If you sign up for part I, you automatically receive 20% off of part II. You can receive this offer until 1 week after the course begins. If you are already in part I and decide after a few weeks that you would like to continue to part II, enroll by Lesson 12 and you get 10% off part II.
ETHEORY LIVE is geared toward students who have limited music theory knowledge or gaps in their music theory experience and want an in-depth course. If you have already completed theory classes, then you are probably fine to continue to the next course at your new school. If you would like a refresher prior to continuing, then ETHEORY: Music Theory Fundamentals in 4 weeks is probably a better selection for you.
Part II of ETHEORY LIVE: Interactive Music Theory Classroom is an advanced course that requires a solid foundation in music theory; either from taking part I or a theory course of similar quality. In order to successfully complete part II, please review the prerequisites before enrolling.
There are two parts available for registering; part I starts in September and part II in January. Each runs for a full 15 weeks, including 14 lessons and one week for a final assessment. Each week a new lesson opens, during which you will have 8 days to watch the lessons, go to office hours, and complete the assignments.
In addition to having automated assignments which provide immediate assessment, each lesson contains assignments that need to be hand-written and submitted. This is usually done by downloading the PDF, completing the questions, and then uploading a scanned copy of the completed assignment. These assignments are then graded by your course facilitator, who will provide specific feedback and suggestions.
The Eastman School of Music does not offer credit for the course. Together, the two cumulative ETHEORY LIVE parts do meet, and exceed, New York State requirements for Music Theory 1 credit, and cover the content of most first-year college music theory courses. High school credit is granted by your local principal on an individual basis. Information for your principal and guidance counselors can be found here: