Online theory coures?
I need to upgrade my theory. Of course nothing beats in-person courses or private tutoring, but it's pricy. Some online courses seem to be quite systematic and substantial with little or no cost, such as the "Fundamentals of Music Theory" by University of Edinburgh. There are reviews of online courses such as this one.
Have you taken any theory course online? If so, what is your experience?
I am in Australia and there are both online tuition and exams available with AMEB.
Sonia, have you tried any of them? What is your view of these resources?
FWIW I don't think you need to brush up on your theory to gain admittance to a graduate program in performance. It's all about the audition. Once matriculated, you'll probably be given competency exams (theory, ear training, music history) at the beginning of your course of study, and any deficiencies will need to be made up by taking classes that won't count towards your degree.
I am currently taking an online Music Theory class with Dr. Jason Allen at Udemy. He teaches at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. His Udemy class covers a complete College-Level Music Theory Curriculum. I think there are 7 parts total, I'm in part 2. The first three parts cost me 10 dollars and he offers a certificate of completion.
Mary Ellen, the program I'm considering enroll is an undergraduate diploma performance program. Its entrance assessments include aural and written theory in addition to performance audition. Yes, there'll be a lot of theory and history courses once admitted into the program. I guess they need to make sure incoming students are prepared for these courses.
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