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Upcoming Events

  • CIM@CMA: Music in the Galleries

    October 5, 2016, 6:00 pm
    Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland

    The popular series of monthly concerts in the galleries featuring young artists from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the joint program with Case Western Reserve University’s early and baroque music programs enters its fifth season. Outstanding conservatory musicians present mixed programs of chamber music amid the museum’s collections for a unique and intimate experience—concerts regularly feature instruments from the museum’s keyboard collection.

    From standard repertoire to unknown gems, these early-evening, hour-long performances are a delightful after-work encounter or the start of a night out. Programs announced the week of the performance.

    Free, no tickets required. More information is available at: clevelandart.org

  • CIM@HOME: Boulez Legacy Series

    October 5, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    THE BOULEZ LEGACY
    Boulez the Conductor

    Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra 
    Steven Smith, guest conductor 
    Joela Jones, piano

  • Fall Conservatory Concerto Competition

    October 13, 2016, 4:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    Students compete for an opportunity to perform a concerto with the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra in Spring 2017. 

Before incoming graduate students may enroll in music theory courses, they first must demonstrate proficiency in harmony, form, counterpoint, sight-singing, and aural training, as determined by the CIM diagnostic test. This test is given to all auditioning students, and those who do not show proficiency must take and pass the MUTH400A / MUTH400B course before undertaking graduate-level study in music theory.

What will be on the diagnostic test?

  • Harmony, Form, and Counterpoint:
    • Realize a figured bass which contains diatonic and chromatic harmony, demonstrating excellent voice leading
    • Analyze chords and non-chord tones in a chorale texture
    • Analyze an 18th- or 19th-century work for its overall form as well as phrase structure and general compositional devices
    • Analyze an 18th-century work for its contrapuntal aspects
  • Sight-singing and Aural Training:
    • Sing, at sight, melodies in treble, bass, alto, and tenor clefs which will include chromaticism and modulation
    • Use solmization such as fixed do, moveable do, numbers, etc.
    • Aural identification of intervals and various chord types
    • Harmonic dictation of chorale-texture examples which will contain diatonic and chromatic harmony

 

What to expect in MUTH 400A/400B

MUTH 400A General Theory: Review of Musical Structure

Provides review in fundamentals of form, counterpoint, and four-part harmony. Course designed for graduate students; credit is not applicable toward degree requirements. Must be satisfactorily completed within the first two semesters of study at CIM.
Prerequisite: assignment by placement testing.

MUTH 400B General Theory: Sightsinging-Eartraining Review

Provides review in fundamentals of sightsinging in four clefs, and melodic and harmonic dictation including chromatic harmony and modulation. Course designed for graduate students; credit is not applicable toward degree requirements. Must be satisfactorily completed within the first two semesters of study at CIM.
Prerequisite:assignment by placement testing.

Summer Preparation for Theory Placement

While there are many ways in which you might prepare, CIM recommends some of the newer online theory programs developed within the past couple of years, and in particular, the undergraduate and graduate online music theory preparation program offered by The Eastman School of Music.

In co-ordination with Eastman, CIM has negotiated a $20 discount from the normal fees for each course: ($99 for the graduate preparation course) The course takes approximately 4 weeks of methodical study to effectively cover the material.

To register and purchase the appropriate E-Theory course for your program of study, please follow these instructions:


Login Instructions for CIM Students

Please follow this link to register.

  1. Click "Add to Cart"
  2. Click "Checkout"
  3. Enter coupon code cim14s. This will subtract $20 from the registration fee.
  4. Complete the Billing Address information to create your account
  5. Click "Place Order"

After checkout, access eTheory from your "My Account" page.

Additional resources

  • Tonal Harmony by Kostka, Stefan, and Dorothy Payne (McGraw-Hill) - This is the harmony textbook which a number of the CIM theory faculty use. Although it is in 6th edition, the content changes very little from edition to edition. While the current edition costs almost $100 for the textbook, an earlier edition (used) can be purchased online for under $10. In this book, there is a section on fundamentals.
  • www.musictheory.net - Outstanding online source for tutorials and exercises.
  • www.lightandmatter.com/sight/sight.html - Online sight singing materials