Fall Music Theory and
Ear Training

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Fall 2021 Music Theory and Ear Training at Juilliard Extension

For fall 2021, Juilliard Extension will allow advanced high school students to take online college-level courses in Music Theory and Analysis and Ear Training, some of which are 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 study in these courses.

*NOTICE REGARDING JUILLIARD EXTENSION CREDITS: Acceptance of credits earned in Juilliard Extension classes is at the complete discretion of the institution to which the student seeks to apply them. If credits earned in Juilliard Extension 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 Juilliard Extension course credits will be accepted by contacting the institution for confirmation.

Please note that completion of these 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 a Juilliard Extension team member will get back to you promptly.

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Program Dates: September 13–December 14, 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 all courses at once. Students may enroll in just Music Theory & Analysis or Ear Training courses.

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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.

Please note that international students are welcome to apply so long as they meet the above requirements. All courses will be taught in English.

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Application and Registration

The application for Music Theory & Analysis and Ear Training courses is due by 4pm ET on Thursday, August 19. 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 Monday, August 23. Registration instructions will be included in this notification email.

 


Program Details

Elements of Music Theory and Analysis: Part I
Max Morel

Credits: 0
Enrollment Fee: $1,200

Mondays and Tuesdays
September 13–December 14
5:30–7pm ET 

In this course, students learn the elements of music and prepare the foundation for materials discussed in later Music Theory classes. These include notation, symbols, names of notes through fixed-do solfège, clefs, key signatures, major and all three minor scales, modal scales, intervals, triads, and seventh chords as well as an introduction to four-part writing, analysis, and modulation. Students are introduced to the reading of simple scores and apply basic skills learned in class through discussion and analysis. This class requires extensive outside preparation in the completion of weekly assignments in order for students to master the skills necessary to continue in the Music Theory and Analysis sequence. 

Placement application required unless pre-approved to enroll. Application deadline: Thursday, August 19 at 4pm ET.

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Music Theory and Analysis I: Diatonic Harmony
Max Morel

Credits: 3
Enrollment Fee: $1,745

Mondays and Tuesdays
September 13–December 14
7–8:30pm 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 unless pre-approved to enroll. Application deadline: Thursday, August 19 at 4pm ET.

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Ear Training I: Part I
Kevin Quill

Credits: 2
Enrollment Fee: $1,165

Tuesdays
September 14–December 14
7–9pm 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 unless pre-approved to enroll. Application deadline: Thursday, August 19 at 4pm ET.

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Ear Training II: Part I
Kevin Quill

Credits: 2
Enrollment Fee: $1,165

Mondays
September 13–December 6
7–9pm ET

Fundamental skills are reinforced as more advanced topics are gradually introduced in this course. These include performance and dictation in soprano, alto, and tenor clefs; rhythmic subdivision of five and seven equal parts to the beat; mixed meter; resolving intervals; recognition and singing of all triad qualities and inversions; dictations in two parts; four-part chord progressions; and basic score reading.

Prerequisite: Full year of Ear Training I or equivalent. Placement application required unless pre-approved to enroll. Application deadline: Thursday, August 19 at 4pm ET.

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Financial Aid

Juilliard Extension 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 Juilliard Extension courses and/or access to the Juilliard building. Please see the Juilliard Extension 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 a Juilliard Extension transcript.