The acquisition of theoretical and historical knowledge is necessary for a well-rounded and complete musical education. Theoretical levels coincide with performance levels strengthening the students understanding of the repertoire and studies with which they are working.
“The BCCM Theory Syllabus is both thorough and comprehensive in its treatment of the materials of music and is appropriate for all music students who are seeking a better understanding of the music they are learning to play. As such, it compares favorably in scope and standard with similar curricula within Canada and others worldwide.
It is confirmed that this syllabus provides suitable preparation for those students who plan on applying for admission to the Bachelor of Music at the UBC School of Music, and on taking our entrance examination in music theory.
Dr. William Benjamin, Professor University of British Columbia School of Music.
|Grade 1||Intermediate Rudiments|
|Grade 2||Advanced Rudiments|
|Grade 3||Basic Harmony|
|Grade 3||History 3: Orchestra and Romantic Period|
|Grade 4||Intermediate Harmony|
|Grade 4||History 4: Middle Ages, Baroque and Classical Periods|
|Grade 5||Advanced Harmony and Counterpoint|
|Grade 5||History 5: Impressionism, 20th century and beyond|
|History Examination Guidelines|
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Rudiments, Harmony, Counterpoint
Analysis, 20th Century Compositions