Music Theory

The Music Theory major in the Bachelor of Music degree is for students who wish to concentrate their study on the theory of music. Students will conduct research under mentors, faculty members who are active in academic discourse on the national and international level.  Areas of study include:

  • Theoretical Systems
  • Advanced Orchestration
  • Counterpoint
  • Music History
  • Applied Music

All students desiring to pursue a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, or Bachelor of Arts in Music degree must audition.  Music faculty review auditions for acceptance into each music degree program.

Graduates have gone on to graduate study at other prestigious institutions.  Many have become theory professors.

The Bachelor of Music Education degree requires ensemble participation each semester. The Music School offers a variety of ensemble opportunities including Band, Choir, Early Music Ensemble, Handbells, Jazz, Opera Theater, Orchestra and Chamber Music. The School of Music presents more than 300 concerts every year.  

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