Master of Music in Theory

Students completing this sub plan will:

  • identify and classify various musical genres, including small and large forms, and featuring diverse aesthetic approaches
  • demonstrate proficiency in analyzing tonal and post-tonal music
  • acquire a knowledge of music theory pedagogy
  • acquire a knowledge of scholarly publications in music theory
  • determine and demonstrate advanced analytical writing skills
  • develop and produce a substantial independent research project that makes an original contribution to the field

Application Procedures:

Apply to the Graduate College

In addition to materials requested on the on-line application, prospective Theory students are required to submit an analytical paper that demonstrates strong writing skills and analytical insight. This paper should be from the past three years, preferably from your undergraduate music program. Detailed instructions for the additional materials are included in the online application. Please begin the application process and contact the Area Coordinator for your specific sub-plan if you have questions.

Information on Master of Music academic plans may be found on the Graduate College website (click here to view).

The NAU academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the catalog as the official, authoritative source.

Information on Master of Music academic plans may be found on the Graduate College website (click here to view).

The NAU academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the catalog as the official, authoritative source.

If you need additional help, you may email the School of Music Graduate program (click here.)