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Piano Syllabus, 2015 Edition: Prerequisites and Corequisites

The following table summarizes the examinations required to obtain comprehensive certificates for Levels 5 to 10, the ARCT in Piano Performance, and Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Piano Pedagogy. Theory examinations are not required for Preparatory A to Level 4.

Level 5 6 7 8 9 10 Perf. ARCT Elem. Ped. Int. Ped. Adv. Ped.
Required Examinations (C = Corequisite   P = Prerequisite*)
Level 5 Theory or Basic Rudiments C                  
Level 6 Theory or Intermediate Rudiments   C                
Level 7 Theory or Advanced Rudiments     C              
Level 8 Theory or Advanced Rudiments       C C C P C P P
Level 9 Harmony or Basic Harmony         C P* P* C P P
Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint or Intermediate Harmony           C P   C P

Two of:
-  ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint or Advanced Harmony
-  ARCT Analysis or Analysis
-  Counterpoint**

            C     C
Level 9 History or History 1         C C P C P P
Level 10 History or History 2           C P   C P
ARCT History or History 3              C     C
Level 9 Piano Practical Examination               C P  
Level 10 Piano Practical Examination             P   C P
Elementary Piano Pedagogy Part 2: Viva Voce and Part 3: Written                 P  
Intermediate Piano Pedagogy Part 2: Viva Voce and Part 3: Written                   P
Alternative Examinations
Level 9 Keyboard Harmony or Basic Keyboard Harmony (can be substituted for Level 9 Harmony or Basic Harmony)         C P* P* C P P
Level 10 Keyboard Harmony or Intermediate Keyboard Harmony (can be substituted for Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint or Intermediate Harmony)           C P   C P
ARCT Keyboard Harmony or Advanced Keyboard Harmony (can be substituted for ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint or Advanced Harmony)             C     C

* New requirement, effective September 1, 2017

**If completed prior to January 2017

Please note that prerequisites and corequisites are subject to change.