Taught by CIM faculty Allen Yueh, the virtual Music Theory Bootcamp is designed as an introduction or review of musical notation, composition and harmonic analysis, recommended for ages 14 and up. Participants of the bootcamp will engage in composition exercises, music notations analyses and listening analyses to improve their analytical skills and understanding of the fundamental tools of music. While no previous experience is required to participate, students should have an interest in exploring:

  • Music fundamentals
  • Species counterpoint
  • Chords and inversions
  • Functional harmony
  • Roman numeral analysis
  • Four-part writing

After completing the online bootcamp, students will be able to:

  • Understand notes, musical rhythms, intervals and scales
  • Recognize and utilize fundamental chords and harmonic progressions
  • Write short compositions
  • Analyze music

Details & Enrollment

CIM’s virtual 2021 Music Theory Bootcamp runs June 28 – August 6. Classes will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

To apply, fill out CIM's online application by June 20! Applications received after that date will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Questions? Connect with the Preparatory team at preparatory@cim.edu.