Mar 23, 2018  
Evening Division Fall 2016 
Evening Division Fall 2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Theory

The Music Theory and Analysis program helps musicians foster a deeper understanding of the musical literature through the study of its syntax, structure, and styles. Throughout these studies, students develop and refine their musical instincts, expand their knowledge of musical repertoire, and apply this knowledge creatively through model composition projects. The Literature & Techniques of Music course is designed for non-musicians who want to gain a basic knowledge of music theory in order to enhance their understanding and appreciation of great works throughout music history. The Music Theory & Analysis courses are for students who are interested in composition or earning academic credit. The program begins with the Elements of Music, which begins with the basic language of music theory. It then progresses into the five-semester sequence of Music Theory and Analysis I-V. Advanced electives are also offered to expand students’ theoretical knowledge and analytical skills in specific time periods and genres.

Placement interviews are required to place students in the proper level course. Please schedule an appointment online at

Fall semester placement interviews:
September 7, 5–7pm