School of Music


The study of music theory is essential training for any career related to music. Beyond this vital utilitarian function, the study of theory helps train the whole person and enrich professional and personal life by stretching the mind's ability to reason and solve problems and by paving the way to a greater appreciation of the art of music, of culture, and of beauty, and an understanding of the importance of these to human society.


Dr. Horace J. Maxile, Jr.
Associate Professor of Music Theory
Dr. Timothy McKinney
Professor of Music Theory,
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Dr. James Bennighof
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Policy
Professor of Music Theory
Dr. Eric Lai
Professor of Music Theory
Mr. Jonathan Patterson
Piano Technician,
Part-time Lecturer in Musicianship
Dr. Jana Millar
Part-time Senior Lecturer in Music Theory

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