a total of 6 credit hours. Additional course choices will be added periodically.

How much time should students expect to spend on class work? Students should expect to spend 6 hours per week of instruction and related assignments for each ECLC course. This includes all class activities: presentations, interactive activities, discussion forums, communication with instructors and course facilitators, assignments, and assessments.

Who are the Instructors and Course Facilitators? Students will have the same instructors from the Eastman School of Music who work with matriculated Eastman undergraduate and graduate students. Each class of approximately 20 students has its own class facilitator who will work closely with students. The Course Facilitator will assist in monitoring work, answering questions, facilitating communication for interactive activities, serving as the first contact for content clarification, reinforcing the instructor’s teaching and class concepts, and be dedicated to student success.

 

Interaction and Eastman’s Online Environment:

What is Eastman’s Online Learning Environment like? The Eastman School of Music uses Blackboard, the leading provider of learning management systems in the country. It is rich with tools and features, has an easily viewable grade book, discussion forums, collaborative video meeting space, and a host of other resources for students to access.

Do I have to be in class at a specific time? These are asynchronous classes, meaning that you do not have to attend class at a specified time. They are not self-paced, meaning that you follow Eastman’s semester schedule and have specific deadlines for assignments and participating in class activities each week. There are occasional activities for some classes that require a synchronous online meeting. These times will be clearly communicated with reasonable advanced notice and options for participation to all students.

How large is the class and will I have the opportunity to interact with my classmates? All classes have a targeted enrollment of 20 students, providing significant opportunity for meaningful interaction with your classmates, the course facilitator, and the instructor. Each of the classes has multiple opportunities to interact through collaborative activities and assignments, discussion forums, chats, and/or video conferencing opportunities.

Will I be able to ask questions and communicate with the instructors? Yes. Your first resource for questions will be your Course Facilitator. You will also have opportunities to interact directly with the Instructor through selected discussion forums, learning activities and email.

How do I know if I will be successful in an online class? Successful online learning students often have these characteristics:
– They are disciplined learners who take responsibility for meeting deadlines, and turning in assignments.
– They like to write.
– They comprehend and can follow multi-step directions
– They are organized learners.

What is the role of the Student Advisor? Eastman’s Institute for Music Leadership provides a Student Advisor who can help you with questions about choosing courses, clarifying policies, and all other non-technical or specific course content items. The Student Advisor may be accessed by email or phone.

What should I do if I have a problem or complaint? You should contact the following people in this sequence: 1) Course Facilitator; 2) Instructor; 3) Student Advisor; 4) Director of the Institute for Music Leadership @ Eastman (585-274-1113). Once registered, contact information is provided for these people in each course.

 

Credits, Certificate, Transcripts:

Do I receive college credits for courses that I complete successfully? Yes. You will receive Eastman credits for successful completion of coursework in the ECLC program.

How will I receive grades and will I receive a transcript? You will have access to grade reports through Blackboard during, and at the end of each class that you are enrolled in. You may order official transcripts through the National Student Clearinghouse. Details for ordering transcripts are located at http://www.esm.rochester.edu/registrar/transcripts/.

Will my Eastman credits be accepted for transfer credit by other colleges and universities? This is the decision of the college or university, not Eastman. If you wish to use these credits for transfer and/or degree credit you should check with your college first.

Are the courses in the ECLC registered and approved in every US state? Due to state-specific regulations, at this time University of Rochester complete distance education courses cannot accept registrations from students residing in Delaware and Wisconsin. Please check back periodically, as regulations may change.

 

Schedule and Sequence of Courses:

What schedule does the ECLC program follow? ECLC courses follow the Eastman School of Music academic calendar, two-semester schedule (fall and spring).

Can I take single courses or do I need to register for the entire ECLC Certificate program? Yes, you may take individual courses and not the entire certificate program.

Is there a sequence that courses should be taken in? Yes, there is a prescribed sequence of courses for the certificate program. Fall Semester One: Career Skills for the 21st Century; Spring Semester One: Digital Marketing and Leadership Issues in Music; Fall Semester Two: Entrepreneurial Thinking. Permission to take courses out of order may be requested through the Student Advisor. Please note that not all courses are available every semester.

May I take more than one course at a time? Yes, though it is not encouraged.

 

Grading and Academic Policies:

What is the grading policy for the ECLC courses? All ECLC courses have rigorous learning activities and are graded to reflect the high standards of the Eastman School of Music. Meeting deadlines for participation and assignments is a part of each grade. Grading expectations for each course are clearly articulated in the Course Overview Module of each individual course.

What is the grading requirement to receive the ECLC Certificate? To earn the ECLC Certificate, students must receive a ‘B’ or higher in all courses.

What are the policies for online decorum and academic integrity? All academic and personal conduct rules expected of students on the Eastman Campus also apply to online courses. The following rules are especially important in an online environment:

Tone: The tone of all work and communication should be consistent with an academic environment.

Appropriate Language and Behavior: Appropriate language is even more important when that language is written and care should be taken to exclude any inappropriate language. No form of harassment, bullying, or discrimination is acceptable at any time.

Respect: All communication within this course must reflect respect for classmates, instructors, and guests

Academic Integrity: Learners must adhere to a strict policy of academic integrity. Plagiarism and cheating is prohibited. See: http://www.esm.rochester.edu/registrar/policy/03-00/

Privacy: Respect other people’s privacy.

Kindness: Be forgiving of other people’s mistakes.

 

Registration, Billing, Drop and Refund Policies:

How do I register for courses? Students register by visiting the ECLC website at www.eastmancareerandleadership.org

How will I be billed for my courses? Students may pay by credit card at the time of registration, or choose to mail check or money order to Eastman.

What is the cost of the ECLC courses? The cost for ECLC courses is $697 per credit hour. The total cost for all 4 courses and 6 credit hours that comprise the ECLC Certificate is $4,182.

What is the withdrawal and refund policy?

Half semester courses – 7 weeks: Students may drop a course without notation on their record through the end of the 2nd week of a course. After that, students may withdraw from a course (notation on transcript) through the end of the 6th week of the course.

Full semester courses – 14 weeks: Students are allowed to drop a course without notation on their record through the end of the 4th week of the semester. After that, students may withdraw from a course (posted on transcript) through the end of the 12th week of the semester.

Last day for 100% refund is through the end of the 1st week of a course.

Last day for 50% refund is through the end of the 2nd week of a course.

Last day for 25% refund is through the end of the 3rd week of a course.

 

Technology Requirements:

Students will need a current computer with audio and video capabilities, as well as a robust and reliable internet connection.

 

Affiliate College Program:

Colleges may participate in the Eastman Affiliate College Program. Students in a participating school program may register through their own school for the ECLC courses and receive pre-approved transfer credit. Visit here for more information on the Affiliate College Program.

 

I want to know more about Speed Lessons

What are Speed Lessons?
Speed Lessons are the latest way to take a lesson! They are prerecorded lessons of Eastman School of Music faculty teaching their own students. The lessons focus on standard orchestral excerpts for that instrument.

What do I get when I purchase a Speed Lesson?
Speed Lessons include a video lesson and accompanying PDF. The PDF includes sheet music of the excerpt.

Will my videos ever expire?
No! Once you have purchased them, Speed Lessons are yours to watch again and again. Make sure you come back to the website to check for new excerpts for your instrument!

How do I download the Speed Lesson that I purchased?
After you go through the checkout process, you are redirected to the “My Account” page. The “My Account” page displays all of your purchases and available downloads. You can download your Speed Lessons from here.

Can I watch Speed Lessons on my iPhone, iPad, Android or mobile device?
Yes! Speed Lessons are optimized for mobile devices. Now you can bring Speed Lessons to your practice room

I have a question about something that a professor said in a lesson; is there a way to contact him/her?
Sure. Contact Eastman faculty here.

 

Still need help?

Have more questions?
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