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Required Music Theory Cognate Courses
  • Pedagogy of Theory (16 THRY 7015) 3 (offered in the Spring every other year)
  • Set Theory I (16 THRY 8011) 3 (offered in the Fall every other year)
  • Schenkerian Analysis I (16 THRY 8015) 3 (offered in the Fall every other year, in alternation with Set Theory 1)
Cognate electives (12 hours needed)

Any non-required graduate theory courses are acceptable. Possible recommended electives include:

  • 16th-Century Counterpoint
  • 18th-Century Counterpoint
  • Special Topics
  • Readings in Music Theory
  • Advanced Topics: Rhythm and Meter
  • Aesthetics
  • Schenker 2
  • Set Theory 2