If you’ve always wanted to learn the language and elements of musical notation and composition this interactive online course led by music educator and conductor Ernest Johnson offers the perfect opportunity.
Johnson guides exercises and assignments geared to developing the foundation every musician needs: the aural and visual understanding of pitch, rhythm, harmony and form. Topic areas include an overview of the elements of music and music terminology; notation of pitch and rhythm; and ear training: developing the ability to hear, identify and notate pitches, intervals, melodies and chords. A variety of audio and musical score clips are presented to support lesson material.
The course includes a variety of online and print resources to support and enhance musical learning, including an interactive workbook: Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory, and a subscription to the Noteflight Learn website. Optional assignments are given each week. Students use online music software programs to notate and hear musical elements presented in each session. Basic computer skills are required.
Limited to 20 students
Note: Price includes textbook (and shipping) and 6-month online subscription to Noteflight.
About Conductor Ernest Johnson
Ernest Johnson is a choral conductor and music educator who has worked with singers and musicians of all ages for more than 40 years. He taught advanced placement music theory and choral music for 30 years in high schools in Ohio, New York and Virginia. He formerly served as adjunct professor at George Mason University, supervising student teachers; artistic director for the Maryland Choral Society; and director of adult choirs at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Virginia. He was chosen twice as Teacher of the Year at West Potomac High School in Fairfax County and received the Sidney Swigget Award for outstanding service to the Virginia Choral Directors Association. He is active as guest conductor, teacher, and clinician throughout the Washington area. Since 2019, he has been the director of the Associates’ Boomers Chorus.