Theory in Motion



Theory in Motion Homework Tracks Level B

Theory in Motion Homework Tracks Level C & D

Theory in Motion Homework Tracks Level E


Theory in Motion is a five-level program focusing on aural and kinesthetic musical understanding, music literacy, and musicianship. We also introduce terminology and analysis. This program is sequential and consistent throughout the levels and is designed to interrelate and coordinate with the other ECMS courses. Our innovative syllabus builds on the methods of Kodàly, Orff, and Dalcroze, as well as the research of Dr. Edwin Gordon. In all levels, students will enjoy active, fun-filled lessons that develop and expand their musical skills and understanding.

Students will grow in their ability to:

  • inner-hear and internalize melody, rhythm, beat and meter,
  • sing with independence, good intonation and expression,
  • improvise melodically, rhythmically, and through movement,
  • move with expression,
  • and communicate through music.

Enrollment in Theory in Motion is free for Young Children’s Chorus and Children’s Chorus members in grades 2-6 and is strongly recommended for all elementary students. 

All students should meet for the 1st class on September 10 in room A902 as follows: 

  • Grades K-1 should all attend at 10:30-11:15.
  • Grades 2-4 should all attend at 8:50-9:35.
  • Grades 5-6 should all attend at 9:40-10:25.

Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes with staff instructors.

Adam Foley, Director
Tuition: $140 per semester; $129 or less per semester with lessons
included in Children’s Chorus and Young Children’s Chorus tuition.

Theory in Motion A

Grades K–1
Teachers: Janet Grace
Saturdays: 9:40-10:25 a.m. (room A704),
10:30-11:15 a.m. (room A707)

Prerequisite for those in kindergarten: Clef Club, see Early Childhood classes

Theory in Motion B

Grade 2
Teacher: Dr. Adam Foley
Saturdays: 8:50-9:35 a.m. (room A707)

Theory in Motion C

Grades 3–4
Teachers: Renée Becker
Saturdays: 8:50-9:35 a.m. (room A708)

Theory in Motion D

Grade 4
Teacher: Clinton Weaver
Saturdays: 8:50-9:35 a.m. (room A710)

Grades 5–6
Teacher: Clinton Weaver
Saturdays: 9:40-10:25 a.m. (room A710)

Theory in Motion E

Grades 5–6
Teacher: Renée Becker
Saturdays: 9:40-10:25 a.m. (room A708)

Theory in Motion Special

Grades 6
Teacher: Adam Foley
Saturdays: 9:40-10:25 a.m. (room A707)


Last updated:  August 22, 2016