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REQUIRED MATERIALS 

Celebrate Theory: Level 9 History
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Gold Medal Music History Quizzes Level 9
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RCM 2018 Official History Exam Papers Level 9 
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RCM 2017 Official History Exam Papers Level 9 (optional) 
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Listening Resources
   Free videos of required listening selections can be found on YouTube.  Search under    RCM Level 9 History for full playlists. 
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RECOMMENDED STUDY PLAN

Celebrate Theory: Level 9 History 

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 - Level 9 

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.  Bolded numbers are review quizzes which can include any content covered to that point.


INTRODUCTION: MATERIALS OF MUSIC - 1, 2

PART 1: THE BAROQUE ERA
Elements of Baroque Musical Style
Unit 1 - Vivaldi's Spring -  3, 4
Unit 2 - Bach and The Well Tempered Clavier - 5, 6
Unit 3 - Handel and The Messiah  - 7, 8, 9, 10

Assignment: Review and Reflection - pp. 47- 49

PART 2: THE CLASSICAL ERA
Elements of Sonata Form - 15, 16
Unit 1 - Haydn and "The Emperor Quartet" - 13,14
Unit 2 - Mozart and Eine kleine Nachtmusik - 15, 16
Unit 3 - Beethoven and Symphony no. 5 - 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

Assignment: Review and Reflection - pp. 79 - 81

​PART 3: THE ROMANTIC ERA
Elements of Romantic Musical Style 
Unit 1 - Schubert and Erlkonig - 22, 23, 24, 25
Unit 2 - Chopin and Polonaise in A flat Major - 26, 27
Unit 3 - Berlioz and Symphonie Fantastique - 28, 29, 30, 31, 32
Unit 4 - Bizet and Carmen - 33, 34

Assignment: Review and Reflection - pp. 109 -11

PART 4: THE MODERN ERA
Elements of Romantic Modern Styles
Unit 1 - Debussy and Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune - 35,36
Unit 2 - Stravinsky and The Rite of Spring - 37, 38, 39, 40
Unit 3 - Bernstein and West Side Story -  41,42
Unit 4 - Louis and Music for Piano -  - 43
Unit 5 - Adams and Short Ride in a Fast Machine - 44, 45, 46, 47

Assignment: Review and Reflection - pp. 139 - 141

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. 

LEVEL 9 HISTORY