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Music Theory

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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.

Degree Requirements

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Career Paths

Professor of Music Theory

Graduate Study in Music Theory

Composer

Coordinator

Dr. Richard Hoffman

Sample Course Offerings

Music Theory

Form & Analysis

Counterpoint

Analysis Techniques of Music Since 1900

Composition

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Interested in learning more about the School of Music's audition process?

Audition Requirements
Audition Process