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College Of Arts And Sciences
Music Theory
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Why Study Music Theory?

The minor in Music Theory is designed to provide undergraduate students with a specialized knowledge in musicianship and the theory of music in addition to its history. It is particularly well-suited to students interested in honing their skills as musicians and offers more rigorous training in music analysis than the general track. Coursework includes an introduction to the study of music, courses in musicianship, music theory, only two semesters in a performance ensemble, and a choice of courses on specialized topics, including the study of popular musics, non-western musical traditions, music and gender, music technology, and the works of individual composers.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Musicianship
  • Music Theory
  • Music History
  • Ensemble Performance

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Tonal Harmony 
  • Guitar Workshop
  • University Orchestra
  • Music Cultures of the World

ADMISSION INFO:

The Music Theory minor, for which students take Music major courses in theory and musicianship, is for students who want to acquire more specialized knowledge and skills in the areas of music theory and musicianship.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Instructor
  • Music Theory Lab Attendant
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Online Instructor

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Bellarmine University
  • Michelle Tuesday Music School
  • Sweet Briar College
  • John Tyler Community College

Interested in this Minor?

Department of Music

Chair: Perry Goldstein

Office: 3304 Staller Center for the Arts

Phone: (631) 632-7330

College Of Arts And Sciences
Music Theory
Back to all Programs

Why Study Music Theory?

The minor in Music Theory is designed to provide undergraduate students with a specialized knowledge in musicianship and the theory of music in addition to its history. It is particularly well-suited to students interested in honing their skills as musicians and offers more rigorous training in music analysis than the general track. Coursework includes an introduction to the study of music, courses in musicianship, music theory, only two semesters in a performance ensemble, and a choice of courses on specialized topics, including the study of popular musics, non-western musical traditions, music and gender, music technology, and the works of individual composers.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Musicianship
  • Music Theory
  • Music History
  • Ensemble Performance

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Tonal Harmony 
  • Guitar Workshop
  • University Orchestra
  • Music Cultures of the World

ADMISSION INFO:

The Music Theory minor, for which students take Music major courses in theory and musicianship, is for students who want to acquire more specialized knowledge and skills in the areas of music theory and musicianship.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Instructor
  • Music Theory Lab Attendant
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Online Instructor

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Bellarmine University
  • Michelle Tuesday Music School
  • Sweet Briar College
  • John Tyler Community College

Interested in this Minor?

Department of Music

Chair: Perry Goldstein

Office: 3304 Staller Center for the Arts

Phone: (631) 632-7330

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