Music Theory (MTHY)

MTHY 100     Fundamentals of Music     3 Credit Hours

This course presents the fundamentals of Western music theory through practical experience, including music notation, sight-singing, and ear training. Prerequisites: none.

MTHY 101     Music Theory I     3 Credit Hours

Writing and analysis of melodic lines, alone and in counterpoint, leading to writing and analysis of harmony. Emphasis on being able to hear the sounds symbolized by notation. (F).

Prerequisite(s): MTHY 100

MTHY 102     Music Theory II     3 Credit Hours

Continuation of MTHY 101 including harmonic analysis, layer analysis, and beginning formal analysis. (W).

Prerequisite(s): MTHY 101

MTHY 390     Topics in Music Theory     3 Credit Hours

Examination of problems and issues in selected areas of music history. title as listed in Schedule of Classes will change according to content. Course may be repeated for credit when specified topics differ. (OC).

MTHY 399     Independent Study Music Theory     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Readings, analytical assignments and/or compositions in music selected in accordance with the needs and interests of those enrolled and agreed upon by the instructor and the student.

*An asterisk denotes that a course may be taken concurrently.

Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally