Classical Harmony, Modern Harmony, Renaissance Counterpoint, New Music Analysis, Methodology of Music Analysis

Akademia Muzyczna w Krakowie
The classes are devoted to future music theorists, conductors and composers. Due to this fact, practical courses (harmony and counterpoint) are based mainly on examples taken from actual, artistic music repertoire. Students are encouraged to analyse, and to find, by their own, any regularities, compositional devices, techniques and materials, their are able to notice. The main purpose is to teach independent and individual way of thinking, and to find rules, which may be useful in musical practice.
High school level of harmony, and music theory.
Capability of reproducing musical devices, such as harmonic and contrapuntal techniques, of historical styles.

Further information

  • assessment
    Exam with grade E
  • level
    Advanced, Expert
  • Completed Semester
    3 and 4
  • How many semesters does the course last?
  • hours per week
    2 hours
  • Link of the course
  • Target group of course
    Music theory students, beginner
    Music theory students, advanced
  • credits
  • Type of Course
    Seminar, Practice
  • Degree Level
    Bachelor, Master, PHD
  • Course
  • students #
    3-6 student
  • Hours per year
    Robert Gauldin „A Practical Approach to 16th Century Counterpoint” Robert Gauldin „A Practical Approach to 18th Century Counterpoint” Thomas Benjamin „The Craft of Modal Counterpoint” Thomas Benjamin „The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint”
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  • evaluation grid
    and document



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Akademia Muzyczna w Krakowie


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This European project (KA 203 Strategic Partnership) created by Salvatore Gioveni promotes cross-border collaboration in the field of Music Theory through sharing knowledge and transferring pedagogical innovation. It thus responds to a lack of centralised source and framework to deepen reflection by means of cross-disciplinary study at European and international level.

There is a significant wealth of educational practices from one country to another in this sector, especially in terms of harmonic musical notation and analysis. However, HMEI's are facing the nonexistence of a European network for pedagogical staff in Music Theory so far. To improve the situation, the project will among other things develop several intellectual outputs such as Online Platform (IO 1), an EU Bibliography (IO 2), a Repository Courses (IO 3), a Multilingual Glossary (IO 4) and an Exchange Online Learning Platform.

Besides the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles as leader and manager of the project, the following partner institutions are involved: Music Academy S. Moniuszki Gdańsk (Gdańsk, Poland), F. Liszt Academy of Music Budapest (Budapest, Hungary), Estonian Academy for Music and Theatre (Tallinn, Estonia), HfMTh "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" (Leipzig, Germany).

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