Pedagogy of Harmony

Pedagogy of Harmony


This one week course offers teachers of Harmony an inspiring approach to teaching that engages the potential "whole" musician in each student - listener, performer, and composer. The teaching of all foundational aspects of the standard Canadian conservatories’ Harmony curriculum, from essential materials to form, will be addressed in this refreshingly realistic context. Its pedagogical support enriches both the teachers’ and the students’ understanding and experience of the curriculum materials.

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Articulate the interrelation of Harmony with the subjects of History and Performance
  • Champion the critical role of creativity in the practical involvement with all materials
  • Recognize the far-reaching merit of the role of structured listening in the teaching of Harmony
  • Comprehend the importance of a strategic approach to the study of Harmony
  • Define and demonstrate the Baroque 4-part chorale as the model structure for the Common Practice period

This course is intended for:

  • Established teachers of Harmony who currently teach the Harmony curriculum of one of Canada’s three national music conservatories and who wish to explore a fresh approach to the teaching of the required materials
  • New harmony teachers who seek guidance as they launch their studios What
  • Performance teachers for these same conservatories who are keen to understand more about how to integrate the principles of Harmony and Performance

Instructor:  Jean Auger-Crowe

Summer 2017

CRN Day Dates Time Fee
1004 Mon - Fri July 17 - 21, 2017 9 - 12:30 p.m. $249
1005 Mon - Fri July 24 - 28, 2017 9 - 12:30 p.m. $249