Jul 18, 2024  
[PRELIMINARY] Course Catalog 2024-2025 
    
[PRELIMINARY] Course Catalog 2024-2025

Music Theory


Jared C. Hartt, Barker Professor of Music Theory; director

Christa G. Cole, Assistant Professor of Music Theory
Donald Samuel Gardner, Assistant Professor of Music Theory
Tyler M. Howie, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory
Rebecca V. Leydon, Professor of Music Theory
Megan Kaes Long, Associate Professor of Music Theory
R. Joseph Lubben, Associate Professor of Music Theory
Jan M. Miyake, Professor of Music Theory
Bryan J. Parkhurst, Associate Professor of Music Theory
Andrew Y. Pau, Associate Professor of Music Theory
Eron F. Smith, Assistant Professor of Music Theory
Sylvie T. Tran, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory


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Music Theory Courses

Placement tests are used to determine initial placement in aural skills courses and music theory courses. Some courses in the music theory division are consent courses; students obtain consent from the division’s administrative assistant (not the instructor).

Aural Skills Courses

All students who wish to elect a course in aural skills are required to take the aural skills placement test. Depending on the results, a student will begin with MUTH 101 MUTH 102 MUTH 201 , or MUTH 202 . A student who lacks an aural skills placement test score will be placed on a waiting list until their testing has been completed.

Music Theory Courses

All students who wish to elect a course in music theory are required to take the music theory placement test. This test determines whether a student will begin with MUTH 120  or MUTH 131 .

Divisional Policies

Advanced Placement Credit

The following score(s) will correspond to credit for the following course(s), fulfilling corresponding prerequisite requirements (if applicable) and counting toward total credits needed for graduation:

  • AP Music Theory, 4 or 5  →  MUTH 600 (one full course / four credits)

Note: Transfer credit received for MUTH 600 does not count toward the music theory minor. Scores on the AP examination do not qualify students for placement within the MUTH sequence.

Programs

    Minor

    Courses

      Music Theory