Music Theory/Analysis

Norwegian Academy of Music
The course includes theoretical topics like form and harmonic/contrapuntal techniques within musical pieces from chosen periods. It comprises of seminars and practical exercises.
Continuing studies.
Upon completion of the course the students are expected to  
  • Possess knowledge within different harmonic techniques from baroque to contemporary music
  • Possess knowledge of relevant methods and textbooks within harmony and analysis.

Further information

  • assessment
    Comprehensive exam CE , Other (The student will make 2 presentations of given topics within the course. • The student will write and submit an analytical essay on a given piece.)
  • level
    Beginner, Intermediate
  • Completed Semester
    Both Semesters
  • How many semesters does the course last?
  • hours per week
    2 sessions of 45 minutes per week for 24 weeks
  • Link of the course
  • Target group of course
    Instrumentalists, beginner
    Music theory students, beginner
  • credits
    15 ECTS together with Music History
  • Type of Course
    Lecture, Practice
  • Degree Level
  • e-learning-elements
  • Course
  • students #
    6-15 students
  • Hours per year
    The course has no specified bibliography. The study methods are accentuated on developing the student's capacity of expressing herself about musical content which means that the homework includes written analytical exercises and preparation of analytical presentations.
  • evaluation grid
  • evaluation grid
    and document



current position

Professor of Music Theory


Norwegian Academy of Music


Be a part of our european project !

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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