Harmony and Counterpoint

Basic Harmony (formerly Harmony 3)

Students are introduced to chords in various forms, pedal points, sequences, more complex modulation, non-chord notes, and forms.

  • Co-requisite: Grade 9 practical
  • Prerequisite: Advanced Rudiments
  • Final exam length: 3 hours
  • Instructor: Beverley Johnson
  • Location: Semiahmoo Academy of Music, South Surrey, BC

Intermediate Harmony (formerly Harmony 4)

Students continue to explore chords and inversions, pedal points, sequences, modulations and form.

  • Co-requisite: Grade 10 practical
  • Prerequisite: Basic Harmony, Advanced Rudiments
  • Final exam length: 3 hours
  • Instructor: Beverley Johnson
  • Location: Semiahmoo Academy of Music, South Surrey, BC

Advanced Harmony (formerly Harmony 5)

Students continue their exploration of chords, modulations, two-part counterpoint, harmonization and analysis.

  • Co-requisite: ARCT in Performance
  • Prerequisite: Intermediate Harmony, Advanced Rudiments, Counterpoint
  • Final exam length: 3 hours
  • Instructor: Beverley Johnson
  • Location: Semiahmoo Academy of Music, South Surrey, BC

Counterpoint (formerly Counterpoint 4)

This courses applies the materials studied in Intermediate Harmony to contrapuntal writing in the style of the Baroque period.

  • Co-requisite: ARCT in Performance
  • Prerequisite: Intermediate Harmony, Advanced Rudiments
  • Final exam length: 3 hours
  • Instructor: Beverley Johnson
  • Location: Semiahmoo Academy of Music, South Surrey, BC