Music Theory

*NEW* Lunchtime theory available with Miss. Melissa, Tuesday's and Thursday's from 12:30pm-2:00pm
The OSMPA prepares and guides students through the Royal Conservatory Certificate program for all ages and levels.

*Currently, all Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations are held online. OSMPA guides and prepares students for all online examinations.*

Theory: These examinations evaluate the understanding of building blocks of music, from the basics of notation at the Elementary levels to structural and harmonic analysis at the Advanced levels. 

The Royal Conservatory Certificate Program is a comprehensive system of music study and assessment from Elementary to Advanced Levels. A Certificate of Achievement can be earned at each level of study from the Royal Conservatory by successfully completing the requirements for that level.

The benefits of examinations:

  • Provides an opportunity for students to track their progress
  • Encourage goal setting
  • Promote well-rounded musical training

What to Expect at an Examination

  • An objective assessment of your student's skill for that level
  • A friendly yet professional environment 
  • Personalized feedback and marks
  • Results available online

Earn Secondary School Credits

  • Every province in Canada awards secondary school credits for music theory together with practical certificates 
How to prepare for Examination
1. Speak with your teacher and student and discuss the goals for completion of examinations
2. Set small, weekly goals to help you achieve bigger goals
3. Take time with your teacher to choose the right repertoire for you!
4. Include at least one student favourite from the popular list for variety! 
5. Plan a run-through exam. 
6. Don't focus on marks — focus on the music!
Through the integrated curriculum, students will study repertoire from classical to contemporary, as well as etudes, musicianship skills, technique, and theory. 

 

Theory Requirements
Theory Level Register for Class
Prep Theory  Prep Theory 
Level 1 Level 1
Level 2 Level 2
Level 3 Level 3
Level 4 Level 4
Level 5 Level 5 Theory*
Level 6 Level 6 Theory*
Level 7 Level 7 Theory*
Level 8  Level 8 Theory*
Level 9 

Level 9 History*

Level 9 Harmony*

Level 10 

Level 10 History*

Level 10 Harmony and Counterpoint*

We look forward to leading you on your musical journey! Get started with private lessons today and book your first trial class!