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Undergraduate Theory

The undergraduate Music Core Course comprises a number of interrelated subjects which work most successfully when taken together in sequence and in the appropriate year.

Undergraduate Music Core Course Sequence

Year 1  

Fall
MU 113 Ear Training 1 – must be taken with Harmony & Counterpoint 1
MU 115 Harmony & Counterpoint 1 (or remedial MU111 Music Fundamentals) – must be taken with Ear Training 1
MU 117 Time & Rhythm 1

Spring
MU 114 Ear Training 2 – must be taken with Harmony & Counterpoint 2
MU 116 Harmony & Counterpoint 2 – must be taken with Ear Training 2
MU 118 Time & Rhythm 2
MU 251 Music History 1: Ancient to Early Renaissance         

Year 2

Fall
MU 213 Ear Training 3 – must be taken with Harmony & Counterpoint 3
MU 215 Harmony & Counterpoint 3 – must be taken with Ear Training 3
MU 252 Music History 2: Late Renaissance to Baroque

Spring
MU 214 Ear Training 4 – must be taken with Harmony & Counterpoint 4  
MU 216 Harmony & Counterpoint 4 – must be taken with Ear Training 4
MU 351: Music History 3: Classical    

Year 3

Fall
MU 352 Music History 4: Romantic
MU 319 Theory & Musicology Elective*

Spring
MU 451 Music History 5: 20th and 21st Century
MU 319 Theory & Musicology Elective*   

Year 4

Fall or Spring
MU 319 Theory & Musicology Elective*

Voice majors' Theory sequence ends with Harmony & Counterpoint 4

 

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