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Sight Reading Courses (SR)

Sight Reading Courses (SR)

SR101 – Sight Reading 101 (Beginning Sight Reading)

Recommended for: Any interested in learning how to read music

Required for: All first and second year students

Description: Learn to read shaped notes, note length, observe repeats and observe dynamic markings

Goal: To equip the student to read new music and voice parts


  1. The major diatonic scale
  2. Determining the keytone
  3. The minor scale
  4. Note length
  5. Rhythm patterns
  6. Voice parts
  7. Repeats and endings
  8. Dynamic markings


SR201 – Sight Reading 201 (Advanced Sight Reading)

Recommended for: Any interested in expanding their sight reading ability

Required for: Those completing any of the certification programs

Description: A continuation of building skills learned in Sight Reading 101

Goal: To equip the student with skills to read more difficult music and conventional notation


  1. Tune intervals
  2. Sing and understand major and minor intervals
  3. Sing 3 forms of minor scales
  4. Sing chromatic notes using solfege
  5. Sight read completely unknown material
  6. Lead or rehearse group rehearsals and sectionals for unknown material
  7. Sing solfege of a memorized melody without written assistance
  8. Identify a song by the written melody alone