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Musicianship Group Classes



Advanced Music Theory and Ear Training

Grades 7–Adult
Saturdays, 2:45 - 3:35 PM

This class builds on the topics covered in Fundamentals I and II. It is designed for students who can:

  • build and identify triads and seventh chords
  • complete tonal harmonic analysis
  • complete basic formal analysis
  • demonstrate proficiency with selected aural skills

Students in this class will further develop their skills in those areas, while also exploring more advanced topics. The class content rotates each year, so that students may repeat the class as desired. For more information on course topics, please contact Jessica Rudman at [email protected]

No refunds are available for this class.

Registration Deadline: October 12, 2020



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University of Hartford Main Campus
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Rudman 10/24 - 5/15 Sa 02:45 PM - 03:35 PM $475.00

Music Theory and Ear Training Fundamentals I - ONLINE

This introductory class helps students become proficient in the fundamentals of music literacy. Students will improve their note-reading in treble and bass clefs, as well as rhythm reading in simple and compound meters. They also will learn major scales and key signatures, minor scales and key signatures, and intervals.

This level is offered as both an in-person class and an online course that students can work through at their own speed. Online classes are open to all ages, and students can join at any time during the year. 

No placement assignment is required to join Music Theory and Ear Training Fundamentals I. Open to students of all ages; however, students younger than grade 6 may find it helpful to work through class materials with a parent/guardian or their private instructor. 

*Note: tuition fees for the asynchronous class have been waived due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 



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Music Theory and Ear Training Fundamentals I - REMOTE

This introductory class helps students become proficient in the fundamentals of music literacy. Students will improve their note-reading in treble and bass clefs, as well as rhythm reading in simple and compound meters. They also will learn major scales and key signatures, minor scales and key signatures, and intervals.

This level is offered as both an in-person class and an online course that students can work through at their own speed. Online classes are open to all ages, and students can join at any time during the year. 

No placement assignment is required to join Music Theory and Ear Training Fundamentals I. Open to students of all ages; however, students younger than grade 6 may find it helpful to work through class materials with a parent/guardian or their private instructor.

Registration Deadline: October 12, 2020



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University of Hartford Main Campus
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Rudman 10/24 - 5/15 Sa 12:45 PM - 01:35 PM $475.00
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University of Hartford Main Campus
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Rudman 10/27 - 5/11 Tu 04:00 PM - 04:50 PM $475.00

Music Theory and Ear Training Fundamentals II - REMOTE

This class builds on the topics covered in Music Theory and Ear Training Fundamentals I. It is designed for students who can: 

  • Fluently read notes in both treble and bass clef
  • Fluently count rhythms in simple and compound meter
  • Build and identify major and minor scales and key signatures
  • Build and identify musical intervals
  • Demonstrate proficiency with basic aural skills 

Students in this class will further develop their skills in those areas, while also gaining proficiency with tonal harmony. Topics will include triads, seventh chords, diatonic chords, analysis of diatonic harmony, and basic formal analysis. Singing with solfege, musical dictation, and other ear training skills also will be covered.

Prerequisite: Placement or completion of Music Theory and Ear Training Fundamentals I

All students (both new and returning) must complete a placement assignment. Please contact department head Jessica Rudman at [email protected] to express interest. Open to students in grades 7 - adults. No refunds are available for this class. Tuition is $475.00 for the year; $200.00 for HCD private lesson students and HCD dance students.

Registration Deadline: October 12, 2020



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University of Hartford Main Campus
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Rudman 10/24 - 5/15 Sa 01:45 PM - 02:35 PM $475.00