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Queen's University
 

INTERMEDIATE RUDIMENTS

This 12-week Winter Term course, given by John Palmer, is designed to prepare students for the Intermediate Rudiments RCM examination in May 2013. Entry into the RCM examination is optional, and students must register with RCM directly.

1) SCHEDULE

Classes will take place during the Winter Term on Thursdays between 4.30-5.30pm, in Rm 213 of Harrison-LeCaine Hall of Queen’s University, on Bader Lane. The course will run from Thursday 24th January to Thursday 2nd May, 2013.

No classes will be held 21st February, 7th March and 14th March, 2013.

2) WHO CAN ATTEND

This course is open to students of any age. It will run with a minimum class size of 4 people (please refer to Conservatory Policy for further details regarding procedure if minimum class size is not achieved).

3) PRE-REQUISITES

In order to obtain maximum benefit from this course, students should have successfully completed the RCM Introduction to Music Rudiments (formerly known as preliminary) certificate, or have equivalent background. For those who are unsure if they have an appropriate equivalent background, a knowledge expectation guide is available for reference.

4) RECOMMENDED TEXT AND MATERIALS

Each student will be required to provide, at their own expense, the following items for use in the class and at home.

  • “Elementary Music Rudiments: Intermediate” by Mark Sarnecki.

Published by Frederick Harris Music. SKU EMR01

ISBN: 9780887977602. 

Available at Renaissance Music.

  • Good quality music staff paper (8.5x11)
  • Pencils (B or HB)
  • Extra erasers (in addition to one found on a pencil)
  • A straight edge (Draftsman’s triangle or ruler recommended)
  • Students should bring their instrument for use in class (if not piano)
  • Students should be prepared to photocopy completed exercises from the textbook to be submitted for marking. 
  • Homework will be in the region of 1-2 hrs per week.

5) FEES

Course fee:  $215 per person.

Registration fee: $40 per family per year. This fee covers registration for all programs within the Conservatory over the year.

6) RCM EXAMINATION

Entry into the RCM examination is not compulsory, but is encouraged as it is a co-requisite for many RCM practical certificates. Students are responsible for entering themselves into the RCM examination directly (information will be provided on this during the course).

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