Music Theory

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NEC: Eben Jordan Ensemble Room

NEC guitar alum Maarten Stragier and his duo partner Luca Piovesan perform a concert of works by NEC students, as the duo Promenade Sauvage.

On April 7, the duo Promenade Sauvage will perform a...

Chou wen-chung smiling and gesturing with his hands
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At his home in New York, composer Chou Wen-chung was presented with an honorary doctorate by NEC President Andrea Kalyn.
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NEC: Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre
Andrea Kalyn
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A composer writes on music page
Course
Lessons are scheduled between the student and instructor.
  • Spring 2019

Study one-on-one with our exceptional School of Continuing Education (SCE) faculty with lessons in Composition/Theory. Whether you're a seasoned musician or a total rookie, private lessons are...

Course
Occurs every Wednesday
  • Fall 2019

A sequential continuation of Advanced Theory II. It will continue from the topics related to the cadential seventh chord and its role in the musical form of the classical period to the expansion of...

Course
Occurs every Monday
  • Fall 2019

This course will cover:

  • the practice of harmonic and melodic intervals
  • rhythmic performance and dictation in simple and compound meters
  • reading of treble and bass clefs using fixed-do solfège and...
Student singing jazz
Course
Occurs every Wednesday
  • Spring 2019

This course reinforces and expands upon skill sets introduced in Sight-singing I, and introduces singers to essential rhythmic patterns and Meters. 

Singers develop increased expertise and fluency...

Course
Wednesday evenings
  • Spring 2019

A sequential continuation of Certificate Theory III.

This semester will conclude with an introduction to 20th century harmony and the acquisition of the practical and theoretical skills needed to...

Course
Monday evenings
  • Spring 2019

A sequential continuation of Certificate Theory I, the emphasis will be placed on a study of voice leading; harmonic analysis; the harmonization of bass lines and soprano melodies, employing a variety...