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Music Theory for Performers

Spring: February 3-May 18
Fall: September 16-December 16
Mondays 4-5 pm

Music theory illuminates the grammar of music.  It examines the vocabulary of music—scales, keys, intervals, triads—and explores the principles underlying the interplay of these basic building blocks in a musical work.  An accomplished composer wields these tools deftly and imaginatively.  Music theory gives us an appreciation of the composer’s choices and strategies; it helps us to understand what makes music marvelous. This course is designed for students currently studying an instrument or voice, with at least two years of experience and note reading skills.

Ages: 11 & up
Length: 14 Weeks, 45 minute classes
Cost: $180 (No cost for UVMC individual lesson and Suzuki students enrolled in full 16-week term)
Minimum Enrollment: 3
Faculty: Mark Nelson