Music Theory Programs

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Western’s graduate programs in music theory offer an outstanding academic experience in which students are encouraged to follow their musical and intellectual inclinations while also acquiring a foundation in recognized subfields of the discipline (such as transformational theory, Schenkerian theory, pedagogy of music theory, sonata theory, transformational theory, and history of theory). This dual approach offers a perspective that balances tradition and innovation, and exposes students to a variety of musical repertoire, theoretical systems, approaches to analytical methodology, and critical thinking.

MA Music Theory

PhD Music Theory