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With Joe Marchio
Fridays, 11 am EDT/8 am PDT 
September 11–October 16, 2020

Registration: OPEN
Tour Cost: $10 per session, $50 for the series of 6

What does music notation look like to you? A whirlwind made of heads and legs and squiggles and hashtags? You are not alone, but the ordering of all those symbols is systematic and called music theory. All the music that Joe has presented to us in his past courses and most of the music that you listen to is written according to the properties of music theory: key signatures, notes, chords, timing and rhythm, major and minor scales, intervals, and myriads of notations.

If you are a beginner at reading music or are seeking a refresher course on music theory, this is the perfect class to elicit a melody from you. During this series, Joe will be covering material such as pitches and scales, intervals, clefs, rhythm, form, meter, phrases and cadences, and basic harmony. The end of this series will find you either reading music, writing a simple ditty, or, for the brave souls, composing your first concerto.

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Joe Marchio continues his musical zoom series with Music Theory talks, which will help enrich your understanding of the music presented during Joe’s Armchair Journeys series. With this basic musical knowledge, you will find yourself appreciating any composition, wherever you are, whatever your favored genre.

This course is perfect for those who are just beginning to dip their toes into music theory, or for those needing a refresher course. When you finish this course, you should be equipped with the skills to read Western music notation and understand, analyze, and listen with expertise.

Don't worry! By the end of the series you will be able to bring this to life: 

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Joe Marchio
Instructor & Guide

Joe Marchio is a graduate of the College of Wooster, where he earned both a Bachelor’s degree in organ performance and a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies. He earned a Master of Divinity degree at the Yale University Institute of Sacred Music, and a Master of Music degree in choral conducting at the Boston Conservatory. Joe became Music Director of the Chatham Chorale in 2010. He is also the Pastor and Director of Music of the First Congregational Church of Chatham.

Joan Hill
Owner, Host, & Director

Years ago, it was suggested to Joan that she might offer an art program, and she jumped at the chance of a lifetime. Bringing together all of her life's passions, the development and administration of Artful Journeys is an exhilarating process for Joan.


Joan was born and raised in the apple country of the Hudson River Valley in New York; her father was a gentle, very tolerant, educated land surveyor, and her mother was the efficient business administrator and home engineer. The youngest of four children, Joan was encouraged to pursue anything she wanted, but also to do her best. Sometimes that was very difficult, especially succeeding three very accomplished siblings.


  • Each session will cost $10 or attend the entire series of 6 for $50

  • PayPal is preferred; however, we do take checks   

  • You will receive an email with the Zoom link to the lecture with instructions on how to login within 24 hours of presentation

To register for a session or the series, please click below:

A Zoom link will be provided by email within 24 hours of each meeting.

For details or questions, please click here to contact Joan Hill.
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