M.M. in Music Theory, History and Composition: Concentration in Music Theory and Composition

College of Arts and Humanities
Required Music Theory Course
MTC 542Music Analysis3
Area of Concentration
MTC 512Advanced Composition I3
MTC 517Advanced Computer Music3
MTC 544Advanced Counterpoint I3
MTC 579Music Theory and Composition Seminar1-3
may substitute one course from concentration electives listed below
Concentration Electives
Select two of the following:6
Advanced Composition II
Advanced Composition III
Advanced Orchestration
Music Analysis
Advanced Counterpoint II
Music History
Select one MHL course at the 600 level3
Free Electives
Select one free elective3
Research Component
MMU 699Thesis3
Total Credits Required30

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via my WCU and consult their Graduate Coordinator.  For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; courses offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Year One
Semester OneCredits
MTC 512Advanced Composition I3
MTC 541 or 542Advanced Orchestration3
 Credits6
Semester Two
MTC 513 (Free Elective)Advanced Composition II3
MTC 545Advanced Counterpoint II3
MTC 517Advanced Computer Music3
 Credits9
Year Two
Semester Three
MTC 514 or 579Advanced Composition III3
MTC 541 or 542Advanced Orchestration3
MTC 544Advanced Counterpoint I3
 Credits9
Semester Four
MHL ### Music History Elective3
MMU 699Thesis3
Thesis Defense (no credit) 
 Credits6