Summer Music Theory and
Ear Training

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2021 Summer Music Theory and Ear Training at the Juilliard Evening Division

New for summer 2021, the Juilliard Evening Division will allow advanced high school students to take online college-level courses in Music Theory and Analysis and Ear Training for college credit*. These college-level courses are intended for advanced high-school-age musicians ages 14-18 who are interested in deepening their music theory and musicianship skills, gaining college credit, or preparing for advanced placement or college placement exams. Students must complete the online application for summer study in these courses.

*NOTICE REGARDING EVENING DIVISION CREDITS: Acceptance of credits earned in Juilliard Evening Division classes is at the complete discretion of the institution to which the student seeks to apply them. If credits earned in Evening Division courses are not accepted at the institution to which the student seeks to apply them, the student may be required to repeat some or all of the course work at the institution. Students should ensure that their Evening Division course credits will be accepted by contacting the institution for confirmation.

Please note that completion of these summer courses does not confer alumni status, nor does it constitute acceptance in a degree program at The Juilliard School. Any student who wishes to enroll in a degree program in Juilliard’s College Division must apply, audition, and be offered admission. College applications open on September 1. Information on College application requirements can be found here.

Questions? Email us at [email protected], and an Evening Division team member will get back to you promptly.

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Program Dates: June 1–September 1, 2021*

*Students may enroll in both Music Theory & Analysis and Ear Training courses at the same time, or one or the other. It is not required to take the entire sequence at once. Students may enroll in just Music Theory & Analysis or Ear Training courses.

Though it is possible to apply for any one of these courses alone, the recommended sequence is as follows:

  • Music Theory & Analysis I: Diatonic Harmony (3 credits)
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 1–July 13
  • Music Theory & Analysis II: Principles of Form (3 credits)
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 20–August 31

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  • Ear Training I: Part I (2 credits)
    Mondays and Wednesdays, June 2–July 14
  • Ear Training I: Part II (2 credits)
    Mondays and Wednesdays, July 21–September 1

Students must receive a passing grade in Music Theory & Analysis I or qualify to advance to Music Theory & Analysis II. Students must receive a passing grade in Ear Training I: Part I or qualify to advance to Ear Training I: Part II.

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Eligibility

We welcome applicants who are:

  • dedicated students with significant prior musical training,
  • in high school at the time of application; applicants MUST have completed at least one year of high school/secondary school at the time of the program, and
  • available to participate for the duration of the course in which they are enrolled.
  • International applicants need to be based outside the United States.

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Application and Registration

The application for Music Theory & Analysis and Ear Training courses is due by 5pm ET on Monday, May 17. Please click here to access the online application form. There is no fee to complete an application.

Applicants will be notified of their placement via email by Friday, May 21. Registration instructions will be included in this notification email.

 


Open House

We welcome prospective students and parents to join our virtual open houses, at which the Ear Training and Music Theory & Analysis instructors will lead one-hour sample classes for a better understanding of the summer program. The schedule is as follows:

  • Music Theory & Analysis Open House
    Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
    Time: 7–8pm ET
    Location: Online
  • Ear Training Open House
    Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
    Time: 7–8pm ET
    Location: Online

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Program Details

Music Theory & Analysis I: Diatonic Harmony
Patrick Kreeger, Melanie Williams

Credits: 3
Enrollment Fee: $1,745

Tuesdays and Thursdays
June 1–July 13
1:30–4:30pm ET or 5:30–8:30pm ET

This course provides an introduction to the theory and analysis of tonal music, and entering students are expected to be familiar with musical fundamentals. After a brief review to establish facility and speed in naming and spelling basic tonal materials, the course introduces species counterpoint, diatonic harmony, and the composition and analysis of idiomatic musical phrases typical of the Baroque and Classical styles.

Placement application required. Application deadline: Monday, May 17 at 5pm ET.

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Music Theory & Analysis II: Principles of Form
Patrick Kreeger, Melanie Williams

Credits: 3
Enrollment Fee: $1,745

Tuesdays and Thursdays
July 20–August 31
1:30–4:30pm ET or 5:30–8:30pm ET

This course examines principles of formal structure from the smallest phrase units to complete movements in binary and da capo forms. These principles are illuminated through the analysis of examples drawn from music literature of the 18th and 19th centuries as well as through model-composition assignments.

Prerequisite: Music Theory & Analysis I or equivalent. Students who pass Music Theory & Analysis I will be eligible to take this course. Application is required for all other applicants. Application deadline: Monday, May 17 at 5pm ET.

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Ear Training I: Part I
Kevin Quill, Daniel Ott

Credits: 2
Enrollment Fee: $1,165

Mondays and Wednesdays
June 2–July 14
5:30–7:30pm ET or 7:30–9:30pm ET

Ear Training I: Part II
Kevin Quill, Faculty TBA

Credits: 2
Enrollment Fee: $1,165

Mondays and Wednesdays
July 21–September 1
5:30–7:30pm ET or 7:30–9:30pm ET

Ear Training I introduces a variety of fundamental concepts while setting students on a path toward mastery of the skills required to achieve a high level of musicianship. This highly interactive course challenges students to build their skills through a series of dictations and performance-based recitations. Upon completion of parts I and II, students will be fluent in treble and bass clefs, fixed-do solfège, and all diatonic intervals and triads, and will be able to perform rhythms in a variety of meters and subdivisions. Students also gain experience with sight singing and melodic dictation.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of treble and bass clefs, all major and minor scales and key signatures, intervals through the major third, ability to read and perform rhythms with divisions of the beat into two, three, and four equal parts. Placement application required. Applicants may place directly into Part II. Students who successfully complete Part I will be eligible to progress to Part II. Application deadline: Monday, May 17 at 5pm ET.

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Financial Aid

The Evening Division is a nonmatriculating, nondegree program within The Juilliard School. We do not offer scholarships or federal or state funding.

 


Withdrawals and Refunds

Students who wish to withdraw from a course must send an email to [email protected]. No telephone requests for withdrawals will be accepted. Ceasing to attend a class or notifying the instructor does not constitute an official withdrawal. Cancellation of payment does not constitute withdrawal or reduce the financial obligations to Juilliard. A $25 fee will be charged for returned and stop-payment checks.

Withdrawal from class does not necessarily entitle a student to a refund or to a cancellation of tuition still due. Refunds are computed from the day on which written notice of withdrawal is received and are issued as follows:

100 percent tuition refunded
for withdrawals submitted prior to the first day of class

75 percent tuition refunded
for withdrawals submitted after the first class

50 percent tuition refunded
for withdrawals submitted after the second class

No refunds issued
for withdrawals after the third class

Juilliard reserves the right to ask, at its discretion, a student to withdraw from a class if he or she causes a disruption to a class, to an instructor, or to a Juilliard staff member. Disruptive behavior may be grounds for the school to deny enrollment in subsequent Evening Division courses and/or access to the Juilliard building. Please see the Evening Division Student Handbook for the Code of Conduct and other school and divisional policies.

 


Grading

Students will receive a final grade upon completion of the course. If they receive a passing grade, they will earn credits for the course. A transcript will become available with the student’s final grades once issued by the instructor. Please click here to order an Evening Division transcript.