Senior Program

  • Grades 9–12

    Private Instruction: 1-hour class
    Theory: 1-hour class
    Ear Training: 1-hour class

    Workshops and Recitals

    Ensemble: Senior Chorus, Symphony, or Philharmonic

    Beginning in high school, students enter the Senior Program, which requires separate theory and ear-training classes. Theory instruction centers on advanced, chromatic harmonic studies as well as counterpoint in all species. Realization of figured bass, harmonic analysis, and more advanced forms are also taught. Ear training is focused on advanced dictation, sight-singing in all the clefs, complex rhythmic patterns, and score reading. Significant works from the repertoire are often used to demonstrate theoretical concepts.