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CCM, Composition, Musicology and Theory
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Music Theory

CCM's music theory programs focus on various musical elements and how they work together to create unique compositions. Our world-renowned faculty (all of whom come from diverse backgrounds and specialize in every era and style from Antiquity to the present) combine rigorous academic training with opportunities for specialization in a variety of areas, helping students learn through hands-on approaches, one-on-one advising, guest lectures (as part of CCM's Thinking About Music Series) and semesterly seminars/colloquium that encourage intelligent discussions between peers.

At the same time, the flexibility of the curriculum and the required cognate (for doctoral students) allow them the opportunity to explore particular fields of interest — whether they be in performance, musicology or composition — to broaden their horizons and gain greater knowledge of the music they are studying. CCM Theory's position within one of the United States' top music programs also means access to acclaimed instrumental/vocal teachers and students, guaranteeing high quality feedback and interaction.

Degrees Offered
Program Degree
Theory Master of Music
Theory Doctor of Philosophy