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Small class sizes and seminar formats allow undergraduate and masters level students ample time for collaborative discussion with faculty and peers, giving a firm foundation in music theory for teaching, performance, or future study.

Curriculum Requirements

A BMUS in Theory is a four-year, 128 credit hour emphasis consisting of degree requirements (private lessons, music theory, conducting, music history, large ensemble, composition, technology, and additional music courses) and the U of U General Education Requirements and Bachelor's Degree Requirements. A senior project is required.

The MM is a two-year, 32 credit hour program consisting of bibliography, music history and literature, and advanced music theory. A master's thesis is required.

Yeagi Kim "I have worked with all four faculty members of the Theory Department of the University of Utah as a DMA student. I was impressed with their expertise in their respective fields and their skill as teachers."
  -Yeagi Kim, DMA candidate
"Working with the professors in the theory and composition department has been both fun and rewarding because they teach soundly and openly and cover everything that a music student needs to learn." David Stillman
-David Stillman, DMA candidate  


Last Updated: 2/7/19