Master of Music in Theory



The Master of Music in Theory is designed to give students a solid grounding in music theory and analysis, preparing them for further study at the doctoral level.

Program Highlights

  • Students take courses in Schenkerian analysis, post-tonal theory, theory pedagogy, and other topics.
  • Two-year program culminates in a thesis focusing on a particular subject in music theory or analysis. 
  • Numerous opportunities for extensive one-on-one study with individual faculty members.
  • Additional coursework in composition and/or performance is available.

Theory Faculty

Dr. Stephen Brown, Coordinator
Dr. Jennifer Russell
Dr. Tim Smith