Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music Community Music School
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Online Courses


Instructor: Dr. Scott L. Hines

This is a not-for-credit, preparatory music theory course which covers the foundations of music theory including the keyboard, music notation, accidentals, intervals, key signatures, major and minor scales, rhythm, triads, chords, and basic cadences. Completion of the online course gives students the knowledge they need to successfully write college level basic music theory entrance exams (such as the University of Memphis entrance exam). The course offers highly focused, interactive presentations and randomized on-demand exercises. It not only explains the fundamentals of music to someone who has little or no music experience, but gives them infinite exercises to practice intervals, scales, notation and rhythm, from any computer, right inside their web browser.  Students can take the course at their own pace from any computer connection.

Dates for the Online Theory Course: Summer 2015:  June 1 – July 29, 2015

Steps To Get Started

1.  Register with the Community Music School for “Online Basic Music Theory” at ($145).

2.  Obtain your access code for “OnMusic Fundamentals” from the online theory website: ($99.95) as soon as you have registered with the Community Music School.

3.  Take the course at your own pace, starting June 1, 2015, submitting all assignments, quizzes and exams by midnight of July 29, 2015.

For Assistance

* As you work through the course, you may contact the instructor, Dr. Scott L. Hines, for any music theory related questions. Email or phone 901-678-2557.

* For help with course registration, contact the Community Music School office by phone, 901-678-4244 or email

* Contact Technical Support at if you need help getting set up on your computer.

Tuition: $135.00     

Materials: $99.95 (Access Code from Click on “OnMusic Fundamentals”.

Total Cost: $244.95


Students who have auditioned for entry into the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music and have been advised to take the online basic music theory course must successfully complete the course in order to be accepted into the first course of the Music School’s theory sequence, which is only offered in the fall semester.

Phone: 901-678-4244,
Room 124 – Music Building
Fax: 901-678-1392
Samuel Sidhom, Director
Carolyn Farris, Office Manager


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