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Music Theory

The Theory Major provides a strong foundation in the analysis and composition of a variety of musical styles. This major emphasizes critical thinking and writing skills, and is excellent preparation for graduate study in music theory, music history, conducting, and other music-related disciplines.  Music Theory majors are sometimes double majors in composition or performance.

Music Theory Major

Degree Requirements:

To view the full course listing, click here (pdf).

Career Paths:

Professor of Music Theory

Graduate Study in Music Theory



Dr. Richard Hoffman

Sample Course Offerings:

Music Theory

Form & Analysis


Analysis Techniques of Music Since 1900


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