Music History Courses

History


Level 9 History 

 

An Overview - An introduction to music history through an overview of four historical style periods: the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern eras. We will study each of these periods in relation to musical style, lives and musical styles of representative composers, social and historical context of music in society, musical genres with examples of specific works, and definitions of all terms, concepts and forms, and an introduction to the orchestra. Required as a co-requisite for Grade 9 Royal Conservatory of Music practical examinations. 

Recommended Prerequisite: Level 8 Theory

Level 10 History 

Study isbased on four historical style periods - the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque and Classical eras- with emphasis on the development of musical genres and forms. We will study each of these periods in relation to musical style, musical styles of representative composers, social and historical context of music in society, musical genres with examples of specific works, and definitions of all terms, concepts and forms. Required as a co-requisite for Grade 10 Royal Conservatory of Music  practical examinations. 

Recommended Prerequisites: Level 8 Theory, Level 9 Harmony,                   Level 9 History

ARCT History 

19th Century to Present - Study based on the Romantic and Modern eras, including Canadian music. We will study each of these periods in relation to musical styles of representative composers, social and historical context of music in society, musical genres with examples of specific works, and definitions of all terms, concepts and forms. Students are also required to prepare an essay of 900-1000 words. Required as a co-requisite for Royal Conservatory of Music ARCT practical examinations. 

Recommended Prerequisites:  Level 8 Theory, Level 9 Harmony,                 Level 9 History, Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint, Level 10 History