Although each student must play or sing a performance audition for the School of Music, theory majors also audition by submitting a portfolio. The successful music theory applicant will submit a portfolio containing three items:
(1) An essay of 500 words or more about a piece of music. This can be an analysis, a set of program notes, or a description of what you like about the piece.
(2) One of the following: a composition (either stylistic or original; please send score and recording), a melody harmonization for four voices, a figured bass realization, or a 2-voice mixed species counterpoint example.
(3) A short essay (100-200 words) detailing why you want to study music theory.
The portfolio may be submitted either electronically (preferred) or in paper form. Portfolios can be emailed to email@example.com. The application portfolio is due on or before February 1.