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Enriched Theory Education Program - RCM Levels 5 to 7

MCC's new Enriched Theory Program is geared towards young singers, designed to enrich their choral experience by providing them with personalized music education. Not only will this program prepare choristers for an RCM exam, but also further develop their music theory knowledge, helping them to excel not only in choir but in all their musical endeavors.

Who can sign up? 

  • Choristers who have completed Book 2 of their Young Singer’s Journey books (recommended), and/ or have had prior music education experience (ie. piano lessons)

  • Choristers in Grades 5 and up in school, however accommodations can be made for individual situations

  • If you are unsure if your child is eligible, please email jperesin@mississaugachildrenschoir.com 

What is the structure of the program? 

  • Each class will have a maximum of 5 students

  • Group classes will take place weekly over Zoom for the whole year. All lessons will be recorded and posted on a Google Classroom for student reference

  • Students will be placed into RCM levels 5-7, determined through a placement test on September 10th (before the program begins) 

What will classes be like? 

  • Weekly Zoom classes, live with Joelle Peresin 

  • Homework assigned weekly (roughly 30 minutes to 1 hour of homework per week); students to scan homework and send to Ms. Peresin for marking and personalized feedback 

  • Students will be given multiple mock exams, the first being approximately three weeks before their exam date

  • Those who choose to write the RCM exams will do so on May 13th or May 14th 2021. Families have the choice whether or not they wish to sign their child up for an RCM exam (exam fee is not included in our price)

What are the benefits to the program?

  • Unique music theory education delivery geared specifically towards vocalists 

  • Classes will prepare choristers for an RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music) theory exam 

  • Small group classes allow for more personalized learning experience, more engagement, and more feedback 

  • Leadership opportunities for older students and mentee opportunities for younger students 

What are the fees? 

  • Class Fee for the entire year is $475.95 ($455 for 35 classes, 1 hour each (September to May), plus $20.95 for RCM Celebrate Theory book)

  • Optional RCM exam fees are not included, arranged externally through the RCM Examinations 

  • See the attached Information Sheet for details about pricing

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Instructor:  Joelle Peresin

    Class Location:  Online (Zoom)

    Class Dates:

    • Placement testing will be held on Thursday September 10.  Details will be emailed to participants
    • Weekly Classes start on Thursday Sept. 17, 2020.  Last class will be on Thursday May 13, 2021 
    • Occasional Saturday classes will be held, between 10am and 12pm

    Class Times:

    • Level 5:  Thursdays 4pm to 5pm
    • Level 6:  Thursdays 5pm to 6pm
    • Level 7:  Thursdays 6pm to 7pm

    Please contact us at info@mississaugachildrenschoir.com for more information.

    Mississauga Children's Choir is a registered charitable organization (133889519RR0001)

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