Music Theory Concentration

Concentration Requirements

Concentrations are available to music majors in the areas of Music Theory and Jazz Studies. A concentration is a structured plan of elective courses within a student’s major discipline that comprises a minimum of five courses for at least 15 credits. Courses taken to fulfill the concentration may count toward music elective requirements.

Admission to a concentration requires written acceptance by the chair of the department that offers the concentration. Specific admission requirements for individual areas are noted below.

Concentration in Music Theory

Students must have completed MUTH 22100 or MUTH 22101 and MUTH 23300 or MUTH 23301 before applying for this concentration.

Music Theory Concentration Requirements Core
MUTH 42100Topics in Music Theory and Analysis2
MUTH 44300Pedagogy of Music Theory3
Elective
Select 10 credits from the following:10
Figured Bass and Score Reading
Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint
Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint
Choral Arranging
Orchestration
Jazz Theory and Aural Training I
Jazz Theory and Aural Training II
Advanced Aural Skills
Introduction to Composition
Introduction to Electroacoustic Music
Total Credits15