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Music Theory, History & Composition

Welcome to the Music Theory, History and Composition Department. Our mission is to deepen each student's musical experience by developing new ways of hearing, seeing and understanding music. Departmental offerings include elective courses at the upper-division and graduate levels, as well as required course sequences in music history and theory. Majors available through the department include the Bachelor of Music degree in Musical Studies with specialization in either Composition or History/Theory, the Bachelor of Arts in Music, and the Composition Minor. Students can supplement these degrees with other minors and concentrations.



Visit the Music History page to access Musical Terms, Historical Overview, and the Music History Resource Guide.


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