Music Theory and Ear Training Bootcamp

 
Need help preparing for college placement exams in music theory and ear training? Look no further.  Music Theory and Ear Training Boot Camp, taught by Mason Gross faculty member Dr. Timothy Urban will get you in tip-top shape.
 
Music Theory & Ear Training Boot camp schedule
 

Semester Dates: July 30 - August 10, 2018
Day & Time: Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (15 hours per 5 days week, Monday-Friday)
Where: Mason Gross School of the Arts Performing Arts Complex, Marryott Music Building, room 109.  85 George Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901.

Registration opens: December 15, 2017
Registration deadline: June 11, 2018
Health forms are due: June 18, 2018.  
Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis following the close of registration.

Tuition

  • $490 - music theory and ear training
  • $270 - music theory (11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.) or ear training (12:30 - 2 p.m.) -  one or the other, not both.
     
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course covers the foundational concepts of written music theory and ear training. Written theory material includes major and minor key signatures and scales, relative keys, major, minor, diminished, and augmented intervals and triads, as well as simple and compound time signatures and rhythmic patterns. Ear Training material includes solfege, sight-singing, as well as rhythmic, melodic and harmonic dictation.
 
 
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
Music Theory and Ear Training Boot Camp is ideal for pre-college students (age 14 -17) and adults preparing for college-level theory and aural skills courses.  
 
ARE THERE ANY PREREQUISITES FOR THIS CLASS?
As this class is intended for those who plan to continue their musical studies in college, students should have at least an intermediate level of proficiency on their instrument, knowledge of note names in at least one clef and the ability to recognize whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes. 
 
WILL I PASS THE MASON GROSS MUSIC DEPARTMENT'S PLACEMENT EXAMINATIONS IN MUSIC THEORY AND EAR TRAINING IF I TAKE THIS CLASS?  
There is no guarantee; however, you will certainly be much better prepared for the music theory and ear training placement examinations if you take this course.  
 
IS THIS CURRICULUM UNIQUE TO MASON GROSS?  HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO REQUIREMENTS OF OTHER WELL-REGARDED MUSIC DEPARTMENTS?  
All colleges and universities in the USA offering a Bachelor of Music degree have a core curriculum of music theory and aural skills. This class provides a solid foundation in both these areas. However, while there is general consistency in the content of all collegiate music theory programs, there is considerable variation in aural skills content between universities. The material covered and its presentation in this course may not be consistent with what and how material is taught at other institutions.
 
DO I RECEIVE COLLEGE CREDIT FOR COMPLETING THE MUSIC THEORY AND EAR TRAINING BOOT CAMP?
No, this is a not-for-credit offering.
 
WHAT AMOUNT OF TIME SHOULD I SPEND PRACTICING / PREPARING FOR EACH CLASS SESSION OF THE MUSIC THEORY AND EAR TRAINING BOOT CAMP?
You should plan on spending at least an hour per day outside of class reviewing the days material and preparing for the next day’s class. Some days may require more time, some days less.   
 
ARE PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE?
Yes. Please note, all participants must pay in full prior to the start of this course. 
 
IS FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE?
No. However, The Rutgers Federal Credit Union has financing options available for continuing education, including year-round Extension Division offerings and summer programs. If financing or cost is an issue, we urge you to fill out the Rutgers Federal Credit Union Continuing Education Loan application. Click here for more information.
 
WHAT IS YOUR ABSENCE/MAKEUP POLICY?
Students must commit to attending each and every class. All Extension Division policies are in effect (please see our policies online for more information.  Makeup classes are not offered for student absences - whether they are planned or unplanned.  Instructor absences will be covered by a substitute, or made during the week following the planned conclusion of the Music Theory and Ear Training Boot Camp.
 
WHERE ARE CLASSES HELD?
Classes are held on the Mason Gross Campus. Our specific classroom has not yet been determined.  Directions on how to get campus, and information about parking can be found here
 
HOW CAN I OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COURSE?
Please contact the Extension Division - summercamp@mgsa.rutgers.edu, 848-932-8618.
 
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