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Master of Music in Music Theory or Composition

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M.M. in Music Theory or Composition Degree Requirements

Programs of study are as follows:

Music Theory

Advanced music theory 9
Advanced musicology and/or advanced composition 9
MUSC 801 Music Bibliography and Research 3
MTHC 778 History of Music Theory 3
Oral examination 0
Electives 0
Thesis* 6

Composition

Advanced composition 8
Advanced musicology and music theory 12
MUSC 801 Music Bibliography and Research 3
Oral examination 0
Electives 0
Recital 1
Thesis*
6

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*The master’s thesis in theory or composition shall consist of either a 20-minute work for large ensemble or a 30-minute chamber work, either of which may include electronic media. All thesis proposals must be approved by the MTHC faculty before the student begins work on the thesis.

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