The Division of Music Theory is committed to the instillment of a core of performative and analytical skills that will serve musical practitioners throughout their careers. The undergraduate music theory core curriculum places an emphasis on integrated musicianship, composition, and analysis skills in a small-classroom environment. In upper-division and graduate courses, students apply these core skills to the study of a broad musical repertory. Students pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in music theory work closely with our faculty to develop their interests in research and pedagogy and prepare themselves for careers in teaching and performance.
Students preparing to enter a degree program at the School of Music may use the links to the left to learn about entrance exams, review of music fundamentals, and course offerings in music theory.
We encourage prospective students with an interest in music theory to contact us by email at musictheory.
Dr. Rebecca Jemian