Music Theory and Composition Major

Description: A program that focuses on the study of the principles of sound manipulation as applied to the creation of music, and the techniques of creating and arranging music. Includes instruction in aural theory, melody, counterpoint, complex harmony, modulation, chromatics, improvisation, progressions, musical writing, instrumentation, orchestration, electronic and computer applications, studies of specific musical styles, and development of original creative ability. Is Music Theory and Composition the right major for you?
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Music Theory and Composition Major

What Courses Do Music Theory and Composition Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Music Theory and Composition majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

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