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REQUIRED MATERIALS

Celebrate Theory: History ARCT Level
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Gold Medal Music History Quizzes ARCT Level
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RCM 2018 Official History Exam Papers ARCT Level
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RCM 2017 Official History Exam Papers ARCT Level (optional) 
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Listening Resources
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RECOMMENDED STUDY PLAN

Celebrate Theory: History ARCT Level 

This book is the main study resource and it contains the necessary content to successfully prepare for the RCM Level 9 History examination. Information under the headings of "Recommended Listening" or "Supplemental Activity" are not required for the exam. 

​​A variety of techniques can be used to commit the information to memory such as writing it out, reciting it aloud, using mnemonics, etc. Students must remember to review previously learned material as they move on to new units.


Gold Medal Music History Quizzes - ARCT Level 

These quizzes are arranged progressively to follow the history requirements as outlined in the 2016 Theory Syllabus and the Celebrate Theory History books. This resource is best used as an evaluation tool in assessing the student's understanding and retention of the required information. Answers are included at the back so that students can grade themselves. 

The following reference indicates the quiz or quizzes that can be taken after completing each unit. Bold font is used for review quizzes which can include any content covered to that point.


PART 1: THE ROMANTIC ERA
Elements of Romantic Musical Style - 1
Unit 1 - Schubert and the "Trout" Quintet - 2
Unit 2 - Mendelssohn and Violin Concerto in E minor - 3, 4
Unit 3 - Robert Schumann and Carnaval - 5, 6
Unit 4 - Clara Schumann and Liebst du um Schonheit - 7, 8
Unit 5 - Brahms and Ein deutsches Requiem - 9, 10
Unit 6 - Liszt and La Campanella - 11, 12, 13, 14
Unit 7 - Verdi and La traviata - 15, 16
Unit 8 - Wagner and Die Walkure  - 17, 18
Unit 9 - Tchikovsky and Romeo and Juliet Overture 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

Assignment: Review and Reflection - pp. 68 - 69

PART 2: THE MODERN ERA
Elements of Modern Musical Style - 24
Unit 1 - Mahler and Symphony no. 4 - 25
Unit 2 - Ravel and Jeux d'eau - 26, 27, 28, 29 
Unit 3 - Schoenberg and Pierrot lunaire - 30, 31
Unit 4 - Berg and Wozzeck - 32, 33
Unit 5 - Webern and Symphony, op 21 - 34, 35
Unit 6 - Bartok and Concerto for Orchestra - 36, 37
Unit 7 - Prokofiev and Romeo and Juliet Suite no. 2 - 38, 39, 40, 41
Unit 8 - Messiaen and Quatuor pour la fin du Temps - 42
Unit 9 - Ligeti and Atmospheres - 43, 44, 45, 46
Unit 10 - Coplan and Fanfare for the Common Man - 47, 48
Unit 11 - Cage and Sonatas and Interludes - 49, 50
Unit 13 Reich and Electric Counterpoint - 51
Unit 14 - Schafer and Snowforms - 52, 53, 54, 55

Assignment: Review and Reflection - pp. 145 - 147

PART 3: INDEPENDENT STUDY ESSAY

Assignment: Using the information and guidelines provided in this section, prepare and write and essay of 900-1000 words.  


PRACTICE EXAMS

Practice exams may be submitted at any time but only one at a time.  Once the corrected exam has been returned the next exam may be sent in. Exams are generally marked and returned within 48 hours. 

ARCT LEVEL HISTORY