This course takes you through all the skills you'll need to pass your ABRSM Grade 5 Theory exam. You'll learn skills like major and minor scales, alto and tenor clef, intervals, transposition, voices in score plus many more. You'll also go through example test questions on every subject as well as gain insight on how to approach the test in the most successful way possible.
At the end of this course you'll be able to:
- Read and analyze music in alto and tenor clef
- Transpose music for orchestral instruments
- Recognize and write complex rhythms
- Recognize and write all intervals
- Recognize and write the I, II, IV, and V chords and their inversions
- Label cadences
- Analyze Music
- Pass the ABRSM Theory 5 Exam with Merit or Distinction
"I could not have asked for a better mentor to help me prepare for my ABRSM exam. I owe much of my success to Carrie's guidance and advice."
- E. Li, student
Carrie Campbell grew up in Clemson, SC as part of a musical family. With two music professors as parents it’s no surprise that she began her piano studies at age 5. After joining band in middle school she picked up the French horn and continued her studies at the University of Georgia where she received Bachelor’s in Music Education and Music Therapy. Carrie also received a Master of Music in Horn Performance from Yale University where she studied with Paul Ingraham. She has taught horn, music theory and history, general music and coached small ensembles throughout her career, specializing in helping students prepare for ABRSM, RCM and AP Music Theory Exams.
In addition to teaching music theory and horn at the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), Carrie served as Music Classes Program Coordinator for five years before becoming Music School Director in July 2014.
As Music School Director, Carrie oversees all aspects of the Music School including private lessons, music classes, Music4Schools, and CSMA’s Corporate Arts Program. Combined these programs serve over 12,000 students per year.
To satisfy her secret desire to be a Broadway star, Carrie moonlights in the pit orchestras of Bay Area musical theater productions such as West Side Story, Oklahoma, Beauty and the Beast, The Producers, and Les Miserables.