Music Theory and Ear Training for High School Students

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Welcome to Juilliard Extension: Music Theory and Ear Training for High School Students. For adult learners seeking classes in music, dance, and drama, please visit the Juilliard Extension website.
 

New for Fall 2024: In-Person Music Theory and Ear Training Classes for High School Students
 

Starting this fall, Juilliard Extension is excited to offer in-person Music Theory and Ear Training classes for high school students. Classes will be held on Sundays throughout the semester at Juilliard.
 

Fall 2024 Semester: September 14 – December 15, 2024

Application Open Date: July 10, 2024

Application Deadline: Friday, September 6, 2024 at 5pm ET*


Juilliard Extension welcomes high school students worldwide to enroll in our college-level music theory and ear training classes. Our courses cater to students aged 14-18 and cover a broad range of topics, from fundamental concepts to advanced training. Our aim is to deepen students' musical skills and help them achieve proficiency in music.
 

Our music theory and ear training classes are both online and in-person. Students can expect additional coursework outside of class hours. We structure our classes to prepare students for Advanced Placement exams, and we offer select courses that qualify for college credit.
 

Our courses are designed to help students enhance their musical abilities, regardless of their current level. By enrolling in our music theory and ear training classes, students will be exposed to different styles of music, learn advanced techniques and approaches to music, and develop a strong foundation in musical concepts.
 

If you're a high school student looking to deepen your musical skills, Juilliard Extension's music theory and ear training classes are perfect for you. Our courses will help you achieve your musical aspirations and pave the way for future musical pursuits.

Information

During the Open House, we delved into the exciting realms of Music Theory and Ear Training, providing valuable insights and information. Our team explored the intricacies of these subjects, highlighting their importance in nurturing well-rounded musicians.

 

Furthermore, we reviewed the application and registration process, ensuring that you have all the necessary details to seamlessly enroll your child at Extension High School.

Watch our recent open houses and sample lessons by accessing our video library. (password: extension)

Application, Placement, and Tuition

  • Juilliard Extension welcomes all students aged 14-18 to apply for our music theory and ear training classes.
  • Students may choose to enroll in a Music Theory class, an Ear Training class, or both. However, if you plan to take both courses simultaneously, please be aware that you must submit a separate application for each.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in a Music Theory and/or Ear Training course and anticipate receiving a passing grade will receive a pre-approval letter before the start of the next semester. Current students do not need to complete an application. Please contact our office directly with any questions regarding your pre-approval status.
  • The application deadline for the fall semester is Friday, September 6 at 5pm ET.
  • Once a class placement has been determined for applicants, prospective students will receive a status update email. The placement letter will contain instructions on finalizing registration and submitting tuition.

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Fall 2024 Courses

September 14–December 15, 2024

High school students can attend online music theory and ear training classes. To be enrolled, students must fill out an online application form before the deadline on Friday, September 6 at 5pm ET.

For credit courses, attendance is mandatory for all class sessions. If a student is unable to attend, they must inform their instructor with as much notice as possible. In case of absence, students can access class recordings to make up any missed coursework.

For non-credit courses, attendance is encouraged but not mandatory. If a student misses a class, they can access the recording to catch up on their own time and keep pace with the course.

Music Theory & Analysis Courses

Elements of Music Theory and Analysis (EVDIV-011)

Prerequisites: None
Credits: 0
Tuition: $1,560

Sections Available:
Section – EVDIV 11/02
Dates: 09/14/24 – 12/14/24
Online; Saturdays, 2:30-5:30pm ET

Section – EVDIV 11/04
Dates: 09/15/24 – 12/15/24
In-Person; Sundays, 1-4pm ET

This course is appropriate for students who are in the early stages of learning music. In this online music theory class, students explore the elements of music and prepare for more advanced music theory studies. These include notation, symbols, 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 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.

This course is one semester in length. Students receiving a passing grade will progress to Music Theory and Analysis I.

Sample Course Syllabus

 

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Music Theory and Analysis I (EVCRT 111)

Prerequisites: Elements of Music Theory and Analysis, or placement by application
Credits: 3 credits
Tuition: $1,950

Sections Available:
Section – EVCRT 111/02
Dates: 09/15/24 – 12/15/24 
Online; Sundays, 4:30-7:30pm ET 

Section – EVCRT 111 03 
Dates: 09/15 - 12/15/2024 
In-Person; Sundays, 1-4pm ET

Section – EVCRT 111 04 
Dates: 09/15 - 12/15/2024 
In-Person; Sundays, 1-4pm ET

This online music theory 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 musical phrases typical of the Baroque and Classical styles.

This course is one semester in length. Students receiving a passing grade will progress to Music Theory and Analysis II.

 

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Music Theory and Analysis II (EVCRT-211)

Prerequisites: Music Theory and Analysis I, or placement by application
Credits: 3 credits
Tuition: $1,950

Section Available:
Section – EVCRT 211 01 
Dates: 09/14/24 – 12/15/24 
Online; Saturdays, 10am-1pm ET

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

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Ear Training Courses

Accelerated Introduction to Ear Training (EVDIV 52)

Prerequisites: Elements of Music Theory and Analysis
Credits: 0
Tuition: $1,040

Sections Available:
Section – EVDIV 52 03
Dates: 09/15/24 - 12/15/24
Online; Sundays, 10am-12pm ET

Section – EVDIV 52 04
Dates: 09/15/24 – 12/15/24
In-Person; Sundays, 10am-12pm ET

This is a basic preliminary online ear training course for students who have had prior musical training but require an accelerated review of the elements of music before moving on to Ear Training I. In this highly interactive class, students will focus on building their aural skills by learning to produce and identify various musical elements by ear. The covered topics include fixed-do solfège, key signatures, clef reading, scale singing, interval singing, sight singing, rhythmic exercises, and melodic dictations. In addition to studying these topics during class, students will need to prepare for weekly performance-based recitations outside of class.

This course is one semester in length. Students receiving a passing grade will progress to Ear Training I (Part I).

 

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Ear Training I (Part I)(EVCRT-121)

Prerequisites: Accelerated Introduction to Ear Training, or placement by application
Credits: 2
Tuition: $1,300

Section Available: 
Section – EVCRT 121 03 
Dates: 09/15/24 - 12/15/24 
Online; Sundays, 2-4pm ET

Section – EVCRT 121 05 
Dates: 09/15/24 - 12/15/24 
In-Person; Sundays, 10am-12pm ET

Ear Training I (Part II)  (EVCRT 122)

Prerequisites: Ear Training I (Part I), or placement by application
Credits: 2
Tuition: $1,300

Section Available:
Section – EVCRT  122 01 
Dates: 09/14/24 - 12/14/24 
Online; Saturdays, 2-4pm 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. The overarching goal of this highly interactive online course is to help students achieve a deep understanding of sound as it functions in music. Upon successful completion of parts I and II, students will be fluent in fixed-do solfège, the treble and bass clefs, all diatonic intervals and triads, and will be able to perform rhythms in a variety of meters and subdivisions. Students will also gain experience with sight singing and dictation. In addition to studying the covered topics during class, students will need to prepare for weekly performance-based recitations outside of class.

This course is presented in two parts. Each part is one semester in length. Students may enter Part I or II at any time based on placement applications.
 

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Program Information

To enroll in a class, students must complete an online application form. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, and enrollment is subject to availability.
 

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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 in advance that their Juilliard Extension course credits will be accepted by contacting the institution for confirmation.

Financial Aid

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

Payment Plans

Payment plans are offered on a case-by-case basis and at the sole discretion of the Juilliard Extension office. Please contact the Extension office to find out more about payment plan options at [email protected].

Withdrawals and Refunds

Students who wish to withdraw from a course must email [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

Grading

Students taking courses for credit will receive a final grade upon completion of the class. 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. Transcripts are not available for noncredit courses. Instructions to order a Juilliard Extension transcript.

Additional Information

Please see the Juilliard Extension Student Handbook for the Code of Conduct and other school and divisional policies.

Please visit Juilliard Extension Student Resources to review the holiday calendar when classes are not in session.

 

Canvas Learning

All courses will operate through Canvas, Juilliard’s Online Learning Management system. Canvas is where you will be able to access your course information, Zoom meetings (for online courses), handouts, assignments, and additional resources. Whether you are in-person or online, you will have access to and will likely need to use Canvas. 

To access Canvas, log into your Okta account. Your Okta account username is your primary email address. Once logged in, click the Canvas tile to automatically redirect into the platform. After entering Canvas, the courses in which you are enrolled will appear on the dashboard. Your courses will be published one week prior to the first class. Your instructors may contact you with more detailed information specific to your course(s) closer to the first sessions.

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Contact

Phone Support
For inquiries about our program or further details, please feel free to contact us Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm ET at (212) 799-5000 ext. 273. Please note that our offices are closed on Fridays during the months of June through August.

Office Hours
Monday–Thursday, 1–5pm
Friday, Closed

Staff
John-Morgan Bush, Dean, Juilliard Extension
Dan Vesey, Assistant Director for Enrollment and Engagement, Juilliard Extension
Isabella Sun, Operations Lead, Juilliard Extension
Alex Jackson, Coordinator, Special Projects, Juilliard Extension
Jaycee Cardoso, Enrollment and Engagement Coordinator, Juilliard Extension

Contact
Juilliard Extension
60 Lincoln Center Plaza, Room 228
New York, NY 10023

(212) 799-5000, ext. 273
[email protected]