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Orlando Otey

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The Otey Music Theory System is the result of more than 50 years of research. Orlando Otey, the Mexican born pianist who gave his first concerts at age 5 began examining the fundamentals of music during his coursework at Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, PA where he was awarded a scholarship for his compositions in 1946.

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For many years Dr. Otey has endeavored to organize and systematize music theory into a practical teaching approach. In addition to improving theory methods and reading skill training for his students, Otey has identified and clarified several inconsistencies in conventional music theory. These findings have been the topic of discussion by scholars at the highest levels of music education in the United States.