2020 Summer Institute

PVYO is proud to offer on-line summer classes this year to supplement the ensemble instruction students are receiving at PVYO, school, or other youth orchestras and bands. Our Music Director, Mr. William Hollin, is a veteran music teacher with 42 years in the classroom and on the podium. Twenty-three of those years, he has been at the helm of our organization.

Students may enroll in multiple sessions.  Each Session is $100.00.  For example, you can take history alone or concurrently with theory.  You may choose to take only one theory level, or two levels beginning in either level 1 or level 2.  For Music Theory, students will need Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory Books 1, 2 and 3, correlating with their class level.  Students will need to acquire their own copy of the book through their preferred music dealer or Amazon.  There is no text for Music History.

 

The classes will be held weekly at 9 am for one hour according to the following schedule:

Music Theory Level 1 | Cost $100

  • Dates: Mondays 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13
Curriculum: Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory – Book 1

Staff, Notes and Pitches * Treble & Bass Clefs * Grand Staff & Ledger Lines * Note Values * Measure, Bar Line and Double Bar * 2/4, 3/4 & 4/4 Time Signatures * Whole, Half & Quarter Notes/Rests * Dotted Half & Quarter Notes * Ties & Slurs * Repeat Sign, 1st & 2nd Endings * Eighth Notes & Rests * Dynamic Signs, Tempo Marks & Articulation * D.C., D.S., Coda & Fine * Flats, Sharps & Naturals * Whole & Half Step, Enharmonic Notes. Tetrachords & Major Scales * Key Signatures * Chromatic Scale * Intervals * Circle of Fifths

Music Theory Level 2 | Cost $100

  • Session I:  (For students starting in Level 2)
    • Dates: Tuesdays 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14
  • Session II: (For students who started in Level 1)
    • Dates: 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10
Curriculum: Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory – Book 2

Tetrachords & Major Scales * Key Signatures * Chromatic Scale * Intervals, Circle of Fifths * Perfect, Major & Minor Intervals * Augmented & Diminished Intervals * Solfège & Transposition * Sixteenth Notes & Rests * Dotted Eighth Notes & Eighth Note Triplets * Common Time & Cut Time * 3/8 & 6/8 Time Signatures * Pick-up Notes & Syncopation * Primary & Major Triads * Scale Degree Names * Dominant 7th Chord

Music Theory Level 3 | Cost $100

  • Date: Tuesdays 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
Curriculum: Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory – Book 3

1st & 2nd Inversions of Triads * Inversions of V7 Chords * Figured Bass * Major Chord Progressions * Minor Scales, Minor Triads * Augmented & Diminished Triads * Primary Triads in Minor Keys * Minor Chord Progressions * Modes * Harmonizing a Melody in Major and Minor Keys * Broken Chords & Arpeggiated Accompaniments * Passing and Neighboring Tones * Composing a Melody in Major and Minor Keys * 12-Bar Blues Chord Progression & Blues Scale * Basic Forms of Music

Music History | Cost $100

  • Dates:  Wednesdays 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22
Curriculum:
  • 6/24 – The Renaissance Period:  The Madrigal, Monteverdi, Gabrieli
  • 7/1  –  The Baroque Period: Bach, Handel, Vivaldi
  • 7/8 –   The Classical Period: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven
  • 7/15 – The Romantic Period: Brahms, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Mahler
  • 7/22 – The 20th Century: Stravinsky, Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein, Cage