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

School of Music
Required Music Theory Course
MTC 542Music Analysis3
Area of Concentration 1
MTC 512Composition I3
MTC 513Composition II3
MTC 517Advanced Computer Music3
MTC 54416th Century Counterpoint3
Concentration Electives
Select two of the following:6
Composition III
Advanced Orchestration
18th Century Counterpoint
Music History 2
Select one MHL course at the 600-level.3
Free Electives
Select one free elective.3
Research Component
MMU 699Thesis3
Total Credits Required30

May substitute one course from the list of Concentration Electives.


If student fails the Graduate Placement test in Music History, they MUST complete the MHL 501 remedial course PRIOR to taking this requirement.

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; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Year One
Semester OneCredits
MTC 512Composition I3
MTC 541 or 542Advanced Orchestration3
Semester Two
MTC 513 (Free Elective)Composition II3
MTC 54518th Century Counterpoint3
MTC 517Advanced Computer Music3
Year Two
Semester Three
MTC 514 or 579Composition III3
MTC 541 or 542Advanced Orchestration3
MTC 54416th Century Counterpoint3
Semester Four
MHL ### Music History Elective3
MMU 699Thesis3
Thesis Defense (no credit)