Theory, B.M.

Requirements for a Major in Theory

Forty-four semester hours including:
MUS 2260Elementary Conducting (Music Education Elementary)2
MUS 3207Composition2
MUS 3306Orchestration3
MUS 3307Intermediate Composition3
MUS 4205Theoretical Systems2
MUS 4280Senior Seminar and Paper2
MUS 4301Advanced Analysis3
MUS 4304Counterpoint3
MUS 4305Advanced Counterpoint3
Applied Music
Twelve semester hours applied music (Piano Level VIIIs). Credit earned for applied music study may not be used to satisfy degree requirements until candidate is officially admitted to the School of Music. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Dean of the School of Music. Must have a grade of “C” or above in all secondary piano courses. 112
A minimum of eight semesters of large ensemble; enrollment in ensemble in the major performing area required for every term in residence.8
No recital requirement
MUS 1002Academic Division Colloquium (required for every term in residence)0
Eleven semester hours classroom music courses 2, 311
Supportive Courses
Thirty-one semester hours music core31
Total Hours85

The s in Piano Levels indicates that the curriculum in these levels is designed for secondary piano students.


Chamber and classroom music courses must total at least eleven hours, of which at least four must be chamber, at least five must be classroom music, and the remaining two may be taken in either category.


See list of Classroom Music Courses