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    Jun 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Theory minor

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The Minor in Music Theory is designed for music majors who are interested in further exploring the theoretical and analytical bases of music. The purpose of the minor is to provide students with a solid and well-rounded foundation in understanding, analyzing and comparing the melodic, harmonic and formal structures of the styles of Western music, and to prepare students for advanced study at the master’s and doctoral level in music history.


Undergraduates with the following majors may pursue a minor in music theory:

  • Composition, BM 
  • General, Choral and Instrumental Music (teacher certification), BM
  • Jazz Studies (instrumental, arranging or vocal emphasis), BM
  • Music, BA
  • Performance (specialization: Harpsichord), BM
  • Performance (specialization: Orchestral Instruments - Multiple Woodwinds), BM
  • Performance (specialization: Orchestral Instruments), BM
  • Performance (specialization: Organ), BM
  • Performance (specialization: Organ, Church Music Emphasis), BM
  • Performance (specialization: Piano), BM
  • Performance (specialization: Voice), BM


A successful application to be submitted after the completion of MUTH 2400 . See for submission guidelines.

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